Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Thanksgiving that almost wasn't

Mama is home now. Thanks for all of your prayers! She is feeling much better, but still needs oxygen some of the time. We had a pretty crazy couple of weeks with her at the hospital in Kansas City; there was lots of driving back and forth, watching each other's children, and staying at the hospital with Mama. Emily ended up staying 5 days and I stayed up there for 3. Mom had her own personal nursing staff with us around.

With Mom not there deciding what we should do, we waited until the last minute to go ahead with our regular Thanksgiving dinner. Tara, Carmen and Natalia did the shopping for the last-minute stuff, but luckily Mom had been really organized (and I had thawed the turkey) so everyone pitched in and we threw together a dinner. It wasn't bad, but wasn't as good as when Mom does it, the stuffing especially! The turkey was good and moist, though.

Don't forget dessert! Apple and Cherry and Pumpkin, Oh My!

And the motley crew. Tara is missing since she's behind the camera!


Tara said...

these pictures look a little familiar...hmmm....I wonder why??? :)

Discursivelyhappy said...

Those are great pics Annie! I am so glad your mom is better! The boys made her cards (I still have them) did I tell you what Nathan did? He put macaroni in an envelope so "she could make her own craft." Cracked me up!

kyle said...'s funny, but it kinda looks like more than Tara is missing. I can't put my finger on it though.

Mandy said...

Hey Annie, I don't have your email so I thought I would comment here. I am needing some creative advice, knew I could count on you! No pressure! LOL!

I have several OLD gown/shirt/baby dresses like things that have been passed down to me. They are thin and coloring from age but they are precious. What should I do with them? Any ideas?

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