Thanksgiving 2011

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Another Thanksgiving has come with full bellies and a satisfied sweet tooth (for now anyway). It was quite the gathering at Jason's Mom's house (my mom too!). Last year, Sue had been in the hospital since the end of September from a ruptured brain aneurysm and stroke. She got a day pass to eat dinner with the family. It truly was a miracle and one we will never forget. To think a year has passed, and here we are blessed enough, to not only have her, but to be able to gather in her home (just like the many many times before). I love these gatherings because everyone lives in the same town. So everyone is present. That is a true gift. Of course both turkeys (roasted and fried), the heaps of stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean and sweet potato casseroles were to die for delicious. Celebrating another year with our mom, a blessing beyond measure. And a thankfulness, I can not express. [caption id="attachment_7108" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="The kid's table"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_7109" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="The Big Kid's Table"][/caption] I didn't take too many pictures of food or set-up. But I had a great time taking pictures of all the cousins (young and old) playing Bingo together. There were winners, and losers, and lots of prizes. But all in all, they sure had fun. These memories are what it is all about. Sue was happy to have her family there. It was a fabulous time. I didn't feel good earlier in the day - sinus headache. Thanks goodness by dinner I was okay. Bridget wore the turkey bow made by my co-worker, she has an etsy shop listed in my sidebar. After a while, it came out, and Sydney just had to "model" it. [caption id="attachment_7117" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Sydney modeling the Turkey Bow"][/caption] She wears it well! What is really funny is all the little girl cousins just worship her. They are so cute to watch. I love how they copy her every chance they get. [caption id="attachment_7113" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Future Sydney"][/caption] I work tomorrow, but to everyone not working, I hope you are having a gracious holiday.

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