We had such a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving gathering at our house on Thursday! Just a small group of friends and family (Karen Murphy and her husband Jim, Wayne Young — who took all those great photographs of “Dangerous Curves” for our CD — and his long-time friend Cheri, my Dad, Ron and myself). First of all, it was so great to finally have my Dad back in town (my Mom will be returning from Delaware next Wednesday). For those who have been following what’s been going on with my brother, all of a sudden in the last week or so Jeff began to make HUGE progress…in fact, they are calling him “The Miracle Man”…so much so that he was actually RELEASED from the hospital the day before Thanksgiving and got to go HOME to his kids!!! Amazing, considering just two weeks ago they still didn’t think he would make it at all. Truly, so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!
For our Thanksgiving feast, I was in charge of the TURKEY (and of course, making the table look pretty…my favorite part)! But those who know me, know that cooking is not exactly my “thing” so I was a little nervous as to how the turkey would turn out. But thanks to some great turkey tips via a long-distance phone call from my mom on the best way to do it, my turkey turned out GREAT!
Karen and her husband brought the mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberries, Daddy brought some wine, Wayne brought a fabulous artichoke dip and veggie chips, and Ron was in charge of rolls and vegetables. Talk about a FEAST! The whole meal was SOOOO good…mmmmm!
After dinner, we enjoyed coffee and pumpkin pie sat around the table playing a great game called “A Question of Scruples.” Oh my goodness….so much fun! I seriously haven’t laughed that hard in a long time! Although by the end of the game I think we all knew a bit more about one another than we probably EVER needed to know, it was sure a lot of fun! :) Thank you so much to Karen, Jim, Wayne, Cheri and Daddy for making this Thankgiving such an enjoyable and memorable one for Ron and me! We love you guys!