We started out on Thanksgiving afternoon, everyone arriving from various parts of the East Coast. Ben’s family only gets together once a year, so it’s a looked-forward to time.
Here are some pictures of the weekend together.
The Thanksgiving meal:
just because it’s at a camp doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty. :)
The Deep South: where sweet tea abounds. :)
Ben and I made this Festive Autumn Salad ~
I love the English cucumber serving as a bowl.
Cute kids were in abundance. :)
During the day, the weather was lovely for hiking and fisbee football.
In the evening and when it got chilly it was a bit challenging to keep the smaller grandkids occupied – without them roaring around. :) We made play dough for all of the little ones and that was a great quiet diversion!
My sister-in-law threw a surprise party for the November birthdays one night!
And she made a Red Velvet Cheesecake that rivaled the Cheesecake Factory itself!
And, it was one of the prettiest cakes I’ve ever seen.
We snapped a few family pictures before everyone headed out.
Ben’s mother and aunt.
Ben’s dad and sister Beth.
… with Grandpa and Grandma.
The Five Lovely Sisters.
The Four Brothers, and the Father.
The Whole Family. :)
And that concludes Thanksgiving, Twenty-Thirteen!