Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving in Tucson

As requested, here's my new blog. You can add this one to your growing list of "must read" blogs.

In case you were wondering, the name of this blog is based on the fact that reliable internet sources report there are 350 days of SUNSHINE every year in Tucson. To me, that is a wonderful thing!


However, this Thanksgiving Day was not one of those 350 sunny days. It hasn't rained on Thanksgiving in Arizona for 20 years, but this was the year. I don't want to blame it on my sister coming down to Arizona this Thanksgiving, as that can't possibly be true, but it is somewhat suspicious.

It was great to have most of the family here at the new house for the traditional turkey and ham along with assorted great food contributed by all. We missed those who are too far away right now and hope they will be closer by next Thanksgiving. Ken's sister and nephew came down from Phoenix, so it was nice to have extended family here too.




The day after Thanksgiving, my sister and her husband made the 2 hour drive down from where they were visiting in Phoenix to check out our new house, which was very nice of them.


Here's a photo from our backyard. You can see the sun coming out again, pushing those dark clouds back up north where they belong. The sunshine is back now and it promises to return to more normal Tucson temps this week.

So, how was that for a first blog attempt? Please feel free to comment.

10 comments:

Suzy said...

I am the first to comment! Big points for me. Welcome to the blogosphere. I'm excited to see pictures and hear updates.

John and Laura said...

Yay! I love bloggers. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving, and I wish we could have been there for that AZ Thanksgiving rain.

Steve Jamison said...

As the senior living member of the William F Jamison family, I want to congratulate you on your bold step into the blogosphere. Rita and I are doing well here in Carmichael. At 85, Rita and I are still active in church, on the computer, and in our residential community. Life is good for us. Happy to see it is that way for you too. Steve

Ryan said...

Nice work Mom. Keep it up! :)

Chelita said...

Yea! I love blogs! I am happy to see that you have seen the greatness that blogs can bring into people's lives! I can't wait to read more!
I'm glad that your Thanksgiving was great. I know that my parents really enjoyed coming down to visit! I'm glad to know that we are still close by- even in another state! :)
Jill

Ken's Hanger said...

Great first effort. I look forward to seeing more family fun from your blog.

Ashley said...

Glad you started blogging.I'll stay tuned for more. I echo your request for Kevin to update his blog too.

Markie said...

More blogs for my list! Hooray! I saw on Ryan and Ashley's blog that they had Thanksgiving with y'all at your house in Tuscon and I had to do a double take. Somehow, I'm really behind on your whereabouts (I knew AZ was somewhere in your nebulous future, but I missed the actuality of it). Congrats on moving to the sunshine. If Buffalo gets too bad, I may have to come crash at your house during the winter.

Marti said...

Way to go, Cathryn! I can tell your blog will be a much classier communique than my haphazard ramblings! I'll enjoy seeing your photos too.

Oh, a belated "Happy Retirement!"

Carolyn said...

How fun to have your blog to read. We had a great time seeing your house and your kids that could be there. I'm glad that you get to have a nice warm winter in the sun.