Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is the day that we give thanks! There are many things I am deeply grateful for and I thank Heavenly Father for them everyday! There is always room in the world for gratitude.

Today is also a day full of tradition. Who doesn't LOVE tradition?

Today, my family strayed from tradition a bit and instead of sitting down and enjoying a "made-from-scratch" Thanksgiving meal, my parents and all the "unwed" children of the family (there are 3 of us) attended dinner at a restaurant....The Gray Cliff Lodge in Ogden Canyon. I'd give it 3 1/2 out of 5 stars. It was pretty good! Way better than the time we had Thanksgiving at Zions Lodge in Southern Utah when I was 12. It was nice not to have the stress or clean up of a Thanksgiving at home. However, nothing beats my mom's stuffing and yams, dad's turkey and mashed potatoes, and Grandma Taggart's rolls. The leftovers will be greatly missed (sniff). There's always next year.

Today we reinstated one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions...GOING TO THE MOVIES. It started the year "Tremors" came out. Funny movie to see on Thanksgiving, right? Everyone left me at home sleeping and I woke up when they got home (I was totally jipped). Every year after that, the whole fam (including extended family) would go see the most recent Disney flick. The tradition seemed to dwindle the last few years, but not this year. The 5 of us that were home went to the movies !

We saw "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas". Amazing! See it! It definitely reminded me of my many blessings and that I should be truly grateful.

With that, I am grateful for you!


Vanessa The Scientist said...

Aw shucks, you're thankful for me? That's so tender.

I think I had Thanksgiving dinner at your house a couple of years ago. So yeah...I miss your dad's turkey and potatoes too!

Happy Thanksgiving, my love!!!

Emily and Clay said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jenny said...

I will have to go see that movie!
I too miss the predictable Disney cartoon on Thanksgiving! I tagged along to "Aladdin" with your family!
Fun times, fun times!

Natalie said...

Oh Shanners, I'm thankful for YOU!

I was thinking of you at thanksgiving, and how you said we should all get together as a great big extended family conglomorate for another Thanksgiving dinner one of these times. And I thought about how absolutely crazy it would be, BUT SO MUCH FUN. We didn't go see a movie thanksgiving day, but the day after. AUSTRALIA. See it. I can't stop thinking about it.

It's said...

I love Holiday traditions. Our family used to go to movies too. And Tron would dig the movie that started it all for you. His holiday movie he watches is slither on christmas.

AmberlyGreen said...

Hi Shanna, do you remember me,