I have finally uploaded my photos and am excited to show you a few snippets from our Thanksgiving weekend. I'm calling this part 1 because we actually spent part of the weekend at the cottage with my parents and family, and part of the time at Matt's parents' home.
It was a gorgeous weekend with unseasonably warm weather and even better company. My family is large (I have 8 siblings, plus tons of aunts/uncles/cousins/etc). Thirty-three of us gathered together for dinner to celebrate thanksgiving (slightly bigger than last year). A few of them were friends of Matt and I whose families are far away, and we were thrilled they could join us. It is always an open-door-the-more-the-merrier mentality with both of our families, which I love.
Here's some photos of the big day.
(I've included some shots of the decor, the dinner, and the cottage itself).
Sunshine, simple decor, delicious home-cooked farm fresh food, and friends and family. Anyway, I'll just let the pictures do the talking.
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As you can see, the cottage is quite a peaceful retreat from the city. And only an hour drive!
It can accommodate a lot of people. I didn't snap pics of the bedrooms and bunk rooms, but one day I will and I'll do a post on how to fit a ton of beds in a tiny cottage. Here are some of those people snacking/cooking/chatting.
And you can buy the best veggies up there.
Three colours of cauliflower!
More random shots...
Benjamin is already a Leafs fan, of course.
Here's the odd but awesome table arrangement we configured so we could have all 33 people enjoying the meal together. I loved it.
And a few more shots of the food. What's Thanksgiving without food, after all.
Our family has a tradition of going around the table and taking turns reflecting on things that we are thankful for. I felt like I had a lot to say this year. I'm a lucky girl.
Happy belated Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians!