I’m from a big ole family and every Thanksgiving is the one day that we all get together. I’ve got 2 sisters, 1 brother, 3 step-brothers and a step-sister. We are all married and everyone has 2 children except my sister and me…..we went the extra mile and had a third. I am the only one of all 8…..that has more than 1 boy. So please…..to the rest of you…..I don’t want to hear it.
Tonight’s dinner table consisted of lots of laughter, poking and potty-talk. Yes, MASSIVE amounts of potty-talk in my house. Part of me says ‘what’s the big deal…..they think it’s funny.’ And, another part of me had to draw a line tonight. Enough already……umm, I digress. I don’t think this is what the title of this post is talking about. However, I wouldn’t have anyone any other way. They all bring so much to our family and I love it.
So….back to the big ole family on Thanksgiving…The total being served comes to 36….and that’s not any extras…..and it’s fun. My children so look forward to the secret cousin gift swap. This year, Mom and Dad threw in a little twist and had a drawing for a surprise present…..”C” went home with an electric toothbrush. Cool! A big THANK YOU to Thayer and Carter for hosting every year.
25 lb bird gets it done….
Sweetest person on Earth. Period. I couldn’t have been more blessed with a better step-mother. And, a little factoid that doesn’t involve drama…..she’s my god-mother too so she ACTUALLY played out her role.
My sister Ansley gets creative every chance she can….
There are 18 grandchildren……we were missing 3 this year.
This is just one of the FOUR tables it takes to seat us all…..(If it’s ever at my house? You’d be lookin’ at a little Chinette on the table…..I’m just sayin’…accompanied by a little aluminum and Mr. Hefty)
Dennis!…..Get your hand out of the Dressing!
…and sweet cousin fun.