Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Day 331: Happy Thanksgiving!

Daniel and I began our morning by sitting down to enjoy a cup of coffee as we discussed how the day was going to go.  Around 11, we began cooking ham with sides to follow.  During this cook time, Daniel put together banana pudding as I finished making red velvet cake.  The desserts were finished and we kept our oven busy for the remainder of the day.  We had to make a few things as we went along, but everything turned out great and appetizers and drinks were ready to go by 4pm!  We did lose the round with mashed potatoes, but we had a potato dish coming, so we were covered!  I had no idea one could mess up potatoes, but now I know. 

We invited all of the Marines, along with two families over to enjoy drinks and dinner.  We had a wonderful turn out.  We hosted 23 people total (including our family) and had an abundance of food remaining afterwards.  During dinner the kids played in the basement and the adults hung around the living room and dining room table talking.  We couldn't have been happier with how things turned out.  Thankfully, we were able to host "friendsgiving" here since we are all away from our families.

Everyone left shortly after dinner and all guests were gone by 10.  We cleaned everything up (all dishes were washed, too) and then FaceTimed Nana and Poppy for a few minutes.  Tara and her family showed up before we hung up, so we were able to tell them hello, too.  Around midnight, we called it a day and tucked ourselves in.

We are very hopeful that we all sleep well and no one wakes up too early in the morning.  Goodnight!
Appetizers and table setting.
Caleb standing in the drink bar area. 
Our dear friends and extended "family" members. 
Talking on the phone and watching football. 
Because I did it, I know how much it sucks! 

Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours! 

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