Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bittersweet Milestone

Our backyard the weekend before Thanksgiving!

This was a milestone Thanksgiving for us this year. It is the first time that both of our kids could not be with us for the holiday dinner.

Celia and her beau, Pat, were with us. They came early and helped with the last minute preparations. Celia had made dessert, a Key lime pie! It was delicious. She has been doing lots of baking and experimenting with new recipes so we are often the recipients of specials goodies. Dinner was delicious with lots and lots of food and the company was delightful.

Our son, Joseph, could not be in Minneapolis this year. He is on break from school in Connecticut, but he has a tight travel schedule mixed with lots of preparation this past week for an audition in Kansas City next week. Fitting in dinner here just couldn't happen. It was strange for us, very bittersweet, and we missed him terribly.

It is tough to let them go with a smile and encouragement, when a little piece of you wants to hold them close. Patrick and I always try to focus on what wonderful young adults our kids have grown to be and how proud they make us every day. We knew they were amazing from day one!

Maxi finished off the day much like Patrick and I did. Nothing wrong with that . . . . . . .

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