Archive for November, 2016

Thanksgiving in the USA

It was another picture-perfect beautiful day in Southern California – 82°F / 28°C.

It was so exciting to wake up this Thanksgiving morning and realize that we are here in Southern California to celebrate our precious grandson Isaac’s “First” Thanksgiving.


Our Family

Once again Liz’s parents, Mark & Diane, spent hours preparing countless delicious dishes, and opened their home to the growing family. All five of Mark & Diane’s children, all five of their grandchildren – including our Isaac – Jonathan & Liz, Joshua & Lupe and Steve & I were gathered around the table for the Thanksgiving feast. All told, there were 20 of us sharing stories and laughing, while passing the serving bowls in countless directions, until everyone’s plates were loaded with fabulous home-cooked food.


Mark and Diane with Isaac

It warms my heart and reminds me of how blessed we all are with our good health, our family, friends and love all around us.


My Boys


Jonathan and Isaac

It was our grandson Isaac’s and Liz’s nephew Elliott’s “First” Thanksgiving. They are only 5 weeks apart in age. Isaac is five months old and Elliott is six months old.  Landon is 3, Avery is 3 and Emelia is 1. So as you can imagine, there was a lot of activity going on in the house. I love the sounds of kids playing and laughing and the babies taking it all in. It was so much fun to watch the interaction between all of the cousins.


Isaac, Elliott and Emelia


The Five Cousins

That is what “Thanksgiving” is – a house filled with family, food and fun.

We have so much to be thankful for.


Bubbie’s Boy

Be Grateful. Be Thankful.  Always…

It was a very Special and Happy Thanksgiving

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Back in the USA

We are back in Southern California again to be with our kids and grandson Isaac, as well as our friends, for the holidays. The holidays will be so very special this year as we celebrate Isaac’s “First” holidays.

It is just a week ago that Steve & I left France and arrived in Los Angeles, California – our USA Home.  Our son Joshua picked us up at the airport and brought us back to his house – which is our home when we visit.


A short time later Jonathan, Liz and Isaac met us at Joshua’s house and spent the afternoon and evening with us. Our precious grandson Isaac recognized us right away as soon as they brought him into the house and he began smiling and laughing and trying to talk by cooing with us.


Liz handed him to me and he came right to me for lots of hugs and kisses. Then onto Papa for some attention.


It was the best welcome home present we could ever ask for.

As Jonathan said, “All is right with the world now that our family is all together again.” I feel the same way.


I am so looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with our whole family tomorrow. This will be Isaac’s “First” Thanksgiving.  Stay tuned for all of the details in my next blog.

Wishing all of you a very Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving.

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