26 November 2008

It's an annual thing

This year's Thanksgiving Guest List (you can see last year's here):
  • My parents
  • Laura, Mike, Simon, Elliot (29 year old sister plus husband plus kids, ages 5 and 2)
  • James (16 year old brother)
  • Daniel (11 year old brother)
  • Duncan & Kate (24 year old brother plus live-in girlfriend)
  • Kate's parents
  • Mary & Lucas (my sister's friend and her son, I believe age 7)
  • Krishna & family (my adorable coworker, plus her husband Eddie, daughter Jasmin (14), stepson Jayden (7)
  • Ben (uncle with rage problem, but if he passes out we can use his hot tub)
  • Brian (uncle who will spend the whole night awkwardly and painfully trying to make small talk with his father)
  • Jonathan (crazy uncle)
  • Rebecca, Hector, Elijah, Caleb, Camille (aunt plus live-in boyfriend/common law husband plus their three children, ages 9, 5 and 1 1/2)
  • Rosa (Hector's Spanish speaking mother)
  • Liz, Julia, Nicole (mom's cousin who has replaced alcohol with Jesus, plus her teenaged daughters, plus, since Nicole goes to UCSC now, possibly her roommate too)
  • Michael and Lisa (mom's cousin who has the biggest head I've ever seen, plus his much older and very unattractive barhag wife who likes to talk about real estate. A lot)
  • Scott, Orn and Dillon (mom's cousin who is INSANE, plus his mail order Thai bride [not kidding] who is 22 years his junior, and their son (3), who is generally sedated with cough syrup and exposed to very. bad. parenting.)
  • David, Kerri, Rachel, Josh (mom's fundamentalist Christian cousin, second wife Kerri, teenage step children Rachel and Josh. My second cousins coming from this family may include: Kristin, Jillian, Jesse, Ryan. If Jillian comes I assume it will be with her new husband. If Kristin comes it will likely be with her boyfriend)
  • Grandpa (He'll yell at everyone)
Possible attendees include:
  • Randy (crazy uncle who has replaced alcohol with Jesus and steels other people's recycling in the middle of the night for a living. His wife rather tragically died of lung cancer earlier this fall)
  • Any number of Hector's daughters from first two marriages, plus their children.
  • Any friends, boyfriends, girlfriends or family that any of the above feel like inviting along

10 comments:

  1. I love a big thanksgiving and if it includes found family -- even better.

    Last year we rented a small house in Santa Cruz and had just my parents and the three daughters -- we didn't invite my brothers...haha; it's a long story.

    This year we are all about to hit the road for Las Vegas where my little sister is hosting her first turkey day -- and the guest list has grown to over 20 .... it should be interesting since she only buys furniture in WHITE and she will have a house full of kids and people who she cannot control.

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  2. You're not supposed to REPLACE alcohol with Jesus, you're supposed to COMBINE them.

    It makes the holiday much more enjoyable, which I hope yours is.

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  3. wow!!! this sounds like so much fun....and great blog fodder!

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  4. that list is awesome. there are like fourteen novels in that list!

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  5. omg...this is amazing...set up a sting operation with microphones & video cameras because i feel like there could be some super awkward moments

    I hate real estate

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  6. Oh, I am so jelous! I love crazy thanksgivings that make you thankful that you all only have to get together once a year! Have fun!

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