Our first big family Thanksgiving gathering in four years. Adam's family made the trip from the West Coast to be with us. Lots of laughter, lots of fabulous cousin time (have I ever mentioned that we have the most amazing nieces? we really do and we all love them to pieces...my kids are now going through serious cousin withdrawl), lots of silliness (a new family dance in tribute to the Wright brothers), lots of games (bowl of nouns and hedbanz were both big hits), lots to give thanks for and lots of sadness when it was time to say good-bye.
Arlington National Cemetery: Uniform lines of white headstones, falling leaves, departed souls, the rhythmic step at the tombs of the unknown, and the stories lingering, clinging, and piling up...like these and these and those that are close to my heart.
Thank you to my grandfather (WWII), my father (Korea), my uncles (Vietnam), my cousins, my husband, our friends, and all of the other brave men and women who have or who are currently serving our country.
|Camille and Nana Bunny|
She vacillates between wanting to be a kindergarten teacher, an artist, and a school librarian. She methodically reads her way through entire book series (currently gobbling up the Mr. Putter series) before moving on to another series. She has turned her bedroom into a veterinarian's clinic and her stuffed animals are in various states of rehabilitation. She is letting her hair grow. She loves sushi and bubble gum and as of yesterday, she is now seven. And she still loves her bunnies. I think she always will. Happy Birthday to our sweet "Mei-Mei"!