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Thanks

I'm very thankful for all the blessings in my life:


  • My partner Steve (rootbeer1), who is my love, my helpmeet, my knight, my shining star, my bear

  • Our families and friends, with a great deal of overlap there

  • Our beautiful and comfortable home, with enough room for hospitality

  • That we both have jobs that we like and that meet our needs

  • That we live in San Francisco

  • Our good health

  • And so much more...


God has given us so much, and we are truly grateful. Yesterday was such a pleasure, having family and friends over to celebrate Thanksgiving . Present were

Steve's brother David and his wife Andrea
Gregg and Stephen
Alberto (iberianbear)
Tim (barak)
Steve and myself, of course


(from left) Andrea, Tim, Stephen, Jack, Gregg (hidden), Alberto, David. Steve took the photo.


Everbody brought something, so we had an abundance of good things to eat and drink. We dined about 3:30, giving us plenty of time to relax, eat pie, and watch classic cartoons from the Looney Tunes collection, and the film Bend It Like Beckham. Juicy, juicy mangoes!

We went to bed tired, happy, satisfied, and with a fridge full of leftovers. Woohoo!




Devilled eggs, edamame, cheeses, homemade olive tapenade



David



Tim



Andrea



Side dishes (clockwise from top): Cranberry sauce, Root Beer Sweet Potatoes, dinner rolls, cornbread and sausage stuffing, scalloped oysters, Brussel sprouts with chestnuts



Tim again - he's so photogenic



Gregg snapping a photo



Jack carving the bird



Stephen - note the Statue of Liberty halo



My Steve's first plate of food



Some of the leftovers, which guests took home in handy containers



Alberto and Gregg



Cream and pie. We had chess pie (pictured), pumpkin pie, fudge pie, white chocolate cake, and with dinner, tourtiere, a French Canadian meat pie that's traditional in my family



Andrea holding Amy, her brother's dog that she and David are sitting.



Jack talking with his hands again


My Steve was the photographer for these, so unfortunately none of him yet. When we get images from the others who were taking them, I'll post them here.

Comments

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qbear
Nov. 28th, 2003 05:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I never grabbed the camera away from him. But Gregg, Alberto and Stephen took a lot, so as soon as I can get copies I'll post 'em.
poohbearjim
Nov. 28th, 2003 06:16 pm (UTC)
I thought that looked like Mr. Nelson in that picture. What's he doing out there right now?
qbear
Nov. 28th, 2003 09:29 pm (UTC)
He's here for the weekend with Gregg. We're all going out later today to hit the Tower video sale. He was dressed in full kilt--we'll have to post a picture when we get it.
barak
Nov. 28th, 2003 07:01 pm (UTC)
At least you didn't post those naked pictures... ;-) That picture of Stephen had me laughing.

Thanks for having me for dinner, I had a terrific time! (I was right tho- the devilled eggs didn't last an hour before I got the munchies.)
qbear
Nov. 28th, 2003 09:28 pm (UTC)
I sure would have eaten them...they were nummy. And so Roman!
Thanks for coming and keeping Stephen in line..:o)
grandiva1968
Dec. 5th, 2003 03:46 am (UTC)

Timmish looks so cuteish when he's been fedish!

*grin*

barak
Dec. 5th, 2003 03:55 am (UTC)
That was before dinner. After dinner I was stuffed and sleepy!
grandiva1968
Dec. 21st, 2003 07:44 am (UTC)

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Stuffed Tim is yummy!

rootbeer1
Nov. 28th, 2003 09:26 pm (UTC)
The Root Beer Yams didn't come out as well as I had hoped ... they were much yummier the time we had them previously.

"Helpmeet"?
qbear
Nov. 28th, 2003 11:39 pm (UTC)
Yes, but your days in that role may be numbered
hercbear
Nov. 29th, 2003 01:15 am (UTC)
My favorite Holiday
Good food, good friends, and no other reason to be together other than being thankful.
bayarts
Dec. 4th, 2003 11:21 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed looking at these pictures so much! We spent Thanksgiving Day moving and didn't have a spare moment to have a nice meal nor to entertain nor spend time with our loved ones, so seeing how you guys spent your day was truly heart warming! I'm glad you had such a nice time.

Now...when do I get that root beer yam recipe??!!! :-)



P.S. Stephen's "Statue of Liberty" halo looks more like a mohawk to me! :-)
qbear
Dec. 5th, 2003 02:25 am (UTC)
Thanks--one of these years I'm going to do a Tofu Turkey (yes, I have the PETA recipe!), or a nice stuffed butternut squash. I make it with leftover vegetable loaf (brown rice, ground nuts, root vegetables, etc.) and Steve loves it.

Here's the recipe for the sweet potatoes though I'll have to check the one Steve used--it has a struesel-like topping. I'll post that when I can.
bayarts
Dec. 5th, 2003 03:18 am (UTC)
Yum! Sounds delicious! Oh, and the "taters"! I can't wait to try that one! Thanks a mil!

One of these days when we get set up here in the new loft, I'll invite you and Steve over for a vegetarian feast. So what if we don't really know each other? We're 6 minutes from the Jack London Square ferry so you guys could take a little cruise, get fed and have a great time.
qbear
Dec. 5th, 2003 05:06 am (UTC)
Sounds great----we love meeting people in person from online! That's how we met each other, actually--over 9 years ago, via a mailing list. We e-mailed each other for a while, talked on the phone a bit, then decided to meet face to face. And the rest is history....
bayarts
Dec. 5th, 2003 07:13 am (UTC)
Great that you two were able to make such a good connection! I hope we WILL do dinner one of these nights...this said, at the moment, with boxes piled to the ceiling...wet paint everywhere and every good intention.
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