Devon and 2 missionary kid buddies, Kyle and Andrew Vrooman left Titusville, FL about 6 a.m. and got to our house at 9:30 for a big breakfast. I'd been up very early baking, baking and then doing some more baking. There was turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes with marshmellows on top, cranberry sauce, "pink stuff", scallop potatoes, pumpkin pies and chocolate cake. The cake was Dawn's request because it was Thanksgiving AND we were celebrating her 18th birthday (finally).
Herb, Shirley, Alyssia (Dave & Rosie's daughter), Doug, Cindy and their 2 kids made 13 people. As we were serving up the food, David, Jr. (Dave's oldest son), showed up! He'd driven over from Miami unannounced, but very welcome! Then as we were just about finished, Caleb (Dave's youngest son) and his wife called asking if there was any food left and if they could come over. That made 16 people. There was plenty of food.
The house was full to overflowing. I told Dan at the end of the day that people just trickled in then trickled out all day long. It was interesting - when we went outside, we looked up and down the street and saw that most of the homes on our block had multiple cars out front like our home. There must have been a lot of turkey being eaten and a lot of family time going on!
Devon stayed for the weekend. We didn't see much of him since he kept really busy. He and Dawn helped us out on the Saturday after Thanksgiving when we had a garage sale. Once we got things going, they went down to Naples to fish and hang out. It was a tiring day, but we got rid of a lot stuff. Now we can actually walk in the garage.
Sunday Dawn had club volleyball tryouts (God has made it possible for her to do club volleyball again!) - she made the team. Devon left to go back to CIU Sunday as well.
What a long, full weekend! But at least they left us some turkey!