We had a great time last week with our good friends from Charlotte. It had been a long time since we had visited with them and it was SOOO nice to be together for the holiday. The kids played together very well and we all kept busy with fun activities and lots of food. They only stayed for a night (I wish it was longer!), but we hope to do it again soon!!!
I brined and roasted a 12lb turkey and Patrick smoked a 5lb turkey breast. Though mine looks pretty (and tasted great) Patrick's turkey was excellent. Joy brought some sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, pecan pie and a few other tastey treats. I made the stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls and a pumpkin pie. All of it was very good and we ate until we couldn't eat anymore. The boys played croquet in the back yard and at one point had all 6 of the kids outside so Joy and I could have some peace and quiet. It didn't last long, but it was still nice nonetheless.
The girls played really well together. Sarah and Grace loved all the toys and Mallory shared very well. We had a toe-nail painting party in the basement later in the evening while Nate, Patrick, Peter and Alex played darts. The adults played games after the kids went into bed, though sleep didn't come for the kids until at least 10:30. On Friday, we introduced the T's to our gym that we take the kids to. Oh, their kids had a BALL. It was a great way to wear them out before their trip home. Let's do it again!
And if any of our other out-of-town friends want to come visit, the invitation is open!