"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving and Black Friday

For the first time ever, we enjoyed Thanksgiving Day as a family of seven! What about last year, you ask?? Well, we were flung into all different directions as Katya was in Baltimore, MD at Johns Hopkins Hopsital, getting Inter-Cranial Pressure Monitoring done.  She did get out on Thanksgiving Day so we were able to head home the next day (to find that mice had taken over our house while we were gone . . . necessitating hours and hours and hours of cleaning  . . YUCK!) but it was certainly not how we had dreamed of spending Thanksgiving Day together for the first time.

This year was much more the thing of our dreams. We were so thankful to all be together, and thankful for Katya's improved health, and for a yummy, yummy meal!

We pulled out the turkey that was given to us earlier in the year, and carefully saved for Thanksgiving, added in mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes from my Dad's garden, cranberry sauce, our traditional cranberry/apples/nuts/celery  jello salad, green leafy salad, and a yummy apple pie Charity made using her canned apple pie filling from the fall.

Tomorrow, on "Black Friday", we plan to head bright and early to visit our relatives in Kentucky for a few hours. It will be Katya's very first trip to their house, and so we are planning to keep the visit short and head back home for the night. It means a long day, and probably no Black Friday Shopping for us, (ha! ha!) but that's OK. We weren't really planning to do any anyway.

But if YOU need to do some Black Friday bargain shopping, check out Amazon. You can use our affiliate link on the right hand side of the blog if  you want to. We always appreciate it and are thankful for our shoppers! ;-)

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