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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Thanksgiving - In More Ways Than One!

Wow! How is it that sometimes one day can feel like a week and a week can seem like just one day? That has been the case for us this last week - it seems like just one day! We arrived in Maryland last Sunday around noon. We took about an hour or so to set up the RV and then jumped back into the truck to head down to Columbia to see the kids. We just couldn't wait to hug Lindsay, Jason, Kevin and, oh yeah - that baby girl, Reagan! And we weren't disappointed, with one exception; we wouldn't see Kevin until the next day. And we never got to see Ginny and her family during this trip.

We spent the night with Lindsay and her family Sunday night.
We wanted to get in as much time as we could. It was so much fun to see Reagan perform all of the things she's learned, instead of just hearing about them. Of course, I might be just a little biased, but I think she's just about the cutest, smartest, most beautiful 14 month old on the planet! Randy thinks so, too!

Thanksgiving Day was great, too. Our niece, Lisa, hosted us and did a great job. We all ate too much, talked and laughed loud and long, and just enjoyed being together. I got a great picture of Randy and Kevin together. I think they are so handsome!

I must admit, as I looked around the room that day, there were more than a couple of times that I teared up with gratitude to God for the wonderful family He's blessed me with. Oh, we do get on each other's nerves at times, and we'll bicker and fume, but we are family. And for that, I am very grateful.

Tonight we are readying ourselves for the road once again. We're heading to southern Alabama where we'll hang out for a couple of weeks. Then, the RV is going into the shop for the time we'll be back in Maryland. We have so enjoyed being home and continue to be grateful for the lifestyle God has allowed us to have. It truly makes coming home even more fun.

Randy & I hope each of you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration and were able to connect with family and friends. But, remember - thanksgiving shouldn't be kept to just one day of the year, let's all try to be a little thankful every day. I know I'm going to.

Until the next time . . .

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