My fan-addicts (Note the color of the walls behind them. This is the LAST known peach with white sponging photo taken in my living room :)
Because the next week (that's right- the week of Thanksgiving as I was also preparing to host my family of 25) I painted the living room and almost all of the kitchen. I didn't paint the wall behind the stove and refrigerator since unplugging and moving vital thanksgiving appliances seemed a poor judgement move at the time. So mantle pic before the paint job.....
Mantle pic AFTER the paint job!
My first turkey alone (mom came over and taught me last year.) I was afraid it wouldn't get done in time but it turned out FABULOUS (if I do say so myself :)
The past two years we have moved most of the furniture out of the living room and set up tables for everyone there....
Well almost everyone. Here is our version of the kiddie table. I like it- sort of an Asian twist to Thanksgiving. And it seems to work well for the five and under crowd (less spills.) But this year my neice took it with her to replace her coffee table. So next year we'll have to come up with a new plan.
Cole, Jake, and Maddie looking through our wedding album
Neen and Jake, with Hailey and Mark in the background
Keith and Jake post turkey crash
And then there was desert
Lonnie enjoyed his as he exclaimed, "PUNKIN PIE!!!!!!!!!!!" over and over
We drew names for our Christmas exchange. This year we exchanged kids names among the adults to cut down on Christmas excess. Lonnie walked around giving his name to everyone. He may only be three, but he's got his "It's a Lonnie Christmas" present plan in action.
Taylor in a rare non-camera shy moment
Hailey is caught having a little pumpkin pie with her whip cream
Lonnie trying out a future occupation
First ever full family portrait...almost. Adri was with her mom this Thanksgiving. There is a space between Keith and Hailey I could photoshop her in (if only I had a good program to do so!) So any one with suggestions on that one please let me know :)
Happy belated Thanksgiving everyone!