Sunday, November 30, 2008

Good Guests, Good Hosts

Good guests start fires in your new fireplace and help keep them burning...
Good guests take lots of pictures...

Good hosts share their toys...

Good guests help in the kitchen and around the house...

Good guests play games with your kids...

Good guests never waste a ray of sunshine (especially on a Portland-November day)...

Good guests braid your children's hair and teach them fun things like thumb-wrestling...
Good hosts employ a nurse-your-baby-anywhere-anytime policy...

Good guests sit down with their hosts for abundant feasts...

Good hosts provide entertainment like Wall-E...
or an in-house production (this play was called Afterlife Tea written by and starring Mayan and Isadore)...

Good guests bring a suitcase full of gifts from another land...

Good hosts cook breakfast for their guests...

Good hosts cook delicious meals from scratch...

Good hosts are cute and fun to be around...




Good guests are also cute and fun to be around...

Good hosts show their guests all the good places to see nature-in-the-city, and good guests are happy to join you for a Thanksgiving hike...

Good guests spend their last night dancing with you...

Good guests are welcome back ANYTIME...

Furthermore, good guests make AMAZING pumpkin pie (mom), teach you how to make Chai and Daal (Kamla), buy you groceries (Payson), come up with super fun homeschool lessons for your kid about cavemen and the impact of fire on humanity (again, Payson), bring an abundance of homegrown grapes and baby hand-me-downs (Chemynne and Michael) and finally, creep around extra quietly when the hosts are sleeping (everyone!)....


Happy Thankgiving!

6 comments:

elliesmadre said...

It looks like you all had such a lovely time together. :) I love how everyone took part in the gathering and cooking of the feast. That's how it should be!

leahsmom said...

Love your pictures and your snippets of a memorable time with family, including us. Your turkey was outrageous. wished you posted a picture of it! We had a great time and Thanksgiving dinner was the best. Love MoM

Nicole said...

Sounded enchanting!

LA RN said...

Heard your turkey rocked! Wished we could have shared in the fun but all the photos help us all warm and fuzzy inside!

~Rowan~ said...

Hi Sweet thang...i have lurking around eblogger far too long & i have stepped up now.
it has warmed the cockles of my heart to witness your precious lives thru this amazing site.
my favorite quote...
Even though We are Far apart...
Our Spirits Share the Same Earth and Sky

mamayogalove said...

Happy Thanksgiving and so much love to you all... Happy Birthday too...
xoxoxo