Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day, 2008

ORN: 5.1 miles, R7/W1, 48:49, 9:35/mile

Thanksgiving happened at our house this year. Wonderfully, we had our entire family together. Matt is home from college, reading more Shakespere and catching up on sleep. Nathan is in from Portland, enjoying his hometown. He's become quite the accomplished cook; here are some action photos of Nathan making an apple pie for the family celebration.

Our three grandkids are a hoot. They are at such fun ages, with the twins almost 5 and Berneice now 2 1/2.

Nathan

Drew

Berneice

With Gretchen's folks in attendance, we had the unique privilege of four generations around the table. This is also the first Thanksgiving in five years that David has been with us. As we saw many tributes to the troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world today, we were both grateful that he is now home and identified with the very real ache of those families with soldiers far away.

Four generations, together.


We have much to be thankful for. Not the least of which is this wonderful, extended running community. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

And keep on persevering.

8 comments:

Wes said...

Happy Thanksgiving (a little late) :-)

David said...

Berneice is the cutest litle girl ever in that Thanksgiving dress!

Blessings upon you all. Enjoy the weekend together.

Pat said...

Great looking family. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Darrell said...

So great that you could ALL be together for the holiday.

Lisa makes a killer apple pie as well. She makes a crumb crust for the top though. She helped Tyler make another one today for him to take to his girlfriends familys T-giving today. It smells really good here in the kitchen right now.

Backofpack said...

Oh, yeah...I made three apple pies - took two to the dinner and saved one for us!

Is it my imagination or does Berneice look just like her Grandma? I really think she does!

I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Joe, you deserve it!

John said...

Great family photo, Joe! I enjoyed the pie-making with Nathan, too.

What would an Ely holiday be without a pie?

Happy late Thanksgiving!

WADDLER26.2 said...

Love the photo. What an awesome family.

robtherunner said...

Great looking family, Joe! Glad to hear you had a great Thanksgiving.