But there was one thing that made this Thanksgiving extra special! My nephew Miles was there! We haven't seen Miles or had any contact with him for close to twenty years - since he was two years old (long story). All the excitement started this last summer when my parents received a phone call from a woman saying that Miles was serving an LDS mission in her area and that he wanted to reconnect with his family from so many years past. We all could not have been more thrilled! So we have been emailing and catching up until he returned from his mission several days ago. And yesterday was the big reunion! I can only imagine how overwhelming it was for him - and I must admit we were all a little nervous - but it turned out great. I think everyone - including Miles - is just glad to have the initial meeting over and done with. Now we can move on to building relationships and catching up on too many years gone by.
Papa and Isaac
Scaling the wall!
Tess and Miles
The littlest ones
The turkey bearer Miles - what a great guy!
I thought it was pretty funny that Papa ate his Thanksgiving dinner sitting on this chair! You can see the chair he was supposed to be sitting on underneath SJ.
If anyone wants to walk down memory lane, you can see Thanksgiving posts from 2007 and 2008.