I only managed to snap two pictures during Thanksgiving dinner. Mostly because I was too busy filling my face.
Vegetarians - look away!
Don't say I didn't warn you.
This is only a portion of the carnage that two turkeys, one ham, numerous side dishes and 22 guests wrought this past weekend at my parents' home.
After the feast was suitably dished up, many of us migrated outside to get a bit of fresh air to aid our digestion. We rarely have small holiday meals at my parents' house, and this Thanksgiving was no exception. My friends' kids ran around in the yard and lounged by the fire. People were telling old stories, laughing and pointing out the constellations.
Before the meal, my 98 year old grandfather said grace. Although I don't pray to the same gods, the sentiment was exactly what I would have said.
"Thank you for food and family, blessings and protection. We remember those who have gone before, and are grateful for those who have gathered with us."