Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving Memories


Food was prepared ahead,



tables were moved...


...and set,


place cards were made and seating arranged, 



in preparation for Thanksgiving and special visitors!


My brother Ryan, his wife Sarah, and their children Eve, Nora, and Peter (plus Lucy the dog), live away. We don't get to see them very often but this year, they were able to make it home for Thanksgiving!


Nineteen of us enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner together in one room. After dinner, the kids played together while the adults sat around talking, catching up, drinking coffee, and eating dessert.

Pilgrim Gavin                                              the "servants" table                                         before dinner chat with Nora
Papa watching Peter color                           the kids' table                                                                     the adult table




It was a wonderful day full of thanks, laughter, and family. 


(Come back the next few days for more glimpses of our visit with the far away family.)

9 comments:

Cheryl said...

What a lovely post, Kati! Such happy, happy memories! ♥

Nela said...

Looks like you guys had a great celebration for Thanksgiving this year! Your nieces and nephews look so adorable, Kati. ;) And did you make all those pies?! They look quite delicious. :) Which one was your favorite?

Take care!

Mary F. said...

Kati such a beautiful post! Lovely tables! Lots of fun and memories! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to more posts of the wonderful visit!

Barbara F. said...

A beautiful holiday made more special because all of you were together. xo

Katherine said...

Love the photos and it looks like you had a good time! =)

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Looks like a lovely thanksgiving, Katie!! I always love getting all the family together for the holidays. :) Everything looked absolutely scrumptious. :) Thanks for sharing!

Maureen said...

Our great for your family to all be together! The pies look delicious :)

Maureen said...

Sorry, meant How great....!

Marie Danielle said...

Thanksgiving is such a nice holiday. That's so awesome you got to have so much family there! I miss having mine all together for the holidays!