RVentures took us to Ocala, Florida where we celebrated Thanksgiving this week with Doug's family. As we enjoyed family time on the porch, we are reminded to Give Thanks for all our blessings.
We are not in Minnesota to celebrate with our sons ... Going to miss seeing them take mounds of turkey and gravy, hearing their laughter, and watching them slip into their "turkey coma".
We are giving thanks for ......
.... our sons' phone call and the knowledge that they are enjoying their Thanksgiving dinner together and continue to be best buds as well as brothers!
|Videotaping skate board tricks - November 2002|
.... our good friends who provided a parking spot for our RV while we are with Doug's family. The Wildebeest seems very content to hang out with their horses amidst the orange and grapefruit trees, but we are not sure what the horses think of the Wildebeest.
|"That sure is a funky-looking horse trailer!"|
.... bike trails and beautiful biking weather.
Doug and I spent an afternoon biking the Withlacoochee Trail. Enjoyed the palms along the lake and just missed the giant rattlesnake that had recently crossed the trail.
Doug is still smiling in spite of the fact that I bike way too slow ... and we found an ice cream shop instead of a brewery at the end of the trail.
.... Our niece, Emily's, willingness to help prepare and serve the Thanksgiving feast!
and wild life being expertly carved by Doug.
.... new fangled electronics that allow Grandma and Great-grandma to talk face-to-face with beautiful 11 month old Noelle.
.... Having two wonderful men to accompany me on my daily walks around the On Top of the World (OTOW) senior community.
So that I could enjoy Doug's (and mine) favorite dessert, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with cranberry topping
... Magnolia blossoms in November! We are thankful for the signs of God's presence in all around us. And that includes you, our wonderful friends and family!