Sunday, November 22, 2009

friends thanksgiving

history-rick and his friends have been celebrating friends thanksgiving since 1994.  after they all graduated from college they began meeting together for a weekend full of fun and food.  over the years the original crew has moved apart and some now live too far away to make it for the annual celebration but...there has also been quite a few (me included) new and newer friends that now gather together to continue to celebrate friendship and food.  really, doesn't every just want more than one chance to eat multiple desserts after stuffing ones face with a huge plate or two of good food!?  on saturday we prepared to host the annual friends thanksgiving at our house. well...fifteen years later and lots of new friends and some old ones as well, friends thanksgiving is going strong.  i believe we had about 28 people here for a true pot luck style feast.  we started preparing the night before.  rick built the table and benches and we rearranged furniture to make sure we would all fit at one giant table (we did!!).  the morning of rick prepared our turkey and i prepared some cranberry sauce and made some beeswax tea lights to go in the candle holders we had for our wedding centerpieces!  then rick and nahum set the table and soon after we all gathered and ate and ate and talked and ate some more...and then we all finally slept...some a bit earlier than others!


 
 
 
 
 
 

7 comments:

  1. Oh, how sweet, that last picture! I couldn't imagine having that many people in my small house but I think it's a really special thing you do every year! love, Kyndale

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  2. What fun! I love the candleholders, just beautiful! One of my favorite memories is a Easter dinner pot-luck dinner with a group of friends.

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  3. That is totally awesome Pennie! I was trying to count how many plates there were at that never ending table! Looks like a fantastic time!! What can be better than good food shared amongst the company of good friends? These will be memories that your kids will look back on and smile!!
    love, sara

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  4. This is wonderful as we are preparing to add card tables to our dining table to make one long table this Thursday - our first time hosting a large gathering for Thanksgiving. We also made centerpieces with branches and will be buring beeswax. Thanks for sharing your beauty.
    Warm wishes.

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  5. Pennie!!! This is incredible! I love everything about it right down to the last detail! What warmth and love must have filled your home, such beautiful memories for your children and for everyone included. Gorgeous!

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  6. What a wonderful, beautiful tradition! All of the hand-made goodness is truly inspiring!!

    What lucky, lucky friends you have:-)
    ~Michelle
    xoxo

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  7. The last picture almost made me tear up. What a sweet little baby!

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