It was the Tuesday before Thanksgiving as we were getting ready for the family-packed holiday feast. All of the preparations had been made. The turkey was thawing out, all the non-perishable food had been purchased and we were getting the house ready for everyone to come over. This Thanksgiving we were welcoming family in from out of town. My Aunt and Uncle were coming in from South Carolina. We were also having the local family members over for dinner as well.
My wife and I welcomed Knox, our son, to the world in early summer. As you can probably imagine, this would turn out to be a memorable holiday season. Knox was just starting to develop his amazing personality. He laughs and giggles at nearly everything. I think Knox is one reason all the family wanted us to host dinner this year, everyone wants to come over and see him, which is no problem at all.
My Aunt and Uncle arrived the day before Thanksgiving. They couldn’t wait to come over and see Knox. They hadn’t seen him except for pictures and videos since they live so far away. They visited for a while then went to their hotel to rest up for the big day tomorrow.
We woke up Thanksgiving morning and started getting everything ready for the meal. We had prepared all the typical ‘fixins’. We had Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin and pecan pie. Everybody showed up and visited for a while, ate dinner, and watched Knox enjoy his pureed sweet potatoes and carrots (he has to have Thanksgiving dinner also!).
After dinner we turned on the football games and took our traditional naps on the couch while we recovered from the huge meal that we all gorged ourselves on. All in all it a good holiday and we got to see some people we hadn’t seen in a while.