November 30, 2011

and there was thanks

We had to borrow two chairs, six spoons, four forks and two dinner knives in order to gather twelve around the table.  Where does all of the silverware go?!  I knew it would be snug... but I also knew it would be lovely.  Family,  and friends who might as well be family, side by side... giving thanks and enjoying each other.  Turkey and all the fixings... including the parade that always makes me cry. 

We chat on into the evening... and end with candle light and conversation on the lanai... while the kids tackle games on the Wii.  

My list of thankful runs 'round in my head... and I know it is not just for this day. 
It is for every day. 

4 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

I'll give you a hint as to where the silverware goes....look no further than your roommate. :)

Glad your Thanksgiving was wonderful and snug, nothing better than that!
Love your cookie name place cards; clever!!!!

Heathahlee said...

Oh, how fun! I love big family gatherings that last well into the night. I miss that. When I was a teenager we would have a huge meal with all my extended family...what wonderful memories! :)

Gabe said...

I think somewhere there is a big sea of lost silverware where lost socks live too!

Sitting on the lanai sounds delightful!

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

i'm thankful for you, you know!