Did everyone survive Thanksgiving? I just barely did. There was so many people at my house! I didn't realize we knew that many folks. I'll start with the guest list. Besides myself, Mother, and my sisters there was: Samantha Parker (Liz's BFF), Jess and her dad; JJ, her parents, older sister Jamie, and younger brother Jack; cousin Molly and her parents; cousin Rebecca, her parents, and sisters: Lila, Hannah, Bethany, and Dilly. It was amazing we had enough food! But we did and still plenty of leftovers, which are the best part!
As soon as everyone arrived the line for food started. Molly kept trying to pull Sam's hair. It was hilarious!
"Like marshmallows!" Kit says. "You can't have sweet potatoes without marshmallows."
JJ and I agreed with her, but Jess said the marshmallows made them too sweet and she preferred sweet potato pancakes.
"I want to propose a toast," she says. "To family and friends."
We all stopped eating for a moment and held up our glasses to humor her. But we all really just wanted to eat.
Molly got a little to many sweets in her.Yes, that's Morgan and Annie still fighting in the background. They really do love each other.
After all the food was eaten, I didn't feel much like doing anything. That's when I noticed Rebecca sitting all my herself. It really was the last thing I wanted to do, but I went over and sat down next to her.
"What're you drinking?" I ask.
"Tea. Are the parties always this loud?"
"Oh," Rebecca says. She sounded so sad; I had no choice but to ask if she was alright.
"I miss Mac," she says, talking about our other cousin who still lives in New York. "I really wish her family was a hundred percent certain they are moving here."
I just nodded. I have never met Mac. And honestly I'm kind of tired of all these cousins moving here. But I could empathize with missing a best friend. "I'm sure she can come visit even if she doesn't move here," I says.
The rest of my cousins showed up. Jess didn't seem to happy about all the noise. But I was glad of it and especially glad for Molly to make Rebecca feel welcome.
And that's most of the drama of my Thanksgiving. I'll get into having to take family pictures another time. Right now I'm exhausted all over again.