Thursday, November 27, 2003

Happy Thanksgiving!

As our day draws to a close, we wish all of you in the United States a family focussed, relaxing and treasured holiday. Don't stress about the turkey, just enjoy the people you're with and the opportunity to reconnect and enjoy the presence of loved ones.

As far as we can figure, this is the first Thanksgiving we've had, just our little family. It was not a typical holiday as the girls had school today (while yesterday was a holiday for the end of Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr). Ian was home though. With our vacation this past weekend (I'll write about it, promise!) I hadn't thought a stitch about Thanksgiving preparations, so today was the day we went out to get dinner fixings.
We prepared a meal that was good, if not traditional. A just right sized chicken, some homemade smashed potatoes/carrots/squash with garlic, peas with cheese, corn on the cob, fresh baguet. And for dessert, fruit salad with a dollop of whipped cream.
The kids made a paper Thankful Tree yesterday. Leaves of handprints with their thanks written down. It's growing near our front door, with Rebecca's Halloween bats and pumpkin with it. Come Christmas time, we'll moves the leaves to the bottom, add some cottonball snow and Christmas balls. It just might turn into a yearly tradition.

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