Thanksgiving 2011

Today…

For the first time since 2003, we enjoyed Thanksgiving inside the borders of the USA.

For the first time since 2003, we enjoyed a day together with all four of my siblings and my parents.
For the first time since 1995, we enjoyed a Thanksgiving (or any holiday) with my parents as well as with all my siblings and my parents.
For the first time ever, Cameron and Dayton enjoyed a holiday with their McManus grandparents and also their McManus uncles/aunts.
It was a rare event, a great day, and of course, we forgot to get the camera out of the van.  Fortunately, there were other cameras (better than mine anyway) taking a few snapshots.  Here are a couple I’ve snagged from Facebook so far.

I guess you can kind of see why we don’t do this very often!  It gets a little rowdy!
Seriously, it was a great day, a special time, and one we’ll remember.  We probably won’t be able to take another shot like this on a Thanksgiving Day with all of us still here on this side of eternity.  God has been good to us and we have more to be thankful for than we can tell.
We were blessed to have a special guest today who we were quite happy to be a part of our photos…she’s from a country that is sensitive to reveal and which has ongoing safety issues with its citizens as well as with foreigners.  She was fine with us posting the photos with her in it, but I feel better about not revealing her identity or country just in case.
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One Response to Thanksgiving 2011

  1. K & E says:

    Awesome!! What a joy to be able to finally have that gathering!! love you guys!!

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