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around out kitchen table that was fully extended… all 13 of us! We sat and ate way too much home cooked food and it was delicious. The table was a little toasty because I had way to many decorative candles on display but it was beautiful and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect Thanksgiving. This was our first Thanksgiving in our new home and both of our families came to us this year!! What a treat!! Not only did they come for dinner but my whole family spent the night last night! It was a James family sleepover and I loved it. We did Thanksgiving a day early so that Emily and Joe could drive to PA to see his family for their big celebration today.

As we finished eating and we were about to migrate to the living room, Momma started the tear-fest. She started sharing what she was thankful for and then before we knew it, Emy and I were in tears…. we’re such girls. The truth is, I wish we vocalized what we were thankful for more often because there is so much in life that we take for granted. I shared that I’m so thankful for a family that really, truly enjoys being together. If I have a free weekend, besides getting away with my husband, I would definitely choose to spend it with my family. They mean so much to me and I’m so grateful for our time together this year!!!! Here are a few pictures of both of my families! :) And let it be known that I did NOT plan all of the teal! I PROMISE! It just happened! I’m dead serious! 

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  1. Kristina W. reply

    Happy Thanksgiving! How fun to be able to host everyone all at once!

  2. Kristina Wall reply

    Bokeh looks so happy. Happy thanksgiving!
    Ps…how funny to have two “Kristina W”s viewing the page today. Pretty rare spelling.

  3. Erin Schrad reply

    KAtelyn, Did you script everyone’s wardrobe?? You all are so coordinated it can’t be just dumb luck!

  4. I feel | Virginia Wedding Photographer | Katelyn James Photography reply

    […] Of course I had to blog it! I may not have contributed very much to the MEAL…. but hey, the house was beautiful! :) I DID make broccoli casserole with supervision though and that is a BIG step for me. I’m not the chef of the family… that’s my sister’s role these days. My strengths are more on the artsy side and so naturally, I wanted the table to look like for the holiday! So enjoy some images of our decor and I can’t WAIT to share some Christmas decor with you all in a week or so!! Enjoy! oh and Ps. This is going to sound ridiculous but there were some pictures that I loved from Thanksgiving with our families that I didn’t post last week on my “Thanksgiving 2013″ post and so I added them! So if you’re bored and want to see some new pics, there are some new images here!  […]

  5. Emily reply

    The picture of your grandparents is priceless! What an awesome capture.

  6. Katie reynolds reply

    Buoy has the same sweater and wore it on thanksgiving! love it!

  7. Shelley Hohe reply

    Love the photos of the grandparents…makes me miss all mine! I have one left…my Grandma who is 97. Enjoy them while you can!! Definitely looks like a blessed Thanksgiving!!

  8. ashley link reply

    i love how everyone is color coordinated with your house! you have such a cute family! i’m glad i’m not the only not allowed to help in the kitchen haha. hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving! :)

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