Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanksgiving in Pictures

We had a (relatively) small Thanksgiving this year. We went to my sister Sue's house and met up with my brother and his family, and my parents. My friend and the kid's preschool teacher came to celebrate with us this year as well! So all in all, there were 10 kids aged 6 and under, and 9 adults.

Auntie Sue trying to explain the rules for the Thanksgiving Egg Hunt (Turkeys do lay eggs, right???)

Kids searching for the eggs with the letters that make up their name.

The extremely gorgeous Miss Marijana with her current student (Eamon) on her lap, and two former students (John-Paul and Andrew) on either side:

Then she took my camera and got this wonderful picture of me...not!

The feast:

We call this Manly Bread because all the men gobble it up (me too!):
Kid Table, where an extremely lively debate occurred about whether we should call them Indians or Native Americans: Auntie Angela with Clare:

Uncle Brian holding his daughter...awkward, isn't it? You wouldn't know this is his 3rd baby. His wife does all the child rearing - still love ya Big B:

My Dad carving the Turkey breasts. Which is a big fight for me and Phil, because I believe the MAN should carve the meat since my dad always did it. And Phil thinks the WOMAN should carve because his Mom does it. Who's side are you on???:

My Mom and brother-in-law, Bill. My Mom loves all the men in her life, and the feeling is mutual!:

Cousins playing:
And of course, we had about 10 desserts to choose from: My Mom making sure everyone has what they need before she sits down. Such a good lady!!:

It was great, and I'm still stuffed!


  1. thanksgiving and family.. those are the good times!!!

  2. Thank you for the encouragement! I'm really inspired by how you make the time to work out too, that is definitely something I need to make more time for- as I realized after the 5k. :)
    Your kids are all adorable by the way!

  3. Okay, first of all, "Uncle Brian", that could SOOOO be my husband! HA! {Shhhh. Don't tell anyone but Jeremy's only ever changed one diaper since we've had children. It was Sierra's first one in the hospital because I couldn't get out of bed}. I am solely responsible for the child-rearing in this house ;) Also, your mom . . . that's totally my mom. She's always the last to sit down, making sure that everyone else is taken care of :) And I am totally siding with you. The man should carve the turkey. No question about it. How fun to have so many children running around!

  4. Looks like a lot of fun for both the kids and the adults!

    I'm with you, my dad has always carved the turkey :)

  5. It looks and sounds like the perfect Thanksgiving. Your photos are making me dream of Thanksgiving dinner all over again...oh, the desserts!!

  6. small thanksgiving? LOL.

    looks like a fun time had by all. I love how all the kids have fun and they are a part of the festivities. Now on dh's side (where we spent thanksgiving) they basically hide the kids away and its all about the adults. they are of the kids should be NOT seen and NOT heard type. Too bad for them. I hate their idea of family You are very blessed to have a warm welcoming family that loves kids.

  7. Found you by way of melanie B's blog, Colleen. Lovely "getting to know you" through these pictures. What a lovely family!

  8. That manly bread looks delish. What a nice celebration

  9. Sorry, Phil, but carving the turkey is definitely a man's job! Remember, Papa always carved. I took over the job in the Martin family because Dad didn't have the patience.


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