this year we headed over to my cousin cathi and greg's house in north canton for a thanksgiving meal to top all thanksgiving meals.
16 of us gathered for the actual dinner with more family coming in and out throughout the evening even though i was admittedly sleeping during some of the family time i got my fill in.
with euchre playing (even though danny and i lost), laughing till we cried, christmas gift exchange name drawing, video making that didn't end up turning into a video, and eating, there was plenty of quality family time which i was in desperate need of.
i love them.
cathi busy cooking in the kitchen, and sissy! making the biggest FAIL of all cocktails - fig infused vodka with earl gray tea and tangerine juice. it was so bad no one could drink it, sad yet very comical.
the finished platter of turkey resting under some custom warming lamps that are built into a section of my cousin's kitchen. yes, warming lamps.
the spread - salad, bread in a literal bowl made of bread, roasted potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, homemade apple sauce, sauteed green beans, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, egg noodle casserole, wild rice, bread stuffing, sweet corn souffle, and cream spinach.
family time came and went on thursday and friday found me at my friend alice's baby shower with maia before i headed back to cleveland for captain and travis's duo 30th birthday party.
the one picture i took on friday night - kim, the klutz, court, babs, beaver, muffin, JV and AJP at reddstone
a group of us started at reddstone in battery park and then moved to old angle tavern in ohio city. from there the party started to break up with people ending up all over the place. personally, i headed to maproom with JV and AJP but didn't last too long as my bed across the street was calling my name.
saturday i was back to canton for a triple movie theater marathon with multiple family members guest starring. we saw zombieland, the men who stare at goats, and the blind side. i LOVED zombieland and the blind side, the men who stare at goats? not so much.
sunday brought more family time with brunch at cracker barrel with my mom, sissy and yiayia (grandmother), but also brought saying bye to my sissy as she heads back to manhattan.
as family fun filled this thanksgiving break was i wasn't annoyed with them, it just made me all the more excited for christmas.
hope your thanksgiving was a good as mine - have a great week!