My family spent a few Thanksgivings serving food, since extended family was far, and that’s still Thanksgiving to me. I loved having enough mental quiet to contemplate thankfulness, and what better way to thank than to worship? It may also have had something to do with my dislike of Thanksgiving food… :) OK, and of long drives and chaos in general…
Serving at a shelter or having over people who need somewhere to celebrate is how Chris and I would like to spend our “ideal Thanksgiving,” but each year is its own. Tradition = things you happen to repeat and enjoy = good; tradition = things you must repeat = stressful. This time, we spent the day at a state park with Chris’ extended family, and Astara had her first experiences with soccer and salt water.
I’m pretty sure Chris taught her this one in our dating days:
Astara being all cute and innocent. Yeah, keep that stick in mind come Christmas…
Pup vs. Pro
This guy was impressed by her machismo and deemed her his new girl:
And a warm fuzzy to close on:
Danielle and Mom B