Saturday, November 24, 2007

Grateful Hearts

We were so lucky to have a Thanksgiving visitor! Kevin flew out for the week! Just having him here was so nice. He was another wrestling buddy for Zach, and great entertainment for Lily! We didn't do anything too special, just lots of food, good conversation and catching up! He had only two requests: spinach salad and sweet potato casserole! I was happy to oblige! I love my family, and having them around is just not something I take for granted anymore! I know how Zach felt as he cried for 5 minutes after dropping Kevin off at the airport, family bonds are strong, and it's hard to watch them leave when you've had so much fun!
We shared Thanksgiving dinner with the Hansen and Dixon families. What a GREAT meal! I was so impressed with all the food. The turkey wasn't so intimidating after all! I know that I will use some of the new recipes from Amy and Alissa at future Thanksgiving Dinners. This is what I love about food. Food carries memories. I make dishes that I learned from family, or old friends, and I think about them, about things they've taught me, and about life in general. We all carry little pieces of each other.


Missy said...

You are so right! I love food for that same reason...

What a great uncle your kids have! Darling photos Tara. Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving too!

dixonfamily said...

Thanks so much for having us be a part of your Thanksgiving! We had a great time and enjoyed the wonderful food. We need to get together and swap some recipes. Thanks again for hosting it.