No I'm not referring to my haul of "black Friday" bargains because unlike many warped people. I enjoy a lazy morning in my pj's after eating my body weight in saturated fats. Really people! There is little outside of giving birth or a flight to London that will get me up before 5am and quite frankly, half price socks isn't going to cut it. However, don't fret I will be sure to do my bit for the economy later today, I will just do it without boxing gloves and bed head. Well maybe a little bed head.
I was actually referring to photographs of thanksgiving. I already have layouts made, ready for all the beautiful autumn toned pictures taken with extended family and more to the point ALL of my kids :) It's hard to get my older boys to anything these days what with work and school, there bulging social calendars and of course the fact that we are not cool, or fun to be around. Anyway Thanksgiving is up there with Christmas in importance in these parts of the woods and one of the few occasions along with funerals and Christmas where you can just demand there presence and some how it works.
So why then is it possible that I only have a few pictures and more than two thirds of guests are not even represented? HHmm....nice camera though.
Shelly is one of Jerry's daughters.
"Uncle Rick" this guy just reminds me of my dad, well his names Rick, he drives a big rig and he's super fun to be around, he has all the time in the world for you and your kids, I just love him.
Whilst I'm on the subject of Thanksgiving, I think it is possibly the best holiday. The stores even shut down and family get together and are thankful. It's like a harvest festival where food is really the center of attention and not gifts. It seems fitting that when times are hard, having food on the table is really something to be grateful for and isn't taken for granted in many homes anymore. I think its strange I had never even heard of this tradition until moving here but that also means I have no deep set traditions of my own that I need to try to keep alive. It is however that knife in the chest reminder as is every milestone, holiday or family event, that I am, in fact a million miles from my own family and loved ones and
I MISS THEM.
I am thankful for all my family, Mum, Matt, Julia, Zac, Dallas, Iain, Stuart, Ted, Yvonne, Nina, Lee, Doug & Bill. That's ALL folks, my entire family, uncles aunts and cousins.
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