Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Doubly Thankful

This year, William and I were doubly thankful on Thanksgiving. We were able to share the day with both of our families- and have TWO full Thanksgiving dinners. I'm still not quite sure how we were able to eat that much, but I definitely didn't eat very much the next day I was so full. We got together with my family at the Marriott Hotel with my beloved grandmother, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We did miss you Cynthie but are SO HAPPY about your lead role as The Ghost of Christmas Past!! We had the buffet complete with shrimp, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes- and LOTS of DESSERTS. We like to call this spread the "diabetic coma"!! It was great to be able to spend time with the extended family that I only see a few times a year. Fortunately, this meal was at noon so that we did have some recovery time in between when we ate with William's family.
My sweet mother-in-law truly outdid herself. She cooked an entire turkey (fortunately not as big as the Chernobyl 40 lb turkey she had in Russia several years ago) which was so moist and delicious, pecan sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, baked potatoes, rolls, and two kinds of pie for dessert. It was great to be able to spend time with our family- including Chris, Karen, Charles, and Stanley. One nice treat was that during dinner, we were able to talk with Corey and Bekky (whom we missed) on the phone (we can't WAIT to see them this Sunday!!!) AND we were able then to talk with Grandma and Grandpa Kunz on the phone.

We truly feel so so blessed that we have such AMAZING families. We cannot begin to express our gratitude for all of the love, support, laughter, and joy that our families bring to us. Thanks for all that you have done for us!

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