After an absence of 7 years, back to Lakeville for my 10th visit since 1996 - and my 8th Thxgiving. :)
My flight got in about 1:30 Thursday, too late for the BIG Football game. :(
Anaheim way ahead already.
Just average chaos in the living room - not to forget: this is not a "normal" family.
Thank God for that!
The pre-dinner weigh-in. .. I don't think we dared to have an after-dinner weigh-in.
Note Clare's glow.
Looking at photos from my first visit in 1996.
At the gyro place: 1996 - sixteen years ago.
Big Lou doing what he does better than anyone.
Almost supper time.
Little kids eat first.
Then the bigger kids.
Then the adults. ... Clare loves her salad bowl.
Louis doesn't appreciate being distracted. :)
We'll eat first, then talk.
Catching our breathes.
After the little kids went to bed.
Friday morning - make that late Friday morning.
It was my first time to meet Isabella and Rafaella - such sweet girls (Sity is sweet too).
Fixing lunch for the small ones.
OK, time to arm ourselves against the crowds at Mall of America, our next stop.
A rare sighting of a MoA Security Guard (a treat after watching a program about them last night).
Who would have guessed that we'd run into James?
That's Ross's girlfriend on the right, Katelyn.