Thanksgiving is one of our offices most cherished times of the year. It’s a time for togetherness, reflection, and gratitude. With the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day operations, we often forget to appreciate what we have and to thank the people in our lives who have loved and supported us from day one. We have a big office with many varying traditions and holiday plans, but one aspect of the holiday is consistent with us all: quality family time.
Dr. Jim will be in San Antonio with one of his daughters and two of his grandkids for Thanksgiving while Dr. Mary Rose will head to Iowa. Lucie is going to California to be with family and Rosanna will head over to Lubbock, TX. The rest of the team will be home in Albuquerque with family and loved ones.
With so many families you can definitely expect many traditions going on, too! Rosanna and her family play spoons after the huge holiday meal and Mary Jo and Leslie are always ready to watch some football. Dr. Mary Rose and her husband will be cheering in person while they go to the Iowa vs. Nebraska football game on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Speaking of the big meal, we each have our own spin on what the feast will consist of. A dessert consisting of pumpkin is always a good choice for Leslie and Mary Jo. Leslie enjoys pumpkin cheesecake and Mary Jo pumpkin pie. Dr. Mary Rose goes for something a little different with a cranberry chutney. She absolutely loves it!
Aside from all the good food, this holiday is also a time we love to express what we're thankful for. Dr. Mary Rose is thankful for good health, her grandkids, and, of course, her friends at work! Leslie is the most grateful for her seven-month-old daughter. Leslie also values volunteering and prepares food baskets at church.
No matter how you celebrate, we hope it’s joyous and filled with new memories to cherish. One of Dr. Mary Rose’s favorite Thanksgiving memories was when her grandmother, who is Dr. Jim's mom, used to host 75 people for Thanksgiving dinner at her house. All of the guests had to eat from real plates and have a seat at the table. After dinner, the crew proceeded to the bowling alley to close out the night.
We hope you all have a wonderful holiday and we look forward to seeing you soon!