Friday, November 24, 2006

El Guapo

Meet El Guapo ~ our Thanksgiving Turkey. Since he didn't get a Presidential pardon, he had the honor of being the center of our feast. Doesn't he look great? You can probably tell that we didn't cook him! We had the pleasure of spending Thanksgiving with our friends, Jake and Stephanie (yes ~ the same ones who ran the big race in the morning) in their new home.

Since the race, along with all the festivities and fundraisers that accompany it, is such a big part of our community, we have opted not to travel for the past three Thanksgivings. We miss our families, but feel very much at home with El Guapo and his crew. This year Jake's parents, brother and grandparents came for Thanksgiving. The table was beautiful (as you can see) and the food was delicious.

To represent our family traditions, we brought several side dishes to share. Lime pear salad and pea salad from my side. Cherry bread from Gary's side. And green bean casserole for good measure. Everyone got plenty to eat. And the pies that Jake's grandma brought were superb. We even brought a little 'doggy bag' home to Nicky! Thanks to Jake and Stephanie for inviting us to be part of such a special day.... And thanks to El Guapo for the ultimate sacrifice!

So as a follow up from my last post, you can see how our Thanksgiving day did improve. As you can tell from the picture, we warmed up and dried off (although my hair is still a little flat!) I hope you all have friends that are as good to you as Jake and Stephanie are to us. And I pray you all had a blessed Thanksgiving!

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