ThanksgivingFrom everyone here at WebIS – we wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! This is the time we set aside to spend time with our families and friends. Today I started at 7:30am doing my roasted vegetables (sweet potato, two kinds of regular potato, carrots, celery, onions – with olive oil, rosemary, salt, pepper, and a few dashes of balsamic vinegar) while my wife started last night on the turkey brining it. Later today we’re going over to the in-laws house to eat “Lunner” (Lunch/Dinner).

My sister lives in Oklahoma (for now) so she’s going to her in-laws for Thanksgiving; she was with us last year. My dad is at home in Houston while my mom is visiting her mom in Croatia as she’s in her late 80s and recently fell and broke some ribs. I asked my dad over for Thanksgiving, but he’s got production to run tomorrow so couldn’t make it 🙁 I’d love to have both families together, but it wasn’t to be this year.

So what are we thankful for this year?

I myself am thankful for God’s grace, a healthy family, my son in college, my sister and her family moving to Houston to be with my parents, and frankly – to be in this business for yet another year.

Chris is thankful – in his words: “ok…so I’d have to say I’m thankful for coffee, wine….and Benjamin Franklin (that whole electricity discovery has turned out to be pretty great).  And Laurie – the most amazing wife, mother and Thanksgiving chef I’ve ever met (to be fair, I am a little biased).  My two girls – I can’t love them enough.  My God who spared nothing to save me.  And finally Alex…for real – incredible friend…and providing me with the best job ever.”

Wes is thankful – in his words: “Too many things to count them all.  Thankful for food to eat, a safe home, good friends, a solid church, healthy kids, a loving wife, a job I love, Gods mercy and my salvation.”

I realize that Thanksgiving is very much a US Holiday, but even so I wish everyone some time to re-connect with your families and rest and recharge. I’ll be taking the opportunity to write up some thoughts on our status and future coming up soon!