Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

We had Thanksgiving at our house for the first time this year.  I have a really big family and 44 of them were here!  We had a great time! 

We picked up mama early and got her settled so she could be here during the hustle and bustle of the morning.

My son David.

Russell and our son Matt.

Tommy and Claudia, AND our newest grandchild due next June!

We missed our oldest son, Paul and his family.  I hope that one day we can have all of our immediate family together at one time.  But if that happens, remember children, no one can drive me crazy!

Claudia's brother Collis joined us this year.

Thanksgiving wouldn't have happened without my husband!  He did so much, I'm so thankful for him!!!

Soon the food started arriving!  My sister in law, Lois.

My sister Debbie and her husband Mike.

My sister Cathy and her husband Dick.

My niece and her family with Grandma Duncan.

My MIL and DIL and Roscoe.

At the appetizer table.

Preparing to give thanks for our many blessings!

The dogs were NO trouble.  They had plenty of people to entertain them!

Lois, her mother and MIL.....our mother.

Mr. Cutright.....

My niece and her sister!

My youngest brother, his wife and two of his children.  My mother's youngest grandchildren.

Youngest brother and his oldest.....Bryce.

We missed my brother Michael and his family, and several nieces and nephews.  

The food!

A strange quiet fell over the crowd as the eating started!

The children's table.

Eating in every nook and cranny.

In the garage and out by the pool.  It was a beautiful day, for which I am soooo thankful!

Me with great nephew and niece...

Joshua, Mike, Debbie (sister) and Mike's mother.

I could go on posting pictures, but that's enough!  The day was truly one to count blessings.  We are so fortunate as a family to have so many to love and so much love.  I believe it is a testament to our parents that we love getting together!

I hope each of you had a wonderful day.  I will be slowly putting my Thanksgiving stuff up and very slowly getting out my Christmas stuff.  Daunting task!


Keetha Broyles said...

Looks like a great time was had by all!!!

I can hardly imagine Thanksgiving in that warm of weather!

Cathy said...

We all had wonderful time!!
But, please tell me your Christmas picture is from last year and that you have not started putting out your Christmas stuff......It makes me feel inadequate!! I did order my cards today, though!

Dawn said...

That was quite the event! I couldn't do that many people here - you guys did a great job.

nancygrayce said...

Of course it's last years! I have company, do you think I've done anything???

Midwest Nest said...

Great pics. I also am the photo taker in my family. Looks like everyone had a great time. Happy Thanksgiving.

Just Breathe said...

Wow, what a gathering you had. Looks like it was a wonderful day.
I had a great day. My tree is up but I won't start putting ornaments on until Monday. Still have Thanksgiving to put away. I'm not rushing into any of it.

Beautiful Mess said...

Wow! You had a great turnout-quite lovely indeed.

You have a beautiful family.

God bless!


Gigi said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day! You know the food is good when all you hear is the sound of forks scraping plates!!

Tonja said...

Nancy, it looks wonderful! The best decoration for any house is being full of friends and family! And, I can just imagine the beautiful 'noise'they made all together! It does look as if you are blessed beyond measure!

Kat said...

Your Thanksgiving looked like my family's...lots of food and family, love and laughter.

Are you rested up now and getting ready for Christmas?