Thanksgiving Football!!!

There is nothing quite like a unique themed party which becomes an annual family tradition.  I can honestly say my favorite party of the year is hosted by our friends Dana, Sherman, and their children. What's not to love about a family football game held on Thanksgiving morning?!?! Plus there is the added bonus of friends, food, a bonfire, a signature cocktail, and dogs....LOTS of dogs. 

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We prep our Thanksgiving meal the night before to make sure we have time to make buttermilk pancakes with Vermont maple syrup for the hungry players.

Guests arrive to the lovely mountain home with a football field set up in the back field.  Players pick teams and the football players and the audience all join in for the National Anthem.

 Nothing like the National Anthem on a Thanksgiving morning

Nothing like the National Anthem on a Thanksgiving morning

 John and Sherm are the stars of the the National Anthem singing!!

John and Sherm are the stars of the the National Anthem singing!!

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 Some of the dogs like to play football.

Some of the dogs like to play football.

 Some dogs prefer to watch the line judges eat donuts.

Some dogs prefer to watch the line judges eat donuts.

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 Our amazing hostess Dana making her signature cocktails....."FANNIES"!

Our amazing hostess Dana making her signature cocktails....."FANNIES"!

 The bondfire crew, chatting and drinking fannies during the game.

The bondfire crew, chatting and drinking fannies during the game.

 Newest puppy in the neighborhood. 

Newest puppy in the neighborhood. 

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 The purpose of the new goal post was a little confusing to the canine team. 

The purpose of the new goal post was a little confusing to the canine team. 

 The St. Lawerence crew has a pow-wow.

The St. Lawerence crew has a pow-wow.

 And then a cocktail for good measure.

And then a cocktail for good measure.

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 Time out for a quick strategy meeting.

Time out for a quick strategy meeting.

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another fabulous Thanksgiving morning!!!