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!