Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope that everyone has a wonderful day filled with family, friends and the Lord, and that we all take time to thank Him for the unbelievable blessings in our lives.

I am so excited to head up to Columbus later on today to go spend the holidays with my family. We also had some early Thanksgiving celebrations here in Lexington. On Monday our office had a Thanksgiving luncheon where we all brought side dishes and deserts and our company bought us turkey and ham and we feasted. Then, on Monday night we did the exact same thing with our LCA high school students. It was so much fun!

We had dinner at Maddie, an LCA girl's house and her and her mom made turkey (and rolls and a great potato dish). We asked the students to come and bring a side or a desert and we would all have a Thanksgiving dinner together. (We did this instead of having our regular YL club because LCA gets off for the whole week of Thanksgiving - how lucky are they!) It was such a huge success!

First of all, Maddie, her sister and some friends set up seating for everyone. They put out tables, chairs, and even decorated the tables with center pieces. You can see the pics below - I was so impressed!

Then, miraculously, everyone brought a different dish - no one duplicated. So we had turkey, sweet potato casserole, green been casserole, corn pudding, mac and cheese, cheesy potatoes. and rolls. It was all delicious. Then we had eclaire cake, two kinds of pies and brownies for desert. It was so tasty and everyone had a great time. Check out the spread:

Derek carved the turkey - he has never done this before, but he did such a great job.

Here are some pics of folks enjoying the meal.

It was a great time of fellowship and great food. I think we are going to have to make it a tradition.

I love Thanksgiving food and cannot wait for my third Thanksgiving dinner of the week at my parent's house tomorrow. Not to sound corny or cliche but we really do have so much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!


Adventures of a CrAzY LaDy! said...

HOW fun! What a great idea! I am so thankful for the Warnick family AND LCA Young Life...I only wish I could've been there! What a blessing you guys are in my life!

Carly said...

O.K. it's final. Next year we need to have a Young Life Thanksgiving! I'll do the turkey at my house and we can have a potluck. We did this every year in college and I miss it so much! Hope you have a great day!