Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Lot of Starlings

This past Sunday, we were able to celebrate Thanksgiving with Phillip's family. This was the first time that we had been with them at Thanksgiving since 1999 and the first time in 2 years that all of the siblings had been together at one time. I am not going to take the time to name them all, but I am sure that you can spot the four brothers and the one and only sister (she is in the middle in the navy sweater) and I am standing by the mother of them all. And to think this is not all of the grandkids, there is about a handful that were not there and several great grandkids that were unable to be there as well. Talk about alot of Starlings.

Every Thanksgiving after everyone eats and before anyone leaves, Phillip's mom suckers someone into putting the tree up and then she lets the grandchildren decorate it. I wished that I had taken a picture of the tree being put up, because it was a sight to see. Of course with all trees, the branches had to be adjusted and there was several lights that did not want to work properly, I think at one time there were about five people trying to get the lights to work. But in the end the Tree was complete, maybe a little bottom heavy because that was the area of the tree that the little ones could reach with ease, but like I told Phillip's mom that will move up with time. As for Thanksgiving day, Phillip and I are planning on my dad, sister and her family to join us on Thanksgiving day at our house. So to all my fellow bloggers, freinds and family, I hope you have a joyful and blessed Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!


Dana said...

Wow. That's a lot of Starlings! Since Todd and I each have only one sibling, I can only imagine what it would be like to have a big family like that!

Emma's Mommy said...

Sounds like you are already well on your way to a wonderful day tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your turkey!