Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Success

I am pleased to report that we did it.  We survived our first big holiday celebration here in Oregon.  And we had a fun day.

Twenty years ago Russ & I lived in Pocatello with our first child.  Russ worked with a nice guy and we got together with his family from time to time.

Last December this same nice guy sent Russ’s resume to his boss at Intel, and you know the rest of that story.

Today for thanksgiving the nice guy and his family came to eat Thanksgiving dinner with us.  In the intervening years we added a bunch of kids and they added a few more than that. 


It was a fun meal—the kids got along well and everyone was happy to watch the ending of Harry Potter 1 as we were finishing the meal preparation and then watch Harry Potter 2 while we were waiting for the turkey to digest.  Everyone was impressed by the selection of pies (I forgot to take a pie picture, darn it!) and I should not need to eat again until 2013. 


So tonight, this is what I’m thankful for.  That life goes on, even when it’s hard.  That there can be good moments, even if they are different good moments.  And that there’s still the phone, and skype, and email, and future travel plans to look forward to.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! The holidays are hard! You know..just seeing your kitchen chairs made me sad..silly, huh? Glad it was a good day!