We hosted 52 at our house for Thanksgiving. So grateful for that opportunity, I love hosting. But since it was right after the Turkey Trot it had to be pretty carefully orchestrated.
The night before gave us a beautiful sunset as Dave worked late into the night setting up Turkey Trot stuff and Claire, Lu and I worked getting the tables ready. We found this idea on Pinterest:
…and we found rosemary at our neighbors 🙂
Thank you Daltons!
Claire helped me iron every napkin:
…she was pretty excited about those little turkeys all set for the kids to put together on the big day.
Everyone else brought practically all the other food. Have I mentioned how much I love these guys?
The elementary school table went from this:
We have six little boys who sat here:
We put them all in a bowl and read them and tried to guess who’s was who’s.
So much delicious food…and so many great people. Along with Dave’s family, including one sister and her family from out of town, we had our good friends from China join us for their first real American Thanksgiving.
They were so great to put up with the masses of family there…love them so much.
Somehow it has become sort of a tradition to put up a backdrop and take pictures after the big meal.
We hung out…
…and then it was time for pie.
We combined with Dave’s mom’s brother’s family for dessert…he’s on the left below…his wife in the middle. Love them and all their kids who joined us.
With them the party went from 52 to 81.
I wasn’t smart enough (or brave enough) to try to take a picture of everyone, but here are a few stragglers at the end:
Hope everyone had a grand Thanksgiving!