Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thanksgiving '09

This was the 'adult table'....it actually had a lot more people than the pic could hold......there were 17 here..... This was the 'kids table'.....with 10 kids from age 4 - 18.......of course little Verity strikes a fabulous smile!....and Honour....has that..'what are you doing look'.... :0)

Lauren....pretty as a picture...my second oldest girl....Maya, to the left...she's number 3!
This is army boy's girl...her name is Sara,....this was her first 'big family function'...brave girl...she handled herself well....



Eldest son and my brother-in-law,..actually he's my hubby's twin brother..holding the new pup...




Some of the family........






...another family shot.....





...and here's Flannery.........






...isn't she a cutie!???









.....our female Maggie, brought out her mothering instincts....







Well, Thanksgiving is done! Well, actually, officially...it's tomorrow...but...since we had our big dinner yesterday than ours is done....today we are recuperating and hubby is doing the last of the kitchen clean up.....me...I'm completely wiped. Two people weren't able to come...eldest daughter was still sick so her husband and our grandkids came without her and one of the nephews had to work...so that left 27 to sit down for a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings!
I cooked a 24 pound turkey...the gravy turned out perfectly, if I do say so myself,....mashed potatoes..eldest son threw me a curve by putting garlic in the potatoes when he was mashing them, peas, carrots...yummy sweet potato casserole that eldest son made, stuffing and homemade cranberry sauce (thank you Barb) and rolls. For dessert there was pumpkin pie, harvest berry pie, apple pie, cheesecake, and banana chocolate loaf cake...throw in ice cream and whip cream to compliment and you have our Thanksgiving dinner '09.
People started arriving around 2 p.m. and the last left about 9:30pm.....doesn't seem like many hours ....but...I will admit to being tired when everyone left.
So, as you can see..I've posted a few pics...added some of the new puppy that eldest son and his wife have , she's a cutie so I thought you'd like to see her...her name is Flannery!
So, tomorrow I'm hoping for a quiet day...we'll see.




2 comments:

joyceandnorm said...

Marie, looks like a fabulous time! Thanks for sharing your pictures. Your family is beautiful. What a brave girl Sara is. =p The dinner sounds yummy! How did you prepare that turkey? My dad is the cook usually, so I've never done the turkey before. I've never even done a whole chicken before...only a little game hen...which Norm actually did. =p Hope you will have a restful day.

juniper said...

Mom,
It was a wonderful dinner. You spoil us so! Thanks for everything. We are blessed.