Wednesday, December 01, 2010

In Attendance over Thanksgiving Week

My two grandmothers.
My mom and step-dad.
Me, Mr. Spock, and Muffin Man.
My sister, her husband, my niece and nephew, and the wonderful exchange student.
My Aunt and Uncle TandemBicycle and their daughter (cousin in picture).
My Aunt and Uncle JustAFewYearsOlderThanMe and their three kids.
My Uncle SnarkySenseOfHumor, my Aunt WorksWithSpecialNeedsKids, their two daughters, their grand-daughter, their eldest daughter's boyfriend, their youngest daughter's best friend, and the best friend's daughter.
My mom's Cousin MiraculouslyGetsYarnUntangled, her stepfather, her son, his partner, and their two kids.
And a brief visit by my mom's friends, FamousActorAndSinger and CollectsQuilts, and one of their sons, PlaysBanjoAndSingsBeautifully.

My mom hemmed some pants for me. We ate 4 tons of food. Mr. Spock and I figured out my parents home theater system and wrote up a user's guide for it. I knitted on a hat which I had to rip (thus the yarn detangling), and start again (it's much better now).

In short, I can't wait until next year.


Val said...

That's so wonderful--To get so many family members together. :) Our Thanksgivings used to be big like that. All the aunts and uncles and cousins on my dad's side of the family would gather at my grandparents' house, and my brothers and cousins and I would all end up sharing the "kids' table" in my grandparents' living room. I loved it. Everyone has spread out so much distance-wise and does their own thing now that my grandparents have died, so now the grandparents at my Thanksgivings are my own parents, and the kids at the kids' table are my niece and nephew. 'A much smaller Thanksgiving, but still a sweet one, of course, and I'm glad for the memories. It's something really special to have memories of aunts, uncles, and cousins like that.

Paul Battaglia said...

Now I completely understand why you haven't posted in a while.......