November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving 2011.  Otherwise known as the Packer game-day Thanksgiving when we were still basking in the understanding that the Pack would go all the way to the Superbowl again this year. Yep.

And this demonstrates why tardy posting of November blog updates in January is revealing—sadly revealing in this case: For what we know now about the Packers' fall from grandeur in the first game of the post-season would have wiped that Thanksgiving pre-game smile right off my Aaron-Rodgers-jersey-reflectin' face. Woe to we Packer fans. (And I say "we Packer fans" inclusively. Please note that my Chicago-boy husband has finally traded in his Bears gear for Packers gear in the last several years. That's my man Joe.)

Joe and Elizabeth, before the game, before Thanksgiving dinner.
(The jersey was an early birthday gift from Joe to moi. Good guy, that Joe.) 
Therese surveys the Thanksgiving spread, as Mom dices salad fixings.
Is William eager for dinner? 
Joe and Anna Marie do their part at gravy-making. (The gravy must be taste-tested.)
Beautiful (hungry) Anna Marie.
Joe, Lucia, and Kathleen—ready for Thanksgiving dinner.
Sweetie Therese.
"When is dinner ready, Mom?"
Lucia and Kathleen are ready for the last-minute gravy prep.

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