Okay, back to the story. :)
The meal was prepared, cooked or baked, and set out on the table. My dad gave thanks to the Lord for not only the food, but family, and health, as well. Mealtime for our gang is always a talkative time, with laughter all around. We share family jokes about the rolls and butter (sorry if you're not family!). Mealtime is special.
There were a lot of leftovers this year! We always worry about making enough food, but there's always too much. Why is that, I wonder? What a blessing, though, to have leftovers to share! We usually share all the food among ourselves, making sure my bachelor brother has a good portion to take home.
Different people help each year to clean up. My dad chipped in with rinsing some dishes and loading the dishwasher.
What invariably happens after mealtime? You guessed it:
Our family warns you that you're fair game if you fall asleep! We photographers have turned it into an art form, especially when we're on vacation. Post-mealtime on Thanksgiving works just as well, too! Happy naptime!
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captured by Christine Anne