We were the closest family possible. Our world was turned upside down on 05/03/09 when my best friend, the person I love most next only to our children, my sister Trina was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Her body gave out on her on 01/09/10 but she will ALWAYS be a part of our daily life and will continue to be in my posts. I started my blog to chronicle our daughter's international adoption from Guatemala and have continued to use it as a journal.

What you will find is my family trying to adapt to our new lives that were handed to us.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


First off, Beya turned 60 on Sunday!!!! Happy birthday mom. I still have the birthday post to write. 

But right now I want to talk about Thanksgiving. 

It was nice. And that is saying a lot!

The first year after sissy died mom's birthday was ON Thanksgiving and we couldn't deal with anyone. We sent everyone out to see their families and the two of us stayed home. I made pizza and we watched "Bruno", "Borat" and "The Hangover". We couldn't do Thanksgiving. 

Last year we made dinner for the 7 of us. I don't remember any of this (or the dinner itself) but mom says I refused to call it Thanksgiving, it was just a family dinner that happened to be turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing and cranberry sauce. Very low key. 

This year we had Thanksgiving. 

Norm's grandma recently moved up here from Albuquerque so we had her and one of her sons over. I called it Thanksgiving. We watched the parade. We set the table. I put out the bowl of olives that my grandma always used to do and that sissy and I always did. We had Thanksgiving dinner with people. 

We had Thanksgiving. 

It was nice. 


Kim said...

This post made me smile. I'm glad you were able to have Thanksgiving.

Jen said...

Life pushes us, one way or another...whether we want to or not...so it seems : )

I love you.

And did I wish Beya a HAPPY BIRTHDAY?!?

Andrea said...

I definitely smiled when I read this, too, Cams.

Anonymous said...

me too....me too