Giving Thanks in St. Louis

Austin to St. Louis is a nice, long trip. Many of the comforts of home can and did travel quite easily with us: food, cold drinks, CDs, and DVDs. Everyone had their own set of headphones. This once again left mom and dad with hours of reading to one another. We easily finished “Birdwing” and were wishing we’d brought another one.

The children enjoyed their time with their cousins, Ryan and Reid. They composed and performed a pair of songs with Reid. Reid played keyboard and guitar, Charity played drums, Tabitha was lead singer and main composer, Judah did lighting (yes, they set the mood for both songs), and Moses was the roadie.

We also ran in the Chesterfield Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morn. It was cold. And actually, everyone had fun. The kids ran 1 mile (or less) and the grownups did a 5K. All the kids got medals. They were so proud. “This is my first medal ever“, Judah declared. Indeed.

Julie provided a great spread. We played too many games of 42. Dad should have quit on the 5th or 6th hand.

And then too soon, it was time to go home. Mimi and Papa traveled with us all the way (almost). Though we never swapped passengers, it was certainly reassuring to be together. LOTS of cell phone calls.

No camera so no pictures. Oh well.

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