Thursday, November 25, 2004


We had a lovely day together as a family, only Steve & Michele (w/kids, of course), Danny, and Becky & Martin (& kids) weren't able to be there. Steven & Michele went to her mom & dad's, Danny had to work, and Martin & Becky live in New Zealand which makes it hard to get to the in-laws house for holidays! Mother made a wonderful turkey, despite our having experienced a winter snowstorm, the night before, that brought down lines and caused the electricity to be out for three hours.

We had dinner at Kevin and Petra's, and had a close friend and neighbor, Mr. Mitchell, as a guest (it was so nice to see him looking so well after having hip replacement surgery, etc.). Linda made a great vegetable dish of cauliflower and sun-dried tomatoes; Petra had a fantastic appetizer of stuffed mushrooms. Josie's pumpkin pie was one of the best I've had. All together it was just a great (& YUMMY) time.

After dinner, I spent a couple of hours playing a board game with my nieces & nephews. It was a lot of fun, and it was good to see how nicely they're all growing up and maturing. They are such gifts from God and I'm so thankful to have them in my life!

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