Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Day

 Dinner was at 1:30 but family started coming just a bit earlier. We ended up with 29 I think altogether. It all went really really well considering how many people that is in our not so huge house. Everyone helped with food assignments too which was great. We visited some while I finished up dinner for a few minutes then we all trouped outside for a family picture session. It was really the best chance for us to get everyone together.
 We gathered around the pistachio tree because it was just so pretty. Charlie was in charge of our photo session. I didn't want to hire anyone to come on Thanksgiving day so we had him do the honors. Unfortunately the settings were wrong so they were over exposed but I've tried to adjust them enough here so you can see us much better. It's a huge group to contain and make work but all in all we got some great pictures. Thanks Chuck!
 Grandpa & Grandma with the grands and great grands!
 It wasn't a nice warm day but it was in the low 60's so we went for it outside. The wind had kicked up that morning so Mendis built a make shift structure to wrap some plastic around so the wind was kept out. It was really helpful. The food was great and we all ate ourselves silly.

 We spent lots of time hanging out together as a family and just visiting. We also set up horseshoes, corn hole and basketball for everyone to entertain themselves. They used it all so it was a good thing.
 We had football going too. On the TV and flag football outside.
It was a great day. After we all feasted on pie and cleaned up, the day was pretty much gone. We really enjoyed hosting everyone and now next year is going to seem like a pathetic little gathering after this!

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