Thankful Man 2016

The year is ending and there is a multitude of food to eat.  Due to work schedules we kept Thanksgiving local this year.  I flexed my culinary muscle and warmed up ham, which ended up completely non-photogenic.  Also on the menu, and much more photogenic, sliced up baked potatoes, stuffing, and apple pie.

We invited over the local in-laws to enjoy the food,football games and parade.  After dinner, the children enjoyed a dance party and retired to the basement for a nice quiet evening movie. The adults enjoyed a civil game of Cards against Humanity, the official game of family get-togethers everywhere.

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Before

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After

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Check out my beautiful buns.

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Not everything turned out perfectly…

I made PIE!

I made PIE!

Dom in perfect holiday form. Wearing sweatpants seeing what we have to eat.

Dom in perfect holiday form. Wearing sweatpants seeing what we have to eat.

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First, I’m thankful for this woman.  She is the most amazing mother, hardest worker, and best friend that I could ask for.  Everything that I do on a daily basis is because of her.

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If Andrea is number 1, these two come in at number 1 and number 1. I couldn’t ask for better kids. They’ve accomplished so much this year.  Dominic is potty trained, talking up a storm, and climbing anything he can reach. Michaela underwent a surgery to untether her spinal cord. Not only did she handle the hospital stay like a champ, but her at-home-recovery consisted completely of making her sit still rather than trying to get her out of bed. These two are going to be such an adventure.

A few other things that I’m thankful for:

Friends. I’m lucky enough to have my good friends from high school, college, and various work places. Whether its hanging out, going to a movie, needing an emergency baby sitter, or needing to get Vimec out of another mess that he’s gotten himself into, its great to have friends to call on.

Our house. After a long search last year we found an amazing house in an amazing neighborhood, with amazing neighbors, amazing parks, and a pool/splash pad within walking distance.

On a purely technical point, I’m thankful for the blogs new domain. (Even though transferring was a vicious pain). If you’re reading this you’re already in the right place. Here’s to three less letters!

https://manofthehouse.blog

 

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