Boyfriend even said "It's like their big brother is home from college" I'm glad he was able to fit right in :)
Thanksgiving dinner was FABULOUS! My aunts, Grandma and mom prepared everything but us kids were the first to dig in. Notice the gigantic pile of mashed potatoes
The mashed potatoes had to feed all 17 of us and boy it did! They were almost all gone by the end of dinner.
Obviously, 17 of us couldn't fit around Grandma's table anymore so we kind of split up into three groups with most of the adults sitting at the table, a few people eating in front of the TV and then the kids and one aunt and uncle spread around the living room. All the cousins are really close in age so it was really fun catching up with them and getting to know my cousin's English boyfriend who had tried pumpkin pie for the first time the day before. We laughed so much throughout dinner. Man I miss my cousins!
The best part of the evening was just hanging out with my aunt who is battling cancer right now. She has such a great attitude and even though she wasn't feeling so hot she pushed through it and made it through the night anyway, she's so inspiring!
But my trip wasn't over yet, part two tomorrow !