Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I’m THANKful for Thanksgiving Traditions!

It’s Day 7 of the Plenty To Be Thankful For Blog Challenge & Swap.

Manic Mother

Today’s topic is our favorite Thanksgiving Traditions.

Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday of mine because it’s all about family getting together and sharing the love. It’s isn’t about presents and more about presence. With as fast paced as life can be, it’s nice to spend this special holiday together around the table talking about life and catching up with one another.

For as long as I can remember, we’ve gone to my aunt and uncle’s house where the entire family is gathered. The table has changed throughout the years. I remember when my grandparents were still alive and led us in grace before enjoying our delicious feast. Back in those days, I still sat at the kids table with my cousins.

Thanksgiving table - 2008, 2009, 2010

Now, we’re all grown up, my grandparents have passed on and many of my older cousins have kids of their own. My uncle is now the one that says a special prayer before we eat. I also cannot remember a Thanksgiving where less than 15 people have been at the table and wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s also important to me that Geof is a part of everything and my family loves him like one of their own.

My aunt is also pretty amazing. She prepares the meal every year for the entire family and manages to get everything on the table hot and fresh. She’s one of the special people that will always make room for one more and ensure that no one leaves her home hungry.

I consider myself pretty lucky to have a great family to go “home” to every Thanksgiving. I wish and hope that you all have a Happy Thanksgiving and that you’re able to spend it with all the loved ones in your life.


MCW said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! I was thinking about how over the years the ones sitting at the tables change...high chairs to toddlers to little kids running around, to awkward teens to adults. Then is starts all over again. An amazing thing about families.

Lindsey said...

I love looking at the table change through the years, neat! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great family tradition. Have a happy Thanksgiving! And Revolution House was very nice - you should try it. :)

Sarah said...

sounds great! I hope one day I can be that person who makes the dinner.

Caroline said...

Your family's Thanksgiving sounds wonderful. And the tables have been gorgeous!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

This is such a great post. I love your line about presence - very true. And I also remember reading about your amazing Thanksgiving traditions last year. From what I remember, you're aunt is a talented lady!

I hope you all have the most amazing Thanksgiving! ♥

Carly said...

thanks for sharing all those amazing memories..I also feel so lucky to be with both my husbands and my own family on this special day...lots to be thankful for.
Whishing you and yours a wonderful day!

Kattrina said...

That sounds wonderful! I always wanted to be able to go home-home for Thanksgiving but my family is too spread out and not everyone can get the entire weekend off. So, instead we try for Christmas but it's still not everyone - just a small few. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!!!

Nantucket Daffodil said...

I agree. Tradition is what it's all about. Enjoy your family.

mic said...

your tables look lovely!

Sandy a la Mode said...

wow! that's crazy your aunt prepares all the meals!!! happy thanksgiving!!

Courtney said...

your table looks so pretty!
Thanks for linking up with us!