Ahhh, the day after Thanksgiving. After swearing I’d never do this again (3 years ago), I did it again! There was a houseful…I think the last count was 28 (and while we never made my goal of 30, it was quite a group!)
First of all, this Thanksgiving Day never would have happened without my mom, Lynn, and her best friend/my ‘aunt’ Elaine. Not only did they come over a few days before the event to clean the house, but they came over a few hours early too to make sure all the food was where it should be: the hot food was hot, and the cold food stayed cold.
I was free to mingle and consume vast quantities of wine – which I did! All of the activies that were going on left me free to chat with others: Paul, Cameron, and Emily were playing football in the driveway (until Emily realized they’d had more experience than her and were much better so she quit!), Boyd took the kids for a walk in the woods and I’m not sure who all went, I know Karoline took a dive into a sulfer spring, in which Les had to get her and bring her home for a shower and she may have a case of poison ivy now.
After dinner, Mom, Shelly and I tacked up the horses. Shelly put Kobi though his paces, while Sugar was everyone’s favorite: she took Rachel, Caroline, Cameron, William, Karoline, and Sally on tours of the property.
Norman Rockwell has NOTHING on my family!