I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by loved ones, good food, and good conversation. This year we had my dad, good family friends, and we brought home two young soldiers from Fort Sam that are unable to get home for the holiday. They have this great program in place where young kids in basic, get matched up with families for the day so they can relax and get some home cooking. Billy's family had done this in the past when he was growing up and really wanted to start up with our family. It was truly a blessing to take part. Billy and the big kids picked them up this morning at 8 am, took them to breakfast and then home to hang out, watch tv, play the Wii with our kids and then sit down for a big meal. They were young, just out of high school, two young ladies that were sweet and polite and I hope enjoyed their stay with us. My kids had a ball and I hope understand that we are trying to show our thanks for the job that they are embarking on to protect our freedoms. This will defintely be repeated next year.
Before we had our feast, the Annual Ryann Turkey Bowl had to be played. This is the 6th annual clash, the Pink Bambis came out victorious, and Olivia and Billy have bragging rights until next year.
I can't believe this tradition is already 6 years old. When Billy got it going, Olivia was 3! It was a riot. They basically just ran around the yard. But as time as passed, the boys practice plays in October and Billy and Olivia go out there to practice passing. It should get really interesting when the short stacks get in the game!
So after the game, we sat down to eat gluten free and had a great time. I am thankful that my family is happy and healthy, that Simon and Emi are making such progress with both physical and speech therapy. I am thankful that Billy's business continues to thrive. And I am thankful to have such a wonderful and beautiful life...