Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving, Round Two

We celebrated Thanksgiving with my mom's extended family on Saturday so that was TG #1.
Every year since we moved into our house we have hosted a Thanksgiving dinner at our house for all of our friends on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. This was our 5th year! Our first year was a quiet 12 person dinner eaten on the fine china complete with assigned seating by names. This year was a bit larger...30 adults, 4 teenagers and 14 children four years and under. Now that's a crowd!
5 of the 14 that were under four years!
Becca with Blair and Amy with Timmy...they are 8 days apart!
Kate (below on top right) has Reese who is 5 days younger than Blair!
It was a busy September around here! :)
Look at the cute newlyweds (Betsy and Chad) on the left!
And the fab mommas, Jessica and Melanie on the right.
I LOVE doing this meal. It's always a blast and really, I only cooked the easy things...ham, smoked chicken, corn, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, dressing and rolls. I always have people volunteer to bring the desserts and sweet potato casserole...which are always so yummy (and more difficult to make)! Thanks to everyone who came! We seriously love having you in our home! Also, a special thanks to Becca for coming over and helping me with the finishing touches around the house! I promise this will be the last time I say thanks :).


Leslie said...

Looks like fun as always! The crowd sure has grown! Great to see everyone together. I'm sure you missed Fred's mashed potatoes and my sweet potatoes though :)

Kati said...

Looks like you guys had a great time. Wish we lived closer!

Little S said...

Yum! Thanks for having us over. It was a lot of fun!

Anonymous said...

We are the ones who should be saying thanks! It was great! Becca

Melanie said...

We look forward to it every year, Kari! You are so sweet and generous to open your house up to all of our craziness!