Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thanksgiving aka Chaos aka Family aka Togetherness

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We met my brother Ben and his wife and three children, my sister Sandy, her husband and her four children and two grandchildren and the partner of one of my nelphews just outside of Madison Wisconsin.  Since none of us have a big enough home for all of us to fit in, my brother and sister usually "meet in the middle," between St. Paul MN and Terre Haute IN.  Tony and I haven't been for a while because it was too long a drive for us from Louisville.  But this year we stayed at the Lake til Thanksgiving and then drove to Deerfield WI to join in.

If you are counting, we had TG for 15 people plus two babies.  That is a LOT of people and a LOT of cooking and a LOT of noise and a LOT of fun.  Here are some of the highlights.

Ben and Annie stuffing the turkey.  Ben always makes the turkey because he's the only one of us who knows how to do it right.

The turkey:

Nina making the pies.

One of Nina's pies.  (I hate pecan pie, but this was so beautiful I had to take a picture.)

The after dinner mess.

After dinner we cleaned up to the Big Chill soundtrack.  Ben and Nina dancing and making out! Can't stop singing those songs!


Too many kids to picture, so I will just end with a few pictures of the third generation: my great-nieces Miriam and Rebecca.

Miriam and Rebecca making a mess.

Rebecca retreating

Rebecca and her mommy Kasandra

Rebecca eating dinner.

I would have included more pictures of Rebecca's big sister Miriam, but every time I came near her she either told me to "stop talking" or burst into tears.



sjsm said...

It was noisy, it was chaos, it was lots of cooking and lots of cleaning but mostly it was wonderful for all of us to be together again. Here's to next year!

Debra Journet said...


Susan Griffin said...

Those grandbabies are gorgeous! I am so envious.

Debra Journet said...

Miriam is gorgeous but I couldn't get a good picture of her. She is a little drama queen.