Thanksgiving is a time for families to get together and enjoy great company and delicious food. See how the Signature Mommy Bloggers are planning to celebrate Thanksgiving this year.
I love thanksgiving because it is the one holiday where our family gathers and is content with just being together. There is not the craziness and expense of Christmas, the forced flowers and cards of Valentine’s Day, the adult beverage consumption of St. Patty’s Day, the egg dye and candy of Easter, the heat and humidity of the 4th of July, or the scares and sweets of Halloween. We spend time with one another, enjoying good food, good company and creating great memories.
The fall has been flying by and it has not quite sunk in that the holidays have arrived. With Thanksgiving and the reminder of our blessings in life, I find that I am truly thankful for the family time the holidays give us. With the busy day to day activities, we find so little opportunity to be with one another and just relax. I’m thankful to have a few days to catch up and reflect on life in it’s current state. We take a walk after Thanksgiving dinner on the beach and the boardwalk each year at my in-laws. The cool ocean air is refreshing after filling our bellies. This has become a favorite tradition for me and reminds me each year just how thankful I am to have those moments to make memories.
We are rather boring for Thanksgiving and we try to keep things very small and very laid back. Nothing ever really has happened to us- we just enjoy time together. However, this year we are leaving Friday morning VERY early to go to Six Flags New Jersey, Sesame Place and Crayola. The best part? The boys don’t know. I feel this may be a Thanksgiving they will always remember.
My nine-year-old and eight-year-old love going to the parade in Plymouth; my five-year-old does, too, but he also cannot wait to bite into a big turkey leg again this year at our family gathering! As for me, I relish the opportunity to focus on thanking Our Lord for all the blessings in our lives, to celebrate with family and friends, and to dive into history with my children.