Nov 23, 2007

Thanksgiving at the Maycock's 2007

This year's guests. Isn't Babs beautiful in this photo? I love her smile and those bright eyes!

Babs and I hosted our annual Thanksgiving feast this year. We had one very long table, 19 guests, and lots and lots of delicious food as always, including three pumpkin pies, two apple pies, and one cherry pie--all homemade by Bev, Mai, and myself.

I thought it all came together pretty well. The food was ready on time, and within 45 minutes of the arrival of the first guests, we were sitting down to eat. I feel like we get better at the logistics of this every year. Unfortunately Babs has been sick for the past few days, but she managed to make it through the evening okay.

Our Guest List:

Judith, our 5-7 Homeroom teacher; Jessica, our ESL teacher; and Riki, our pre-school student missionary.

Bev, a dear friend who works at the SDA Dental Clinic, and her friend Greg.

Ken, director the SDA dental clinic with two of our students.

Joeie a preschool teacher and all-around indispensable staff member; and Tito , one of my former students.

Shoshana & Chad--friends visiting from Guam

Ken with his wife Crystal, also a dentist at the SDA Dental Clinic

Carol, parent of several of our students and one of Bab's closest friends, and Mai, our 3/4 grade teacher.

Eva, our Grade 1/2 teacher and Veronyka, our kindergarten teacher bring the green bean casserole.

Beth and Matt--friends visiting from Guam

The Table

The Turkey

Ken orchestrates the passing of the plates.


Brit's Blog said...

Awww....looks like a beautiful day! Everyone looks great. I'm definately thankful for my good friends in Saipan.

and Babs is BEAUTIFUL ;)

Vero in Saipan said...

It was AMAZING! Thanks again for everything! I truly enjoyed myself and felt like i was around family!

Mr. Graves said...

Sounds great. I missed your apple pie this Thanksgiving. Maybe I'll have to bust out your old recipe and make my own. I'm thankful for you!

Whimsy Peddler said...

Good eats Maycock. Leftovers were pretty good too! Thanks!

Bev said...

thanks for hosting the turkey dinner=) We had such a great time and the food was amazing!!=)