Sunday, November 25, 2018

Thanksgiving Day

We had my whole family over on Thanksgiving Day.  We don't have a huge house, so it's crowded when a big group comes, but we make do and we had a fun day!

There were 21 of us for dinner.  The whole family was there, except for Andy and Nikki in KY, and our niece Arianna who came at suppertime.
People starting arriving a little after 12 and we had dinner at 12:30.

 Aren't these cute?  I found this online, just had to print it off on kraft paper, cut them and write the names on.

We made full use of our downstairs family room.  Tables were stretched end to end, and everyone fit!  We had such a good meal with all the typical Thanksgiving fixings.

The girls enjoyed the dinner, Ruby was trying to catch her ice cube instead of drinking the water.

 After dinner, my brother was fooling around with the girls.

 The guys stayed downstairs to watch football, the kids came upstairs and played video games.

 Our step-mom Ann, Terri, Cheri and I played cards in the dining room.

Ruby went from place to place checking on things, and then tried to hide under the table.

 Most everyone stayed for supper too, which was left over turkey on buns.  This is Andrew and Heather, along with our niece Katelyn and her husband Nathan.

 This is my nephew Nick, who was sticking his face in front of my camera.  I warned him I would take his pic and post it, and here it is!

Here's my Dad and step mom; two wonderful people that we are so blessed to have in our lives.
Dad is 87, Ann is 88 and they are both doing well.  Dad really enjoys a day like this, surrounded with all his family!  And that is crtainly something to be thankful for.
Hope you all had a nice day as well.


Sally said...

How very wonderful, Mari. Family - so many blessings.


Vintage Girl 901 said...

What a wonderful day! Alaina and Ruby looks so much alike now. What cuties!

Joyful said...

It looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with all your loved ones together.♥

Linda said...

Thank you for the many smiles. I just love the last photo, smiles.

Linda said...

I just love the last photo, Mari...thank you for the many smiles.

Changes in the wind said...

Love that LONG table of family. A great day for all and a good teaching for the young ones.

Jenny said...

Your dad looks great, Mari! That makes me so happy. Our Henry is 86 and doing well too. These patriarchs are true treasures. What a great day you all had together! I wish I'd thought of the darling name tags at each place. Next year I'll remember! Now for a Merry Christmas! xoxo

Michelle said...

So nice to see everyone at that long table! That can be a rarity when you get a big family together!

Terri D said...

What a wonderful blessing to have your dad and step-mom with you and the whole family for Thanksgiving! I sure do miss those big happy gatherings! Those two girls are really beautiful, Mari. It is so fun watching them grow up through your posts!!

Hootin' Anni said...

I love this! It reminds me of our holidays when my folks were still alive! Precious moments.

Debi said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day!

Cherdecor said...

Alaina and Ruby's hair is beautiful! Their mother keeps them looking really cute!

Kim said...

Looks like a wonderful family filled day!