Thanksgiving Portraits

This year we had Thanksgiving at my cousin's home just outside of DC. This was Chris & Kelly's first year hosting and they didn't shy away from the challenge, they served a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner to 17 people! The day was filled with busyness, at least for the ladies in attendance...most of the guys tended to the fire-pit and the tasty homemade wine that Chris' dad whips up every year from his own hobby vineyard. It was a beautiful day filled with laughter, sunshine, reconnecting, and a lot of teamwork to pull off a superb meal. I am already looking forward to Kelly's second Thanksgiving!

Our hostess with the mostess...

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Bob's hand-crafted wine at the fire-pit...

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These ladies are figuring-out how to end up by the fire-pit next year...

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Kelly putting the final touches on her magazine worthy spread...

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Charlotte slept through another Thanksgiving, maybe she'll make it to next year's dinner.

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Bob makes the most amazing crème brûlée, it is my new favorite tradition

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the only remedy for tight pants is football (HAIL TO THE REDSKINS, HAIL VICTORY)...

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