This year our family Thanksgiving was a bit bigger than usual. In addition to the regular 10 that we usually have for Thanksgiving dinner, we grew in size with new members of the family that have just moved to the states from Germany. This would include an uncle who was stationed in the Army in Germany met his wife and raised a family there.  He has decided to retire here in his hometown as his sons have moved out of Germany and it’s just the two of them now. With his coming home this Thanksgiving made for a holiday to be even more thankful.

The food was plentiful along with the company, memories were shared and new ones made. Relatives who had sent gifts across seas were know sitting with the family they had sent those gifts to. As someone who had heard of these family members, it was nice to finally meet them. It was a pleasant day had by all.