On Thursday everyone was feeling well enough to eat a full Thanksgiving feast. Dayna, Brad, and Lilly Anne joined Sid, Logan, Liam, Lainey, mom, dad, grandma Lil, grandpa Bob, Uncle Donn, Aunt Jenny, Emily, Erin, Evan, Elizabeth, and I for Thanksgiving dinner. We were like the original Indians and pilgrims ~ eating outside at a long wooden table with a feast of food fixed using numerous methods of preparation! Note * campers have ovens and stoves, but not big or durable enough to handle a Thanksgiving feast. Luckily our campsites were equipped with big grills ~ ideal for our cooking minus the fact we had to do the cooking outside!
The Smithson Elves
I have added the video below as a reminder of the things our family is thankful for. This year has been full of emotions ~ happiness, sadness, anger, helplessness, jealousy, fear, awe, wonder, numbness, loneliness, amazement, hopefulness, and so many more emotions that continue to be with our family daily. The support of our family, friends, and people we don't even know, has been the greatest of all blessings. We are eternally thankful for everyone who has and continues to keep our family in their thoughts and prayers. It is our mission to share our story with as many people as possible in order to spread awareness of Cystic Fibrosis. We hope that Lainey will be able to tell her children and grandchildren that she had CF, but with the help of others CF now stands for Cure Found. Please consider making a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ~ 90 cents of each dollar donated is used directly for research purposes. Donations in Lainey's honor can be made at: http://www.cff.org/GiftReg/DeAnnSmithson
** Before watching the video, scroll to the bottom of the web page to pause the music. The pause button is on the top left of the music playlist.**