Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

The Thanksgiving fun started on Wednesday night when my brother John arrived from Elim to visit for the weekend. Harold is beyond excited to have Uncle John around. Having a guest really makes it feel like a holiday. We're very glad he could make it.

At 2:00 on Thanksgiving Day we met with many of the teachers at the Crockett's home for dinner. It was an all around fantastic time, good food, good company, good conversation.

At 5:00 we went to the school gym for the community wide feast. Over half of the folks in town showed up to enjoy turkey, ham, reindeer stew and salads.

Earlier in the day a few volunteers spent hours and hours preparing the food for the feast. Can you imagine preparing to feed 150 - 200 people? Makes your guest list of 20 people seem like a breeze doesn't it? The people in the photos below are working on the soup and salads. Meanwhile the turkeys and hams were distributed to households throughout the community who cooked them up and brought them to the feast.

When we got home, Harold was a bit upset and demanded that we go to another feast. We convinced him two was enough for one day.

I know it seems crazy but I have a pumpkin pie in the oven right now. We ate so much today that we just couldn't fit in any pie. So, I decided we'll just eat pie tomorrow for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Let the feeding frenzy continue.

Quote of the day: "I'm thankful for Thanksgiving" --Harold Rudstrom


1 comment:

Nancy M. said...

So cute! I like his quote! Sounds like y'all had a lot of fun, glad you were able to have family over.