Nov 23

Happy Thanksgiving!

Category: Home again

Madison celebrated her very first Thanksgiving yesterday. This is my favourite holiday because we always have so much to be thankful for! Most of the day was spent crawling and playing. Madison has noticed that the sisel rug in the dining room is a little hard on her knees so, whenever she arrives at it, she crawls on her hands and feet instead of her knees. When she gets to the end of that rug, she goes back down onto her knees.

In the afternoon, Kurt took Yarra for a walk. Madison and I stayed home since it was so cold (below freezing). When he arrived back home, Kurt started to cook a couple of side dishes to take over to the Duffey’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. What a meal! Madison even had turkey and rice. I think we all may have eaten way too much but everything looked and tasted so good that it seemed like it would have been wrong to miss anything. There was turkey, of course, and stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed pototoes, butternut squash soup with a chipotle creme fraiche, and a noodle dish topped with candied walnuts. Kurt’s two dishes were brussel sprouts with caramelized shallots and bacon pieces, and a butternut squash casserole with goat cheese. I think I must be the luckiest person on the face of the earth (for a LOT of reasons but Kurt’s cooking is definitely one of them!). There was a pumpkin pie cheese cake and a lemon meringue pie for dessert but only the children had any room for them!

It was so nice to be able to spend Thanksgiving with the Duffey family. We had some nice phone calls during the day from Stephanie and Grandma Agnes in Madison, from Karsten in New York, and from Sally in Indio, California. Of course, our next holiday will be Christmas and New Year everyone is planning on coming to Denver to celebrate for part of the holidays. We are looking forward to having our families here. I, for one, cannot wait!

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