Friday, November 27, 2015
We wanted to spend Thanksgiving with more than the three of us. Bill got in touch with Cindy to see what they were doing for Thanksgiving so we wrangled an invitation. Cindy has never done Thanksgiving before. Her former mother-in-law or her aunt has always hosted so this year she and Jim decided to spend the holiday at home. Breaking with tradition, we had prime rib instead of turkey. That set well with Bill and Chris since they aren't that fond of turkey. I didn't necessarily miss the turkey. But I do love stuffing so that is one thing I did miss from the meal this year. They made a lot of things and is was definitely a fantastic meal. I made my contribution of pumpkin bread, gluten free pumpkin pie so Cindy could eat it, and cranberries.
It was just the five of us for dinner itself but Cindy's dad and brother's family came for dessert. And they brought a friend and her son with them.
Julia is turning six on the 30th so she got to open her gifts from Aunt Cindy. They were cute and wanted their picture taken together. I didn't even have to ask.
The Packers played the Bears. That was a disappointing game that they should have won. It was an exciting and close game right to the final seconds. But what was so special about the game was having Brett Favre's jersey number and name unveiled during the halftime ceremony. I love that Brett chose to share this day with Bart Starr. He has wanted to do this for over a year and when Bart had his heart attack and strokes last year, it was looking like maybe it wasn't going to happen. They decided to postpone until last night hoping that he would be able to come. When Brett met with Bart earlier that day, he was worried that Bart wasn't going to be able to do it. But when the time came and he and Cherry with driven out in a golf cart and the fans went wild, you could see the joy on his face. He had come back to his adoring fans. And given his health, this would probably be the last time he came back to Green Bay and Lambeau Field. Still brings a tear to my eye to see the images of that moment.
And so that was our Thanksgiving, time with family and friends and football. Just as it should be.