Friday, November 17, 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! MANY 2017 BLESSINGS OF FAMILY, FRIENDS, CELEBRATIONS AND DISCOVERIES

 HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF YOU!
When I look at the year I have so many blessings! Most important is Marla, my amazing soulmate.

 She is never afraid to do whatever needs to be done!

 She is a seeker of wisdom. This was at Conference On World Affairs in Boulder.

 She is a lover of new experiences.

 An avid beachcomber!

 I am so very thankful for my wonderful Girls! 

Our family get-togethers this year were filled with laughter, and always, great joy! 

 Stacy and Stan.

I couldn't have been happier for my daughter Lisa's sabbatical trip to Europe this year! 

We LOVE celebrations! This one was for Stacy.

 We had many great celebrations for my Mom's 98th birthday.  This is my brother Gary from the Big Island and my niece Elan from New York City. She and her family hosted a party of twelve of us for dinner at Del Popolo in San Francisco.

 A birthday celebration at Alioto's on Fisherman's Wharf. My Mom loves Dungeness crab!

 We celebrated my aunt Shirley's birthday in Lafayette with a wonderful Princess cake.

 We loved connecting with my cousin Cindi and her daughter Gretchen's family. I showed them old pictures of our family from the early 1900's.

 It was a real treat seeing my nephew Steve and his wife Karen (from Edinburgh) in Mallorca. Our friends from Paris, Kathy & Philippe, joined us as well.

 We are blessed to have a friend like Lea, Marla's Delta Gamma sorority sister from the University of the Pacific. Lea often drives an hour and a half to visit my Mom which is so kind!

 The celebrations continue with Alex and her family in Walnut Creek. 



I feel very blessed to have such wonderful and supremely interesting friends from High School! 

 I am so thankful to witness the curiosity, imagination, and passions of my Grandchildren! Paxton is reading the Mandarin inscription at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito where many of my relatives are buried.


 Watching the curiosity of the four-year-old twins is one of my greatest joys this year!


I can't even begin to express my gratitude to still go on adventurous cycling trips in Europe! Thank you knees!

As always WINE is around when I think of my year of Thanksgiving blessings.

We all have so much to be thankful for this year including our loved ones, friends, and celebrity events. I would be terribly remiss if I didn't add my
FACEBOOK FRIENDS
to the list. I really enjoy seeing what they all are sharing, their celebrations, thoughts, and passions.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALL!

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