Saturday, November 27, 2021

Thanksgiving in Fort Worth 2021

It was with grateful hearts that we gathered together in Fort Worth at Nita and Mike's to celebrate Thanksgiving! There were 21 of us altogether and we had the best time!

We three sisters!!

And here is Lonnie and behind Deanie is her granddaughter, Andie.
I knew she was growing up but it still came as a shock to realize that she is 18 years old now!!

I would like to announce that I arrived right on time - 11:00!!
To the minute!
However, I forgot the TWO batches of pumpkin muffins the kids and I made on Tuesday.
AND I forgot all the pretty fall paper napkins and dessert plates!
Seems I can't be on time AND remember to get everything.

This is the DEE-licious dip Charity made and we were scarfing it down like crazy!
It's diced cream cheese, chopped jalapeno, and crispy cooked bacon with seasoings and served warm.
I am SO making this for Christmas Eve.

It's always a celebration woth lots of good food!
Leah and Patrick outdid themselves this year!
Patrick made the smoked turkey breast and THE best green beans I have ever eaten!
Leah made the lemon carrots and the cranberry sauce/relish dish......
and she sent the recipes out to us for the veggie dishes if you are interested.
Trust me, they are not  your routine run-of-the-mill dishes but truly a pair of culinary delights!

Deanie has been making the dressing for years and years and Andie now makes it having watched her grandmother time after time. One day, she wrote it all down and can make it  exactly as Deanie did.
It's a good thing to write down the family recipes to keep for future generations.

These two handsome guys are Charlie's grandsons, Tyler and Nathan.
Tyler is who I had in mind when we made the pumpkin muffins that I forgot to bring!
He has always loved them and I meant to give him what ones were left after the meal.
 I was so disappointed I didn't bring them.

Leah and Trish.....
Nita's daughter and Deanie's daughter and two lovely ladies!
Trish was the one who helped Louis Dean get an appointment for his driver's license renewal.
Summer would have liked to be in this photo but Rayne had a bad rash and they decided it best not to come since they weren't sure what it was. 

Leah, her husband Patrick and his mother, Dee.

David and Charity with son Jordan in the background.
David is Charlie's son.

Jordan, Kim - Charlie's daughter, Bailey and her dad, David.

My handsome son, Benjamin!

Trish dearly loves her NeeNee!!

Andie, me and Trish.....

It was a wonderful day of fun, food and fellowship!

Charlie, grandson Nathan and son in law Alan.

I think I got a picture of everyone there and that is thanks to Nita and Leah for sharing their photos!

Nit and Mike make hosting a dinner for 21 look easy!
Some years that number has been double that and they STILL made it look easy!
Thank you, Nita and Mike!!!

I dropped Lillian's Christmas wreath off at the nursing home expecting her NOT to be there but she had decided not to go to her her granddaughter's after all. I told her we would be back next week to set up a Christmas tree for her.

The weather had turned chilly by the time we were heading home and I was so sleepy I could hardly stay I made myself comfy in the den and slept through that Cowboy/Chiefs game!!

It was a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Just a note....Our Internet is down at our house so I am over at Amber's to do this journal entry. I think it's a router problem and I'm not savvy about figuring anything like that out. I still have wifi on my phone but I will  have to be creative in keeping up my journal!


Hootin' Anni said...

Lovely family Linda!! A joyful, happy Thanksgiving day had by all. I enjoyed the slideshow of everyone.
I watched the game. I think the Cowboys were cheated by the referees...penalties shouldn't have been called several times.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so glad you had a nice big dinner with family! Hope you get back online so I can keep up with everything and feel like part of the family. Sweet hugs, Diane

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That was one wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. Hope the internet problems clear up soon. It is a bother and we are spoiled.

MadSnapper said...

i very much enjoyed every single family photo, I feel like I know each member of your family. you do a super great job with your family journal... our tv died and trapped the Dallas game on the DVR and bob got up on black friday to watch it and NO TV... we went to black friday and bought one but because it was a smart tv and we are not he did not get to watch the game until 3 pm on Friday and then he did lots of "TALKING" to the tv while it played. they are still his favorite team and have been since he was old enough to watch them

Vee said...

Everyone looks fantastic and happy! Twenty-one is quite a crowd. πŸ‚πŸ¦ƒπŸ‚When did Andie grow up to be such a lovely young woman? I did not take any photos at all. Now I am losing it.

Ginny Hartzler said...

You have such a beautiful family, and the photos turned out GREAT! Everyone looks so happy, and stuffed with beautiful and delicious food. What will you do about your router problem?

Suemn said...

Gosh, the food looks delicious. Any chance of you sharing the recipes that you received?

Susie said...

Linda, So good to see you with your sisters. I loved every picture. Your family is so loving. Blessings to all, xoxo,love you, Susie

Carole said...

Good luck with getting the internet sorted. I guess you've tried turning it off and waiting a minute and turning it on again??? Cheers

Bluebird49 said...

It's good seeing all your family again, and the food looked delish!! Everyone looks wonderful, and I'm so sorry Summer and Rayne couldn't be there with youall.
We didn't even have turkey, because we were alone - since Ed and Kristi moved to Alabama in April. Ed Sr. doesn't like turkey, so we had barbecue. It didn't seem much like Thanksgiving.πŸ’•