Happy Thanksgiving from Portland, Oregon!
We’re not traveling much this year. Both the economy and the frustration of holiday travels encourage us to stay close to home. It’s a little hard to be away from our families at this time of the year, but we are blessed with an adopt-a-family that has shared their Thanksgiving dinner with us for several years now.
Right now, Silvie is taking her morning nap. Nate is making some crab dip appetizer to take to dinner, and I, well, right now I’m blogging, but I should be doing mundane things like folding laundry. Around noon we’ll take our traditional mini-hike up Mount Tabor that we’ve done every Thanksgiving since we’ve lived in Oregon. Later in the afternoon we’ll head down to Sherwood for dinner.
We have so many things for which we are thankful: a robust, rosy-cheeked little girl, a warm dry home, enough income to pay the bills, a few days of sunshine here and there. And the little things that spice up life: bacon, good coffee, dog kisses, the Colbert Report, and baby toes.
And we are thankful for the way we are able to feel connected to our family and friends across many miles.
Thanks be to God!
Nate, Deb & Silvie