I have sadly realized that, unless we live somewhere near family, I will spend the the next three or probably four decades hosting Thanksgiving dinner. That was a little disheartening to realize, but I suppose I'm the one who decided to birth enough children that it practically requires a whole extra turkey just to feed us. Hosting pretty much comes with the territory if we ever want to eat dinner with anyone other than just ourselves.
I've hosted Thanksgivings overseas long enough to realize that the Thanksgivings of my youth - a day spent cooking with family, lazing around and watching movies afterward - are not the Thanksgivings of my adulthood. It turns out that most holidays are a lot better when someone else (the adults) is doing all the hard work. I like being an adult almost all of the time, but sometimes being a child really is a better gig.
We did have a nice Thanksgiving, even if there weren't any sailboats in our day. We had two families over and had an enjoyable dinner together. The children mostly ate their food and then played nicely together so the adults could enjoy talking together. We had plenty of tasty food to enjoy with our good company and much to be grateful for. I didn't get around to taking pictures of our guests because we got too busy eating and having a good time together.