And without a dishwasher? Puh-leeze.
But every year since Marc and I have been together we've had two huge Thanksgiving meals - usually on the same day as we've had to do double duty with our families both being in the same place. It felt weird not to be making plans with our families as to who's going where first and who's bringing what to where.
We were so grateful that our new "family" here make this Thanksgiving so special for us. They adopted us right in and we had a great time being with them all.
We had three Thanksgiving feasts this year. The first was with our church - a huge potluck where everyone brought a little (or a lot) and we all shared and ate together. It was great to have everyone stay around and just chat together.
Then we had a home group Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Eve. They had all the main dishes and even kimchi for the Korean ladies who can't be without. Tim and Young Chao opened up their home since they would be out of San Francisco for Thanksgiving day.
Then there was Jeff and Kathy Locke's "Orphan/Exile" Thanksgiving. This was for a group of us who don't have family close and/or are from another country and don't usually celebrate Thanksgiving. It was fun playing games together and introducing our strange American holiday customs to foreigners. Thank you, Jeff and Kathy, for going to so much work for us. It was so good to be with people. Good times.
Here are some pictures. I didn't take many on Thanksgiving day because I forgot.