Friday, November 23, 2007

So Thankful!

Thankful for all of my friends & family at home and here in our temporary home on Okinawa. Thankful for one of the BEST Thanksgiving dinners ever last night! There wasn't ONE thing in our feast that was only "good" - it was all outstanding. (Deep fried turkey picked up from Popeye's - don't laugh, it was possibly the best turkey I've ever had - cranberry sauce from a can, homemade everything else to include stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pies, and fresh berry coffee cake) Thankful for lots of champagne and wine and the fact that we ate our faces off across the street so we could stumble back home in minutes. Thankful for the PS3 and blu-ray movies that entertained the kids (ours and the big man children too) for the whole day. Thankful that Craig is with our family instead of overseas like he was last year. And thankful for the opportunity to spend a few years here in Okinawa where we are having a great time, though it means missing our families. (and we DO miss our friends & family for sure!)

A few shots from the great day... the whole lot can be found here.

Little Mr. Knyte - looking at Mama.
The kid goofing around on the deck chairs out on the balcony.
Kid #5 - Tommy.
Maisy, Niko & Mia watching Happy Feet.
Logan kickin' back.

The fresh fruit coffee cake. Yummmmmm....Excuse me while I wipe the drool out of my keyboard.... Derek slicing the bird.
The beautiful table- Mia made a "fall tree" and Anne sprinkled some festive leaves and candles around. (the ceiling fan kept blowing out candles...)
The kids approve!
Hi, Nikolas. You don't know this yet, but someday you're going to KILL the ladies. Ryan, this guy reminds me of Kiki SOOOOO much. Sensitive and smart sweetheart with a smile to make the girls swoon.

Which is not to say that brother Logan is a bag of rocks- he brings out the SILLY in Mia. Fun to watch while it lasts - before "EEWWW GIRLS ARE GROOOOOSSSSSS!" It's really quite funny to see the dynamic with all 3. It works - until Niko comes down crying because Mia & Logan are stepping on his chest and kicking his head. Super.

I wish ALL of you a wonderful Thanksgiving, even though ours is over already. Now it's off to SHOP. Oh - and if you're reading this and want to send us a holiday card (I know you would just love to do that) it's no more postage than if you were sending it to anyone in the states - so please email me to let me know if you need our address. I'll probably be sending out emails to update my address book this week for our cards!

1 comment:

Edith said...

Happy Thanksgiving!