Cousin Emily, Finn, and Niamh
This marks 2 years in a row that penis was thrown around the dinner table. Er, um, the word penis that is. I'm pretty sure that Denny, The Patriarch, was the one who started the vulgarities both years. The Westovers are a fun bunch.
Another tradition, checking The Ledger. Steve's mom kept a ledger for each of her 4 children that kept count of the money they borrowed from her growing up. Gas, tuition, prom corsage, bike repairs, and who knows what else, its all there in great detail in the book. All but Steve have paid their debts. Correct me if I'm wrong, Pat, but I think Steve is still about $700+ in the hole. Don't expect payment in full until the front room of our house is fully furnished. Thanks for dinner, though!
Each year I am more and more thankful for my family near and far. If the Shaws promise to shout out body parts at the dinner table, we will book Thanksgiving 2012 in San Fransisco. You up for the challenge, Dad?