Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009 Part I



We started the day off with Family Prayer (the three of us - Splenda, Tuffy and Myself), expressing gratitude for everything we possibly ever had, have now or will have in the future.

We then headed off here:Why the Golden Corral? We broke off the year that Elder L left and my own little fam does it's own thing. The first year I cooked. It was last we were going to have with him for awhile and I wanted it special. The next year, without him, I didn't feel like cooking but I needed it meaningful. The Golden Corral is the last Thanksgiving I had with my grandmother before she passed. I remember sitting in a corner table with her, my Mom, aunt, uncle, and a couple of cousins. My uncle offering prayer right there at the table, just like Grandpa would have it he had been around.

Next to my Dad, I miss my Grandma the most. I used to dream about her every single night. The first year or so after she died. Now, it's every so often. But I miss her. A lot. That is why the Golden Corral is meaningful to me.
My poor, yet patient boys. They have to put up with me.

After the VERY satisfying lunch, we headed off to the movies and saw this:A fantastic movie! In fact, it will be a purchase for our own, and viewed every Thankgiving. So many meaningful lessons to be taken from it. Little nuggets of wisdom and thought provoking scenes. I think my biggest take-away, is you never know the influence of one good person in the life of another. Loved it! Will likely see it again before it leaves the theaters! And Sandra Bullock? Outstanding performance. Yes, I know there is some Oscar buzz with her name, my fear is, it's not the "oscar type" film so she'll get overlooked. But in my book? Phenomenal!

The day was getting off to a great start........

9 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Hey, we went to the GC too! Which one did you go to?

Chief said...

We saw Blind Side too. I absolutely loved it. I couldn't stop telling the kids all the wonderful lessons they should learn from it. Absolutely on of the best. I can't wait to go see it again.

We don't purchase movies but this is already on the list for our small collection

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Oh...I cant wait to see that movie. I love Sandra Bullock and this looks so good!

Pedaling said...

saw it today- the whole fam loved it.
my nephew plays for the ravins and knows him quite well.
great show with a wonderful message.

tammy said...

I used to dream about my cousin for years after she died. She was one of my best friends growing up, so I know what you mean.

So glad you did things that were meaningful to you. I can't wait to see that movie.

MaeRae said...

That is a movie that I want to see. Now with all the good reviews I think it will be a family night out for us.

Not much longer before he comes home though? Planning a big dinner for the return?

CountessLaurie said...

I've never been to a GC but I hear they are yummy!! Off to read Part II.

tiburon said...

The movie was fab!

Sooooo good.

Jenny said...

I am so looking forward to seeing The Blindside. Everyone I know are saying really good things about it.