I call it our village, as there are truly enough people to populate a small village! A dear friend of mine wrote this in an email to me the following day:
Thank you so much for including us in your Village Thanksgiving! We both had a great time and felt most welcome. I was thinking, on our way home, that the ease and grace with which the whole thing came off was quite a tribute to all who participated. Tiff and Mike made it look easy. Is it the village that stands with them? I believe your family is super hyped with the Gracious Host Gene along with the Fabulous Cook Gene. I can see why you and your mom were so into the winery where those gifts and talents could be shared with the larger world. And...the children, surrounded by The Village of Love are blessed as all children deserve to be. It was heart-warming to observe the loving interactions. Mmmm.
I liked that idea: The Village of Love. Makes me feel all warm & cozy inside.
So here is a glimpse into our Thanksgiving Village of Love....