Friday, November 28, 2014


Friday, November 28 -  We spent Thanksgiving with our daughter, Carrie, and twenty of her friends. This is the 6th year for Carrie's Thanksgiving dinner. She always invites her friends that can't get home for the holiday. We've been able to attend five of the six dinners. We knew many of the "kids" that attended again this year, but there are always a group of new attendees.

This is year, Carrie reserved the activity center at her apartment complex for the party. Luckily, the center has a kitchen for preparing the dinner.

Think there are enough cooks in the kitchen?
cooks in the kitchen

As a bonus, the room has three TVs, a pool table, a shuffle board game, and even a swimming pool which no one used, of course. It did necessitate a bit of juggling to prepare all that food in the small kitchen, but she did a great job. She prepared two delicious turkeys, a sweet potato dish and cranberry sauce.

How many people does it take to put marshmallows on the sweet potato dish? marshmellows

The guests also brought covered dishes, including pies and other desserts, potatoes, corn casserole, and an assortment of beverages.


First wave of friends.

Second wave of friends.

We had a delicious dinner and enjoyed time with many of Carrie's friends. As usual, the youngins were having a great time after dinner, so we found a good opportunity to head home. Thanks Carrie for a great time!

Since we arrived in Houston, time has flown by. Marsha flies back to Ohio on Thursday, December 4. She likes to spend a few weeks with her family, friends, shopping and decorating. Paul and Carrie fly back on Monday, December 22. We probably won’t be doing much blogging between now and Christmas but will still follow along on all our favorite blogs.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day.


  1. Have a safe trip back to Ohio, hope it's snowless.

  2. awww. . .I know it was a wonderful day with all the kiddos. . .'cause you know. . .no matter how old they get. . .they'll still be our kiddos!

  3. Another great memory! Wishing you all traveling mercies in the month ahead and a wonderful time celebrating the birthday of our Savior.

  4. Looks like you had an amazing day and you have pictures to prove it. We haven't decided our December plans but eventually we will get around to it. Have a safe flight.

  5. How nice to have use of the community center room with the TV's and other activities. I am sure everyone had a wonderful time. So nice to spend time with Carrie and her friends.

    Safe travels to Ohio, Marsha:) I am sure you will be very busy getting everything ready for Christmas. Your dad and Kelly will be glad to have you home.

  6. Always nice to Enjoy those special times not only with family and friends but new friends as well.
    With the constant roller coaster of the weather conditions up by the Great Lakes we are wishing you Safe travels back home.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  7. What a wonderful Thanksgiving get together, safe travels back to Ohio, think we may check out Traders Village Flea Market in Houston on Sunday if you are near the area.

  8. Great idea to use the activity center. I think I remember last year's pictures where everyone was crammed into her apartment. Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves.

  9. That sure is a wonderful way to celebrate Thanksgiving! You and Paul fit right in with all those youngin's in the 'class' photo!! Congrats to Carrie for carrying on this very thoughtful tradition for all her friends who don't get home for Thanksgiving. I'm betting they really appreciate it.

  10. How wonderful for her to do that for her friends!! There is nothing worse than being alone on a special day such as Thanksgiving! I bet you guys had a blast :-)

  11. Looks like a fabulous group to share the holiday with. :)


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