November 27, 2005
Thanksgiving was spent in Maine at Kim's cousin's home(Wendy the cousin, husband Josh and kids Isaac, Anna and 18 month old Noah). We were there for less than 24 hours but made good use of our time. We stayed up till almost 1 am talking with Josh and Wendy, which for us is extremely late. Thanksgiving was spent watching the parade and then having our own parade of sorts out in the front lawn. Pulling the kids on sleds with a lawn tractor is just not as effective as a snowmobile. The speed and traction suffered, but they had a good time. We gave each of the kids a Turkey hat thinking it would add to the festivities, which it did. Josh grilled the Turkey, Wendy baked a ton of sides and Kim made HOMEMADE BREAD from my Grandma's recipe. She made it the night before and having a hot slice of bread right out of the oven is so good. So Good. Many more years of Tuesday Toast Night shall continue! Anyway, all was going so well until I watched the Detroit Lions play their only nationally televised game and get thoroughly trounced. After that I got some sorta sinus cold and was down for the rest of the day (but feeling better after 12 hrs of sleep Thurs night). The dinner was delicious, and I couldn't help put have two huge plates full of everything. And then crash on the couch and take a nap (helped on by the sinus cold). The kids loved having us there, and I felt like a jungle gym because the kids kept crawling all over me wanting rides. Kim helped me out for a while by reading to the kids though. This is our second time up there and we can't wait to get back there and see them again.