Grandpa and Grandma Thompson flew in from Dallas, Texas, (from November 24-December 1, 2009) to visit us for a week at Thanksgiving time. We are so glad that they are well and able to travel. Last year they were not so fortunate as Grandma was fighting breast cancer and had to go through radiation. It was a hard year for her. We are so grateful for her recovery.
We entertained my parents, Doyle and Joyce Thompson and my sister and her family for the Thanksgiving week. Two of my cute nieces, Katelyn and Ashlyn Whitlock stayed the following week. We had a great time with them and really miss them as they went home yesterday.
On Thanksgiving Day, every guest had the opportunity to fill out an index card of one or more things that he or she was thankful for and place it in the gratitude box.
Pam wrote: "I am thankful for a wonderful family and the knowledge that we can be together forever. I am also thankful for great children and for beautiful flowers."
Sean wrote: "I am thankful for Brittaney, all of my family, and my job."
Brittaney wrote: "I am grateful for my family and my friends."
Nathan wrote: "I am thankful for family and food."
Jonathan wrote: "I am thankful for Brayden and turkey and mashed potatoes."
Doyle wrote: "I am thankful for my family, every one."
Joyce wrote: "I am grateful for my husband our children and their spouses, our grandchildren (my whole family). I am grateful for the gospel. I am grateful for living living in America and for this Thanksgiving dinner."
Doug wrote: "I am thankful for my family."
Lori wrote: "I am so grateful for my family. I love you all so much! I am thankful for health. I am thankful for our home. I am thankful for the gospel."
Even though Jonathan is a freshman at Foothill High School, he decided that he was not too old for one more year of trick-or-treating, so he dressed as a cowboy and went out with his friends in the Palm Hills area. The funny thing is that after collecting several pounds of candy, he decided that he didn't want to eat it and gave it all away to his friend, Cody Harris. He just wanted the fun of going out with his friends.
I can't believe that it is December 6, 2009 already. I am not sure where the year went. This is a photo of Nathan and his date, Ashley Pernyak. There were both selected for the Homecoming Court from the senior class at Foothill High School. They were part of a large group which rented a party bus and went to Claim Jumper for a nice meal and then to a friends house for a celebration later in the evening. They had a great time.