This year we didn't do that.
Not because we weren't thankful. But more due to the fact that we had 40 people (our immediate family of 20 plus 20 extended family and friends) around at least three tables so the logistics of hearing it all and the impatience (hunger) of everyone made it probably just too difficult.
So this blog, from John and I, is dedicated to those twenty that blessed us with their presence.
Aside from just coming, here are 20+ more reasons, to be thankful...not at all exhaustive!
|Allie||Russian rap music, sweet patience with our littlest boys, taking some out shopping|
|Matt n' Jenn||Bringing awesome drinks, taking and giving great pictures|
|Lena||Challenging us so well at Beyond Balderdash! (2nd place)|
|Elaine||Awesome leadership in the cooking/meals and BAGELS !|
|Lisa||Sweet wise patience and love especially with Sveta and your talking so much Russian!|
|Hanya||The nice opportunity to catch up and for bringing Jenny and Joe (and all the cold cuts!!!).|
|Jenny||Looking so great, being so cool and bringing Joe|
|Joe||For oddly inspiring John to hit a windmill, telling us about the Upland
and trying to get my kids to back flip.
|Tanya||For your amazing generosity and your interrogation of Adam F. ;)|
|Medranos||For bringing whole family, tables, chairs, and your Godly spirit of peace (and the salads!)|
|Adam F.||For your tolerance of interrogation, for making Rachel smile so much,
and your patience with all the family.
|Jack||For your wisdom about parking the cars in the garage, the great snacks,
great sense of humor.
|Kathy||For the delicious stuffing and so much doing of the dishes!|
|Andy||For learning and playing Balderdash, bringing Lena, and the interesting conversations.|