Thursday, November 11, 2010

How will I spend my Thanksgiving? Let's see...

I look forward to Thanksgiving every year, not only because it's a time for the whole family to get together, but because we also celebrate my birthday! Yep, my Bday is November 28th, but we always have my "party" on Thanksgiving. What more could a girl ask for? I'm getting a HUGE spread of delicious food made by the best cook in the world, my Grandma! And after dinner, well, forget about just getting a little Birthday cake, I get cake, Pumpkin pie, Apple pie, Ho Ho Cake, cookies, and tons of different cookies and sweets to eat : )

Of course, aside from that, my little sisters, cousins and I always break out the old home videos, which we'll watch for hours, laughing until we cry ( well, usually thats just me, crying so hard from laughing at the crazy clothes and hairdo's I used to have!) Years ago, when we were all younger, everyone got together at least once or twice a month for birthday parties, Graduations, etc. Now, my cousins are away at college, so there's hardly a time when we are ALL in one place at the same time. Watching those movies gets us all sentimental and it really does bring us closer, even the boys!

Killer making his Black Friday shopping list!
Well then it's onto the next tradition, which is taking out the Black Friday ads, and making my lists and checking them twice, three times, four times, .... yes, I will go back and forth until I"ve got the MEGA BLACK FRIDAY GAME PLAN worked out! Again, years ago, the kids would start making their Christmas lists, now it's my OWN kids making their lists! ( Even the cat got into it one year!)

10 year Anniversay!
Our Wedding Day!
Last, the Hubby and I will go back into the "Nintendo room" ( what we call the spare bedroom/office), and we'll watch our Wedding video because our anniversary is November 27th! Always makes me cry, because I am also so thankful to have found someone that makes me feel like the most beautiful, special woman in the world. I love seeing everyone all dressed up, but mostly, I love watching us saying our vows. I wish we would have written our own ( mabye if we ever get to renew them we can), but we were young, in love, and that's all that mattered. It was our day, and I will love that man until the day I die!
So yep, I've got alot to be Thankful for on Thanksgiving, good food, good shopping strategies, but mostly, a Wonderful, loving, caring family that may drive me nuts at times, but always has my back, and I wouldn't trade them in for anything!
What does your family do on Thanksgiving? Any neat traditions, or crazy family members? Let me know!

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1 comment:

Fairy Good Mommy said...

I know how you feel. I celebrate my birthday on Thanksgiving usually too. My birthday is on the 25th. This year it actually lands on Thanksgiving. I will be 31.