Thanksgiving this year was one of my favorites yet. We had a big group over including both families, everything went great and we were exhausted in a good way after. We set up an extra table so everyone could be close and all the food was delicious - my favorite part was the full kitchen with everyone helping to get everything done in time - dinner was only a little bit late!
Since Derek's family was staying with us and mine came over early in the day we had appetizers out a few hours before dinner to keep everyone going until the big meal. For dinner we had a ham and a turkey as well as all the traditional sides. Dessert was grazed on through the rest of the night - seconds for almost all of us!
The day flew by and everyone stayed over until late into the night. I think I was one of the first ready for bed, ha! Hosting a big holiday was such fun but so tiring and I was definitely one of the last ones up the next day!
The dogs enjoyed their plates too...
Our house guests left Friday morning after a little bit of lounging - it was nice to have the rest of the day to relax and watch Christmas movies.