turkey for you – turkey for me – turkey for thanksgiving

i am known as the queen of turkey on thanksgiving.  a few years back i followed a turkey brining technique that soaked in the moisture and gave us the most flavorful turkey ever.  it seems that it gets better and better every year.  this year, since we were having 21 people at mom and dad’s new house, we baked 1 20lb turkey and two turkey breasts.  i have to admit – the turkey was divine. 

but – thanksgiving is not just about turkey, even if it is the most delicious turkey you’ve ever tasted.

we are thankful for so many things this year.  here are just a few that top the charts:

  • husband’s timely diagnosis of chiari malformation and syringomyelia
  • husband’s sucessful recovery from his decompression surgery
  • the time that lori, our parents, our friends, and neighbors put into fixing meals and helping us make it through the healing process
  • our understanding of God’s path for our life and our adoption journey
  • the continuous love and friendship that will and i share with each other
  • our amazingly supportive friends and family
  • the vacation times we spent at the beach soaking in the sun
  • the numerous christian music concerts and the trip to see Annie
  • the completion of the baby nursery
  • the submission of the initial adoption application
  • the blessing of Ellie’s birth
  • the celebration of Kathy and Mark’s engagement
  • will’s parent’s celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary

2 Responses to “thankful times”

Great pics! Looks like you had a wonderful holiday with your family and I am so happy for each of you! I took am thankful for all of your list and many more of my own reasons as well. What a year 2010 has been. So excited to see what 2011 has in store for us all! Love you guys!

November 30th, 2010

These photos bring back so many fantastic memories! Memories of this Thanksgiving past and the many Holidays before! I have to admit, I am still totally shocked by the paintings Aunt Pat creates. I know she is extraordinarily talented, but to see the one painting – it just blows my mind. I am so fortunate to be related to so many talented people!

Thanks for another wonderful Thanksgiving! I know how much work it is for you and Will. You will never know how much I look forward to it. Love you loads and loads!

January 3rd, 2011

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