This year Thanksgiving was especially exciting for us, as we finally had enough room to host the party! And party it was! It was a festive day, filled with family, enough food to feed a small army, and of course little chiefs running around! I got all of the tips and tricks from Aunt Krissy and Aunt Jen (who have hosted in previous years) to make the day run as smooth as possible. Every year we truly do feel so thankful to be surrounded by the wonderful people that are our family. So much love, so much noise, so much food, so many laughs, so much chaos, so much fun! Everything that makes Thanksgiving what it is - we've got it - and then some.
It makes me a little teary. We truly are Thankful.
Adam and I got ready for our guests while the kids did a pretty decent job of keeping themselves entertained (thanks to technology of course).
Let the fun begin!
Penny, Grandma, and our youngest little turkey, Ryan.
G-Mom and Ella
The bird. You know, what it is all about.
Jeff, Emily, and Grandpa (with the fireworks as my kiddos call him).
And, their they are - the little chiefs.
Declan made me paint a 4 and a 5 on his and Lily's hats - you know so everyone knew how old they were.
Time to party like a pilgrim.
I had fun putting the kids table together ;)
I managed to snag him for a quick pic.
Family picture time
Uncle Jeff and Aunt Emily
Declan really wanted to feed Ryan. He usually is not the type to take a lot of initiative, but he certainly does when it comes to Ryan - jumping right in there and asking to help or hold whenever he can.
Sweet Emma took this picture of me and Adam
We didn't mess around
Uncle Len makes some mean gravy from scratch!
Uncle Mike and Uncle Jeff
Luckily the forecasted rain stayed away until today, allowing the kiddos to play outside
And this is how you feed 25 people Thanksgiving dinner :) Everyone brought something to make this feast mighty tasty!
Time to gobble til you wobble!
We had three adult tables and one kid table.
Father and son
Uncle tickles are the best!
And baby giggles are even better!
And now that the Thanksgiving Feast is over, our Christmas season officially begins. With the cousin Christmas pajama picture of course!
The girls comparing reds.
Christmas picture time!
Declan decided to join the picture at the last minute. I would have been so bummed if he didn't jump in the annual red and green snap shot - smile or no smile ;)
Winding down with some Christmas movies
Peace out! We are officially onto the Christmas season!