Nat and I hosted my family for Thanksgiving on Wednesday with an Italian menu. Wow, talk about being anti-tradition;o). We didn't want to "turkey" everyone out since my brothers/sister were all going to their in-laws on Thursday, plus we had received as a wedding gift a gift certificate to a local Italian catering place, so we chose to use it on Wednesday. Our apartment is small, but we fit 12 people in just fine and had lots of fun in the process:o).
If you look on the wall to the left, you'll see a bunch of pictures in a wall hanging. My brother laughed when he first came in, because every single picture in that hanging is of Nat's family (minus one of Nat and I). I jokingly told my brother it's because my family is all local and we see them often enough not to need their photos on the wall;). I actually have to just go find a frame that will look just right, but I haven't found one yet.
My husband loves to help and jumped right in to help with the meal... what a guy;).
Chatting and hanging out
These two willingly offered to do the dishes... yay! I think I caught my brother off guard though:).
Within 5 minutes of coming in, my niece managed to get candy juice all over her outfit... hence the onesie!
Ethan playing Apples to Apples - toddler version;o).
My sister-in-law Ann playing Apples to Apples the real way!
Apparently something was funny to Tom...:)
All in all, we had a marvelous time with my family. I'm so glad that we could work out schedules to visit with my family on Wednesday and Nat's extended family on Thursday... yummy times!