Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Friends and cousins
This is the first in 5 years tht we did not host Thanksgiving at our house. Although I really enjoy the planning, preparation, cooking, baking and hosting, it was really nice to just sit back and enjoy the food prepared by someone else. We spent Thanksgiving with our friends that Roberts in Chino. The kids had a great time running around all day and night. There were a total of 4 families, 17 kids, a giant blowup slide/jumpy, 4 turkeys, lots and lots of mashed potatoes and deserts, and LOTS of love, laughter adn good times.
Thanksgiving dinner is one of may favorite meals. It's up there with chips and salsa. It is not just the food that I love, it is the time when family and friends are together. It is all about the relationship that I have with my loved ones that I am so thankful for. It is all about the memories that we make. It is the time with one another that is the most meaningful and for that I am so thankful.

The younger kids table, Mia, Sophia, Stephen, Buffy, Paris, Chloe, and Piper

The big girls' table. Hayley, Hannah, Lexi, Elle and Aspen

My two favorite guys ever, Chad and John

The little boys' table Hayden, Ty, Jack and Chad

So fancy

Deena, Andrea and I. Many years of friendship.

Andrea does Thanksgiving Martha Stewart style, no paper plates here.

John carving one of the 4 turkeys, and Hayley strikng her modeling pose

Steve and I waiting for the turkey

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