Monday, December 8, 2008

Our Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was really nice this year. We drove up to Massachusetts to spend the day and most of the weekend with my family. The meal was delicious, and the company was excellent (which isn't always the case with your family. Or at least with my family!). We ate in the living room at a long wooden table in front of a warm crackling fire in my beloved old house in my hometown. I was thankful for all of those things.

The calm before the storm
The early arrivals to the table (Peter, my brother Ben--who is pointedly looking the other way, and my niece Hayley)

Corn and pineapple were pretty much all John would eat for his little feast. Picky eater!

My sister Elizabeth, her boyfriend Justin, Ben, and my brother-in-law Adam

John, me, my mom, my sister Jennifer, her daughter Hayley, and her hubby Adam

My brother Nathan, my dad, and Elizabeth

After the meal John danced around on the table to add a little live entertainment to the day.

Grumpy little turkey! (He was telling me to go away)

I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving too. Can you believe that Christmas is only a little over two weeks away? How'd that happen!?


Anonymous said...

Wow, look at that entertainment!

rachel said...

My favorite is John dancing on the table to celebrate the end of the feast :) Maybe that's why he wouldn't eat so much...he was holding out for a nice clear tabletop :)

Kristina P. said...

Looks like such a fun time! Love the plates.

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

How awesome :) Hope you have a blessed and very Merry Christmas! ♥ Hugs :)

Me said...

I love the after dinner doesn't get much better than that!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I love the idea of having Thanksgiving dinner in front of a roaring fire. Sounds so lovely and New England.

I don't blame Johnny for getting on that table and dancing. I mean, what a great stage - a nice, long, wood table! Totally irrestible!

Blog Buddy said...

Wow! I'm impressed that so many people sat all around that beautiful table :) We're always spread out around my mom's house-even with two long tables. I plan to let my future grand-kids dance on the tables after turkey feast also-♥

dougandcheryl said...

Abi likes to say go away too... little stinkers. He looks so cute dancing on the table.
I'm glad you guys had a great time. That is fun that you got to have so much family around for it.

Sarah Laurence said...

Yikes, X-mas in 2 weeks? We still need to get a tree and I haven't totally unpacked from the last holiday. It looks like you had a fun Thanksgiving.