Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving Day - Part II

As I mentioned in my last post, we had a wonderful day yesterday. My cousin Jackie put on a wonderful dinner. Everything was cooked perfectly and everyone really enjoyed dinner. There were 8 kids and 7 adults. The kids actually behaved for dinner (minus eating their peas) and then we scooted them back outside. We ate SO much food. The women cooked and laid out the table, the men cleaned the whole kitchen!!! That might have been the best part of the day. Then we sat and ate many many desserts and drank wine and coffee. Then Jackie's entire neighborhood went outside. All the kids organized a game of wiffle ball. We brought out a big table and each household brought all their desserts out to the street. We pulled chairs out to the curbs and cheered on the game. It was so much fun. Thankfully it was a warm and beautiful day. Once it got dark people started heading indoors, probably to start making turkey sandwiches. The kids finally wandered in around 7:00pm moaning that they were starving. We dragged all the tupperware back out and made sandwiches and snacks for everyone. They started dropping off one by one. The littlest, Madison (who reminds me of Cindy Lou Who,) passed out in Jackie's arms first. We didn't head home until almost 10:00pm. You just never know how a Holiday is going to go, but this was certainly one of the best! Thanks Jackie & Patrick for having us over!

ps - Matt wanted me to make sure to mention that he made a double-play in wiffle ball, apparently that's a great thing. I'd tell you more, but I have no idea what any of that means.


  1. glad to see you guys had a wonderful thanksgiving. we love and miss you all.

  2. Wow, that sounds like and looks like a lot of fun! Uncle Phil managed to break his right thumb while saving himself from a slip on some ice while skiing last Friday. He's got a nice blue cast on it now and will have to wear it for 6 weeks. Doc says he can ski with it. Aunt Daina's back went out as she was picking up her bag to leave the house up north. Yes, we're quite the pair. Oh, what fun holidays are! :-)


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