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Yesterday was great...everything went well, despite a last-minute cancellation from one family which brought our total down by 3 but ensured more turkey leftovers all around. The food was fantastic, from the main courses all the way through to 2 perfect pumpkin pies and an out-of-this world chocolate cake with candied cranberries on top. This year, people left at a fairly early-ish reasonable hour, which just meant that we were able to get the majority of the clean-up done before we went to bed last night.

Karin took photos of the tables: we had 2 set up, one for the adults and one for the kids. Our house is a party palace!

And I took a photo of my stylish children, who dressed up for the occasion! (apologies for the blurriness, I had the wrong camera setting on apparently, but you get the idea). Karin got lots of compliments and shocked exclamations at her dress, which pleased her immensel :)

And we remembered at nearly the last minute to get the group shot. I had meant to do it before dinner, but of course, in the hustle and bustle of greeting everyone and heating things up and getting things to the table, it was forgotten. But here we are all, including both London & Chelsea :)

We all slept in the morning, then got up and Anders took down the tables & chairs and returned them to the rental place. I washed wine glasses and made the cranberry pistachio bark cookies which are cooling on the porch. All I have left to do today is package up the cookies and eat leftovers! Is there a better way to spend a Sunday after a party? I don't think so ;)
mood: full
music: Jedi Mind Tricks—I Against I


Great photos! I especially love that of your "stylish kids!" Wow!

Sounds like a wonderful after party Sunday. I don't think I've ever had cranberry pistachio bark cookies, but they sound yummm!

The bark is super simple and SO yummy!

I always like table-setting photos. Cool! Sounds like loads of fun.

Karin actually took what would have amounted to a whole ROLL of table-setting photos :) I should have deputized her to take photos of the food and the guests all night as well!

Yum, leftovers.
Your kids look great.
And it's so good you remembered the group shot. We didn't do that at either of the Thanksgivings. Drat.

Turkey sandwiches, YES!

From Megsie

Your house looks fantastic! Of course, I was looking at all the bookshelves. You are so lucky! Your tables look gorgeous and so do your kids...they even dressed to complement each other! It looks like a marvelous time was had by all! xoxo

Re: From Megsie

But you see how FULL the bookshelves are, right? You can UNDERSTAND why I might need another one? :D

woohoo, dressman and dressgirl! :)
though M looks photoshopped, ha ha...

he's not photoshopped at all (well, okay, a little sharpening to try to improve the blurriness, but that was all, I swear!)


It all looks great, and your book shelves look intriguing ;-). Hope you had time to decompress a little yesterday before swinging back into action today!


I have a lovely library! :)

Wow, that's a crowd, even if you were down three people! The kids look great, Karin looks so grown up. I'm glad you got the shot of her in the dress so we all could see it with our own eyes!


What a lovely group and everything looks perfect in the room. I hope you get a better photo next week-end of my dressed-up Grandkids! They look great- but one that is not blurry would be greatly appreciated! :0 I'm thinking that Karin looks so pretty in that dress that maybe Santa will bring her another one! Love, Lizardmom

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