Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thanksgiving Feast

I wrote this blog last week but couldn't get the my computer to recognize my camera. For some reason it works now (thank goodness).

Phew! That was amazing! I have never hosted a Thanksgiving feast at my house before. It was a lot of work but very rewarding. We had 24 people over. That included many of Jarin's family members, Scott, Maran, Hannah, and two friends brought by Chalyce and Courtney. The food was incredible. We had a very yummy turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, two kinds of fruit salads, broccoli salad, rolls, homemade gravy, stuffing, a green bean casserole, homemade macaroni and cheese, pies, pies, and more pies. Did I miss anything? It was wonderful. After lunch/dinner, we went to see the "Bee" movie with Jarin's family. It was pretty good. Kids and adults enjoyed it alike (however half of us were falling asleep due to the tryptophan in the turkey). We weren't in a rush ever and the day was just perfect. Here are some pictures. I didn't take as many as I had intended. I wish I would have taken a picture of the tables prior to eating so you could see how we fit that many people in such little space. These will have to do.

Courtney and his friend Diane. She brought some yummy homemade macaroni and cheese.

This is a picture of Chalyce's friend Mark. He is an amazing pianist. He accompanied Jarin's song "The Spirit of Nativity" while he was hearing Jarin sing and play it on his guitar for the first time. It was absolutely gorgeous!


Kerrie said...

I bet hosting Thanksgiving was a lot of work. Looks like it turned out great though. Cortney's friend is gorgeous! And that's awesome that Mark accompanied Jarin...I would have loved to hear it. We also saw The Bee Movie on Thanksgiving. It was cute.

Jennifer said...

Sounds like it was a great day! The food sounded yummy too. It's funny how we only make those things once a year.

Mom said...

Wow Hollie I didn't know you fed 24 people. That is awesome. How did they all fit in there? Watch out, you will probably be voted to do it every year now since it was so good. :)