We're hosting Thanksgiving this year, and as we sat down to plan out the logistics, we realized one thing: our own little nuclear family just barely fits at our dining room table. Even our small Thanksgiving gathering of 9 people would require some creativity-- or a new table. We opted for a little of each: a new table (thanks, Ikea!) that will expand according to company, and some painted old chairs. A few coats of pale robin's egg blue and butternut is enough to put a smile on anyone's face, messy little Lily included.
I did choke back a little bit of sorrow in seeing our old table go. So many precious meals shared, relationships nurtured, games played, first foods eaten. But here's to a new beginning, a table with room to grow, and a Thanksgiving gathering to kick it all off.