Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving at the Animal House

My day was great.

I sat down and figured out how many relatives we have and in our immediate family there are 93 people!

Not all of them came to my house today!

There was much too much to eat and lots of love.

I was an orphan of spirit growing up.

Marrying Tom gave me enough family to fill the hollow spots.

We are a loud and loving bunch.

Caitlin and I , all sepia

Laughter around the table

Caitlin, who climbed on every roof, all trees and most door jambs, looked concerned & asked, "should Seth be in that tree?"

More babies on the way...we breed like rabbits!

we are indiscreet (and in the street)

My yard was in sad need of some little running feet.

Yeah, we also ate way too much!

Wishing all of you smooth digestion and warm sleep tonight,

Marti

16 comments:

toonguykc said...

"I was an orphan of spirit growing up.

Marrying Tom gave me enough family to fill the hollow spots."

That was so nicely put!

xxx
Russ

nay0114 said...

LOL you all sound like my family. Actually I just think it's a Texas thing. Glad the day went well and everyone was happy.
Take care, Chrissie

adlessor said...

You are blessed having such a large and close family.     Dawn

sdoscher458 said...

Large families are nice.  When I was younger our family was more nuclear now they are spread out over the darn US...so we do not get together too often. Your photos are cute...love, Sandi

makemarc said...

Ahh, Marti's house! The perfect blend of brood and brewed, and no one's ever bored!

karebear4x4 said...

Happy you had a blessed day, full of love, laughter and memories!~kbear

inafrnz247 said...

Wonderful entry!  Thanks for sharing the memories, pictures and smiles!  So glad you and your family enjoyed such a fabulous day!

Michelle

princesssaurora said...

Wow... looked like an awesome day!!!!  Full of love and family!  Yay!

be well,
Dawn
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lsfp1960 said...

Looks fun...lots of food and family. The perfect recipe for a great day.   Linda in Washington state

gazker said...

No pictures of anyone sleeping after the event then? Looks like you had a great day...... Gaz xxx

ukgal36 said...

Looks like a great day!
Lyn

plieck30 said...

Looks like a wonderful day and I'm so glad for you. Paula

bhbner2him said...

Well, whatever immediate means.  I quit trying to count up hubby's clan a long time ago.  Glad ya'll had a happy day.  -  Barbara

jmorancoyle said...

    A very happy Thanksgiving and long weekend away from school. You guys look like you enjoyed your holiday. Good work, Mom.
Jude
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mztishgray0726 said...

It sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving.  I am very happy for you.  Hugs.  Tish G.

bgilmore725 said...

Thanks for sharing your family again... you look content, happy... no denying the love in your family. I haven't even tried counting the relatives in our immediate families.... so you counted grandparents, great grandparents on both sides of your family, and aunts and uncles? Yours could start small village to be sure! love bea

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