Here we are again – our monthly edition of “Where Bloggers Live”….. a small look into the lives of six bloggers from way different paths, backgrounds and physical locations. This month is our ‘Favorite Holiday at Home’. This one was a little difficult for me. I’ve lived through a gazillion holidays – but picking a favorite was a real challenge. I love Christmas, and I can say that’s my favorite holiday, but a favorite one???
Well, I’ve struggled with this one – and time is running out (I hate to be late with anything) – but I guess my favorite at home holiday has to be Thanksgiving 2019. All 4 of my kids were here and 6 of my 8 grandchildren.
Now, if that’s not a good looking bunch I don’t know what is!
I think most everyone had fun playing various games.
Some of us just rested…
And when it was dinner time, even with my big table we still had to bring out the card tables – but everyone had a seat. And I promise you there was not a paper plate to be found. It was the good china, silverware and glassware. Yes, it all had to be washed by hand – but I had plenty of dishwashers.
The food was plentiful and delicious (and no, I didn’t cook any of it but the daughter-in-laws & daughter who did cook did an outstanding job).
Somehow I didn’t get nearly as many pictures as I wish I had. It was definitely a crazy, busy time – there were 18 of us! I’d like to believe this event will happen again sometime in my future – it’ll be a wild ride if it does as now there are even more, with more grandkids married and a couple of little greats!
Be sure to check out my blogging buddies for their take on this month’s “Where Bloggers Live”
Daenel at Living Outside the Stacks
Bettye at Fashion Schlub
Em at Dust and Doghair
Leslie Roberts Clingan
Iris at Iris Originals Ramblings
Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style
So very late getting by. But this post is an absolute treasure. This…THIS is what the holidays, and especially Thanksgiving, are all about. Yay you to use the good stuff and not paper. Not sure what I am saving my ‘good’ silverware for. Don’t even have good china and that is probably a GOOD thing because it would be ‘saved’ too. Not sure for what? My own funeral? Love the photos of the family…great looking crew. And the little tables spread about at dinner, the gaming and the resting. Just precious memory-making in every moment. We are having what I… Read more »
Merry Christmas to you too. I’m so far behind on everything, including blogging. Wish I could get a photo of everyone – they all just live in too many places, too far away. I think they all had a pretty good time that Thanksgiving though. The “good” china and silverware were a ‘thing’ when I was young – plus my mother managed a jewelry store and back then that’s where they sold that stuff. Small town where everyone knew everyone, so wedding gifts were usually china and silver. My kids have grown up using it on holidays and special occasions… Read more »
Oh, what a great day! Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family.
And I LOVE playing games with family at holidays. I love playing games ANYTIME but I can rarely wrangle anyone into playing with me.
The table looks beautiful. I do love a holiday table.
Thanks Bettye – it WAS a great day. The kids all seemed to have a good time too. I, too, love a holiday table.
How wonderful to have so many of your family together for this very special holiday! It was also nice to see pics of your family members AND that gorgeous China set!
Thanks Debbie. I do love that china – it was my grandmother’s so extra special to me. I didn’t get as many photos as I’d have liked, but do have a few. It was great to have so many here.
I love that you used the real china and such!! We have it so we might as well use it, right??
Oh absolutely. I’ve always used mine for special occasions – Thanksgiving & Christmas included. Didn’t matter whether there were 2 or 20 of us. My kids and grandkids would have been appalled if I hadn’t. My grandmother always said, “If it’s too good for me to use, it’s too good for me to have it.”. The sterling flatware was used daily (I’m not that brave – but it comes out with the good china).