Thanksgiving 2013

nic108 Our first Thanksgiving in our new home, and our first hosted Thanksgiving. Thirty-something people spread across two tables with lots and lots of food. Everyone chipped in and brought a dish, helped clean up, and helped break down, so the day was quite manageable.

We have a lot to be grateful for this year. And having so many people dear to us in our home to celebrate left us feeling happy and humble at the end of the weekend.

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My boo, giving thanks to all of our guests and carving our first turkey in our home. nic108

One very special milestone happened on thanksgiving. Lucy took her first solo steps at nine and a half months. We repeated the act a couple of time to be sure it wasn't a fluke. Someone even caught it on camera. I'm so proud of my little Lucy bear. She's incredibly brave and determined, a thrill-seeker of sorts. Constantly exploring and learning.

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Here is a photo of all of our out-of-town guests. We are so happy they all made the journey out to Chicago this Thanksgiving. It made the weekend extra special.