we hosted thanksgiving for my side of the family the second year in a row.
last year the kids really enjoyed helping set the table with all our 'fancy' stuff.
ella is always in charge of the place cards...
the boys read the annual prayer of thanksgiving...nani has had this for years.
she made delicious bread, rolls, crackers and much much more.
my brothers brought mashed & sweet potatoes.
we did cranberry sauce, pea & corn salad and the turkey - chris did a great job carving it.
it is so manageable when we all chip in, i cannot imagine doing it all myself.
and here we are this year (above).
with 2 years under our belt, we feel like we now have a good handle on cooking the turkey!
we got to drink wine and relax with nani and tata before dinner.
and even headed out to the front patio for awhile before we ate while the kids played.
tio bobby came over early to hang out with the kids.
they played some board games together out back.
he came over the next day too & took ella and lc out since andrew had plans with a friend.
so nice of him to spend time with them - he works so much and is a busy college student.
some pictures from thanksgiving last year...
i didn't get any during dinner this year, too busy eating i guess!
we did a family 'thankful tree' last year.
wish we'd have had time this year, hopefully we will next year.
the kids started playing in it the last few years and get so excited for it.
teams this year were: ella/grandpa, andrew/cousin jack, chris/grandma.
cute and very blurry picture from chris' iphone...
we are so thankful for all that we have.
wonderful family & friends, amazing school & neighborhood for our kids...
plenty of clothes & food, a good & stable job, a loving and forgiving God -
and so much more...we are so thankful for it all.
it was a wonderful day, and relaxing weekend too.
and lady came and got in the picture all on her own and just sat there, too funny!
hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving!