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...
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