Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Thanksgiving 2006

Before we get too far away from Thanksgiving, I wanted to post a few thoughts and pictures from that week.



I am thankful for many blessings in 2006, but probably the most important one to be thankful for is the safe return of my nephew from Iraq. He joined the Marines before 9/11 occurred and after that fateful day, his ticket was pretty much punched for Iraq. He returned earlier this year to his wife and new daughter and decided to pursue a career in law enforcement. After a few anxious months, he landed a job with a police department in a far northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, not far from where he resides. He graduated from the police academy in October and was sworn in as an officer last week. We are very proud of him.

Thanksgiving Day this year was truly spectacular from every aspect. The weather was unseasonably warm, which made our relatively new tradition of deep frying a turkey outside a much more pleasurable experience than on previous Thanksgivings.

I cooked two 14 lbs turkeys to perfection, while drinking beer and smoking a cigar... it does not get any better than that!
Of course Thanksgiving is all about being with family and we had plenty of family with us enjoying our turkey feast.

All in all, we had a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day, 2006.

5 Comments:

At 1:17 PM, November 30, 2006, Blogger The Big Finn said...

Who is that in the bottom picture. He kind of looks like...me!

 
At 2:21 PM, December 01, 2006, Blogger Expat Traveler said...

looks warm and enjoyable...

deep frying still has me scared. I guess it's just one of those things men need to do and not women...

 
At 1:37 AM, December 02, 2006, Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

That turkey looks great! I'm happy to hear that you not only had a really funtime, but that the weather was also on your side.

 
At 9:59 AM, December 02, 2006, Blogger The Medium Swede said...

I am thankful for beer and turkey as well. In that order mind you.

 
At 4:18 PM, December 03, 2006, Blogger The Sour Kraut said...

I am glad to hear your of your nephew's safe return. Mine is headed over there soon. Please keep him in your prayers.

 

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