Wednesday, November 23, 2011

6th Annual Thanksgiving Feast with Friends!

Wow, this year's feast turned into a HUGE party!  While we were sad to miss several of our usual attendees (Harris Fam, Kate, Jessica S., etc.) we were happy to welcome some first timers this year (The Terrys, Fitz, Smith Fam, The Martins, etc.).  

Here's the breakdown in numbers:  41 adults, 18 children (6 years and under), 21 pounds of ham, 2 smoked chickens, 2 smoked salmon, 10 pounds of mashed potatoes, 2 sweet potato casseroles (Pioneer Woman's recipe...yummy!), 2 green bean casseroles, 2 types of stuffing, corn, rolls and tons of desserts.  Unfortunately, we didn't have quite enough food!  That was a first and of course I felt terrible!  Oh well, we'll plan better next year...and probably have way too much food!  

Special thanks to Aunt Betsy and Cmom for coming over early and helping pull off the huge feast!  Cmom wanted me to take credit for the sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes but really, she did all of that!  She sure made me look good because I got a ton of compliments on those dishes!  Ha!  And to top it all off, Cmom and Betsy cleaned up after the party.  I sure have been blessed with great in-laws!

Get ready for lots of pictures...
The prep
 Food ready for the oven
 The feast...does it look like there's not enough food for 41 adults and 18 kids?  
That's because there wasn't!
 The cute Dawsons, Betsy and Chad
Seriously, two of the sweetest women I know!
Becca with Blair, Sarah with Sawyer
 Jeremy, Melanie, Riley and Jude Woody
Aren't they a beautiful family??
 The fabulous Smiths, Bryan and Brooke!
 Some handsome fellas!
Wes, Daniel and Kevin
 The Pickerings...LOVE them!
Melanie, Kevin, Molly and Chance
 Such a neat couple, Roy and Leona
 The sweet little ones loving on Caroline!
 And, one of the funniest and most adorable families, I know!  
Will, Cheli and Cleve Clark


Amy said...

I loved these pictures- especially all the family shots. Looks like it was so fun; we were sad to miss it. We'll be there next year!

Little S said...

Looks like a fun time! Super sad to have missed out!! Hope to see you guys soon!

Anonymous said...

Dear Kari, what a fun time!!! That is lots of fun to get together with friends you do it wonderfully!!! I love you aunt susie

Anonymous said...

Dear Kari, in looking over your pictures I am waaay underorganized. No wonder i frazzle so easily!! Love aunt susie