This year we spent Christmas Day at Grandma Bontrager's house with many of our wonderful relatives.
Even with some missing, there were almost 50 of us- what a party! We ate in Grandma's garage. In case you care to know, the menu was turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, noodles, dressing, salad, bread, banana pudding, and pie.
The food was served buffet style.
There was plenty of conversation to go with the food.
The children's table.
Taylor, Logan, and Jarret
Rhoda and me
little girlies- Brooklyn, Elizabeth, Annika, and Rebecca
I believe Mitchell was contemplating the wisdom of three slices of pie.:)
There was plenty of pie, with lots of different kinds to choose from. Grandma makes good pecan pie, her custard is amazing, you gotta try her pumpkin.....and on and on.:)
The afternoon of Christmas Day at Grandma's is for relaxing.
There were games:
Some of us talked alot- some of us live far apart and this is a chance to catch up with each other's lives!
Hannah, yours truly, Naomi, Mary, and Rhoda
Siblings: Hannah, Naomi, Micah, Dorcas, and Rhoda. And no, that is not in age order.:)
Chels and Brooklyn
Mother with little Josiah- he's at such a fun stage, and he has the cutest had of blond hair!
Some of the younger boys have a tradition of playing football- in Grandma's basement.:)
A few of us seemed to be a little behind on sleep.:)
Eli, Leah, Danelle, Brooklyn, and Rebecca
In the evening we enjoyed a tremendously yummy spread of all sorts of appetizers.