Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

ThanksgivingI received this precious Thanksgiving greeting card years ago from my firstborn’s firstborn.  It traveled all the way from Peru where my son was a missionary doctor.  He and his family lived and worked among the Quechua Indians for almost seven years.  They are back in the states now, thankfully for this grandmother.  The photo above was taken in the Sacsayhuaman ruins in Cusco, Peru, when I visited them.

I will spend ten hours tomorrow in a mini-van with my daughter and her family…seven of us…PLUS Kiana, the Hungarian Vizla!  We are traveling to Kentucky where I will spend a wonderful week with my son and his precious family.  My daughter and her family will travel an hour farther to spend Thanksgiving with my son-in-law’s family.  I can’t wait to see them all!  There is a pan full of “party mix” in the oven for the road trip and I’ve been stirring it every 15 minutes.  It smells delicious!  Why does riding in a car for so long make you hungry?!  ;-)  I have so much I’d like to do with my three beautiful granddaughters in Kentucky.  We’ll have to work hard to get it all done in a week!

On December 4, I will fly from Kentucky to Dallas for ten sweet days with my youngest and his family.  With a two year old granddaughter and a three-month-old granddaughter, I will be in grandmother-heaven!  I was visiting with my two year old granddaughter the other day on Skype and mentioned that I couldn’t wait to play with her.  She promptly picked up her Dad’s iPad and carried me into the playroom with her…setting “me” down in the little chair beside her!  I was playing with her!  I loved it…

Wishing each of you a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends.  May you have safe travels and make wonderful memories that will last a lifetime…

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About Dianne Allen

Although I am a true Southern Heart (I was born in Mississippi and grew up in Tennessee), I also love the Prairie, and that is where I am now.

I am a mother of three grown children - two wonderful sons and an amazing, beautiful daughter. I am a grandmother of nine - two grandsons and seven granddaughters. If you were to ask my grandchildren: they would tell you that "being a grandmother is what I do and that nothing in this world could keep me from it".

Comments

  1. If you’re in Kentucky, you’re in the general neighborhood of my Cincinnati home. I know you’ll have a wonderful time with the grandchildren. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Lillian

  2. Sounds like my Granddaughter, Alyssa, who is 18 months old… Her mommy lets her “call” me when we SKYPE.
    The other morning I was having lunch at work and my mobile rang. It was a skype call, and knowing it was 7AM where my daughter is in the states answered it thinking it must be terribly important for her to be calling me at work this early inn the morning for her.
    Turns out it was Alyssa who had got her moms tablet, tapped the SKYPE icon, then scrolled to my photo and tapped the green button. We had a lovely 15 minute chat while her mommy was in the kitchen cooking breakfast. She thought Alyssa was talking to her baby doll, and about had a heart attack when she came in and saw Alyssa on her tablet.

    Good thing SKYPE is free.
    hahaha!!
    Enjoy your holiday, hun!!!!

  3. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Dianne, with your beautiful family! Such lovely thoughts and memories and hoping you are creating many more lovely memories on your visits. Hugs xo Karen

  4. Hi Dianne, just wanted to wish you and your a very blessed 2014. love from Christine

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