The guest list this year included:
My mom.....the matriarch, the saint, the chef, the master, the legend...(1)
My sister Anna and her family (4)
- Anna, Randy, Kaylee, Cooper
- Paige, Nick and Shelby
My friend Karen (1)
Anna and Randy's friend Andy (1)
My mom's cousin Sherri (1)
My sister Anna's in laws (3)
- Beverly, Bob and sister-in-law Lori
My Grandpas live in friend, Marion (or WaWa) (1)
That's 18 people total...... I know - it was crazy! BUT my mom, as I have said before, cooks for an army and we had plenty of food (fully equipped with leftovers for EVERYONE), plenty of laughs, and a spontaneous trip to Winstar.
We are known for notoriously drinking WAY too much at the compound on holidays. It happens every year. The first bottle of wine is popped and we are non-stop until dark...or thereafter. This year...after a few bottles of wine, some vodka/redbull and maybe a beer or two - we got in the car and drove to Winstar.
PSA - my brother in law nick doesn't drink so we had a safe driver.
Me, Bill, Karen, Paige and Nick loaded up about 9 and headed out for some turkey day gambling...... only Karen came home a winner....but it made for a good story and some good bonding time.
I didn't get nearly enough pictures at my mom's ... so these will have to do:
Mom's Cornbread dressing.... to.die.for
Sweet potatoes with marshmallows....another FAV
The only time I eat green beans
Paige doing a KICK ASS job of carving the turkey
Me and my honey
Pappy and Nick watching TV
Coop and Shelby
Bill......see the wine flows....
Mom and Karen
The Webb family
Pappy and Coop
Another one - outside :)
The kids...Kaylee, Cooper and Shelby
Homemade (from scratch) Cheesecake... I make it for Bill - I hate cheesecake but he loves it
The reason we made it to Winstar