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Happy Thanksgiving, may the turkey and cranberry flow!

Rachel's (first ever) Thanksgiving List 2007

  • Hearing Dan putter around the house and having him leave messes because that means he’s home from the hospital
  • Short drip from Caffe Ladro
  • Eating produce that I grew
  • Canning produce that I don’t know how to grow
  • Yurts
  • Cheap, decent wine from Trader Joe’s
  • Trail running with my husband
  • Conveyor belt sushi
  • Conversely, eating a 75% local Thanksgiving this year
  • Dog kisses after a long day at the hospital or work
  • Happy, smiley Lucy (the image of Lucy securely sucking Gordon’s nose is forever seared in my memory)
  • Good, attentive nurses
  • Ahava skin care
  • My free cell phone
  • Attention to detail
  • Having the patience to wait for the perfect job opportunity
  • the Bellevue Transit Center and my free bus pass
  • Cooking with stainless steel
  • Boden
  • Drinking cheap wine and eating pizza with close friends
  • Being able to be a part of this post

Sandra's Thanksgiving List 2007

Gratitude for

Cool, crisp air meeting you at the door and forecasting winter
Unexpected memory from a smell, sound, touch
The presence of one who shifts family dynamics to a kinder, warmer
place – Thanks E
Seeing what you teach learned
My ‘church ladies’
New Zealand white
Laila’s blog
Having the love of wonderfully made food be such a link between so many of us
Finding my dog Rosie after a 3 hour search
St. Anthony (refer to above)
The chance to live somewhere where people say, ‘Good on you’

Have a blessed day everyone

Favorite movie: The Sea Inside
Not a good year for me in book choices
Loving having Elliott’s music in the house – don’t know names

Karima's 2007 list

Being a grandmother !!!
video ichats
photos of Lucy
photography in general
having such a fabulous extended family (you know who you are!)
getting the NY Times delivered to my doorstep every Sunday morning (Thanks Greg)
an abundance of high quality, locally grown produce
getting comped something at a restaurant
finding money unexpectedly in a pocket, or anywhere for that matter
sharp scissors
my clothesline
the public library
good reads
flowers growing in sidewalk cracks
people who hold the elevator for you as you run to make it
knitting and happy recipients
heirloom tomatoes in the garden
food blogs
amber body oil from Sabon (Thanks Tess)
getting a real letter in my mailbox (Thanks Sandra)
putting on a meal together with Greg
having children that love a good meal AND create many of their own
that Luna is still with us and (barely) kicking
airplanes that bring us to loved ones and far-away places
my neighborhood
That Gordon spells “favorite” with a “u”

Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Movie: Sweet Land
Live performance: Detroit Jazz Festival, esp. Regina Carter and
Stanley Jordon
Blog: of course, my children’s, which include
Gordon and Danika’s at
Laila’s at
( check them out! ) and smitten kitchen at
meal: Le Maurice-Paris; for the theatrics of it all
Saying: “Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits. ‘ Robert Louis Stevenson

Laila's Thanksgiving 2007 List

Being an auntie

Online photosharing, especially by the most prolific couple in the world who are constantly supplying my need for more little Lucy pictures


Surprise Sabres tickets

Tasty Tuesday with the girls, good food and wine and all the new additions to our crew this year

Weddings-specifically for getting together with old friends and meeting new, special ones, or one

Books on CD that make long drives more bearable

Triple cream cheese

Vegetable ash

Good running shoes

Supportive workplaces

Having an assistant

Watching my best friend transform from intern to doctor

Sunday dinners


Food blogging

Frequent flier miles

Storm windows

When I make the coffee juuuuuuuuust right

Jazzfest (and my job paying for me to get to New Orleans!)

Trappist monks


Shinto shrines and blessings from around the world


I hate posting this because then later I always think of more things. 

Favorite Book:  Middlesex, old, I know, but I just read it

Favorite Movie: Don’t really know but I just watched Bread and Tulips and liked it

Favorite Meal: Ibiza in New Haven

Favorite Song/CD: Well, I was briefly obsessed with Tegan and Sara, followed by another brief obsession with M.I.A

Favorite Website/Blog:  well, of course!

Gordon's List for 2007

It’s been a big year, and one of the fastest ever.

  • Firefox remembering passwords (made this post easier)
  • Important things going according to plan
  • A baby who sleeps (shame about the early mornings though)
  • Capturing instants of time
  • Laughing babies
  • The sound of the coffee grinder
  • Butter
  • Can I say Besalu every year?
  • Danika not giving birth the night I was stuck on the I-90 bridge in a snowstorm
  • Everything just being better than expected regarding the little one

As always the favourites are more an instant grab-bag than a carefully considered list:

Favourite Movie:

You know, so little is leaping to mind that I’m almost tempted to go with Music and Lyrics, which is just embarrassing, but I did watch it twice willingly so its not really that bad. However after research I’m going to have to say that 300 beat out both the Bourne Ultimatum (easily) and 3:10 to Yuma (just). Music and Lyrics is still almost in the running for popcorn.

Favourite TV:

Heroes Season 1 watched in batch long after if was on TV.

Favourite Book:

Unlike movies, a good year for books. I’m going to go with The Lies of Locke Lamora – thanks Martin.

Favourite Pizza:

Special one-off category for Waterfront Pizza in Port Townsend.

Favourite New Toy:

My 50-mm Nikon Lens (and you thought I would say iPhone, shame on you) – even though it’s from the end of last year and probably shouldn’t count!

Favourite Meal:

Danika’s new stew recipe. I’ve been to lots of restaurants this year, and enjoyed most of them, but my memory is failing me here and I don’t want to say something recent only because I remember it.

Favourite Music/CD::


Laughter in a Time of War or Walking Into Battle With The Lord from A Singsong & A Scrap, Chumbawamba


The Con, Tegan and Sara

Lily Allen was probably in second place for both of these categories.

Favourite Saying:

I’ve given up on Quotes of the Day, so I’m going to go with:

“Only pee-pees in poopie land” – g


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Danika's 2007 List

I guess I’ll kick things off for 2007! I am grateful for so very many things this year.  Of course, having Lucy has changed my life profoundly.  But since I can’t include her, or the amazing husband I have (who is also an amazing father), I’ll try to come up with some other things. I am thankful for:

my midwives and doula
a husband who changes more diapers than I do
running, running, running
a daughter who loves nursing, kisses and cuddles
the various coos and gurgling sounds of a newborn
a supportive boss
the great community of friends we have who are local and can do things like babysit and bring us dinner
birth centers
fall fruits- cranberries, apples, pears, pumpkin
food blogs
having a “fan section” (aka Gordon and Lucy) during a race
grandmothers who knit
being a one-car family
car pool lanes
working part-time
cashew butter
people who hold the door for you when you’re trying to get a stroller in or out
amazon prime
being able to fit into (most of) my pre-pregnancy clothes
wi fi
video chats
not traveling for the holidays
people who give gifts for no reason
good running coaches and a team to run with
sleeping with Lucy
energy efficient appliances
my red corduroys
Cougar Mountain and Discovery Park
spicy chai
short security lines at the airport
my Le Creuset dutch oven

albums: “Cease to Begin”- Band of Horses, “A Singsong and a Scrap”- Chumbawumba
books: “Water for Elephants”
movie: off the top of my head, I liked “Ten Items or Less”
meal: Chez Shea