Sunday, November 29, 2009

My Thanksgiving Day

Family+ Friends+ Good Food= Good Times.
And that's exactly what my Thanksgiving was all about. This year we had a change of venue, just up the hill from the former location of my cousin Glenda. This year, her son Micheal and his wife Christie built a beautiful new home and hosted. What an undertaking to welcome in sixty people into your home, thought things really ran smoothly. Michael said, ""{It was} Our Pleasure! We just wanted everyone to feel that our house  is just an extension of Mom's. Looking forward to many more to come!!!" And it was just that. It felt like home.
The food was delicious as always. And there was ALOT of it (Photo below). This was just the food. It didn't include the dessert table.

















It takes alot of food to feed sixty hungry people, most who go for seconds. It's the eating day of the year. Those in my family don't take that lightly. Both literally and calorically speaking.
We had our turkey toss. I am sad to report that my family had to surrender the turkey trophy this year to my cousin, Cal (Tom was the 2008 champ in mens division). My cousin Gina won the ladies division and cousin Lewis won the senior division (they toss cornish game hens, as do the children).













Speaking of the children, they are all winners. So all leave happy. The children also had other festivities to compete in this year, their own Dirty Santa game, a  pinata to break that was full of goodies and finally a "snowball fight" using marshmallows. After the fight, the kids were given fresh marshmallows to roast on at the outdoor fireplace. The big "kids" also took part in the roasting.
But Thanksgiving goes beyond the food...it's the being thankful that is really what it is all about.
I can say that I am so thankful and blessed to be a member of my family. I love them each and everyone.
"And a good time was had by all."
Here is a look at my Thanksgiving:


The pictures were taken not only by myself, but my cousin Jennifer contributed to the slideshow as well.
Between she and I we took about 400 pictures. This is just a very small portion.

Thankyou for dropping by Bloggeritaville today!!
Join me tomorrow as we officially kick off the Christmas season with a "Vintage Monday Christmas".

10 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

That food all looks FABULOUS!!! I clicked to enlarge so I could drool in more detail - - -

Mari said...

I remember the winning of the turkey toss from last year. I can't imagine having 60 over for dinner!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a feast!!!! How lucky you were to be at such a huge gathering. I can see a good time was had by all! :-)

Never heard of a turkey toss. hmmm...must be a regional thing!! Sounds like loads of fun. Can you wear gloves?! And a snowball fight with marshmallows? I have to invite you up for the real thing, Leigh! lol!!

Love your new header picture. So pretty!!

xoxo
Janie

TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

Hi Leigh.
What an undertaking indeed to have so many people in your new home! It sounds like a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving. I'm very happy that you have a happy holiday.

XO*Tricia

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Good food and good company!!! That was what we had also. I am glad to see others use the large alumn. containers to cook/serve in. When my "gang" gets together, I cook in large amounts, so use those to avoid a lot of clean up, and I send the leftovers home with them in the same containers. :)
Have a great week!
Glenda

Gwen said...

Darn, that is a lot of food and a bunch of people!

Hey, I just noticed that you are missing my favorite Christmas song on your play list. Have you ever heard Johnny Preston's I Want A Rock And Roll Guitar? LUV that song.

Bama Belle said...

Looks great So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Dawn said...

Wow, what a group! I thought we had big gatherings but your family wins the prize! The little one asleep in her chair was so cute, and Daisy too! Hugs,
Dawn

nancygrayce said...

I thought we had a lot with 44 people! It looks like you guys had fun!

Kirby3131 said...

Now that's a spread! I enjoyed seeing all the photos of the turkey tossers - too bad you folks had to surrender the trophy lol