Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

One of our favorite holiday traditions is to cook a Thanksgiving dinner for our family of four.
We cooked a turkey, made crockpot dressing, gravy from the turkey drippings, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts, deviled eggs, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie!
We eat on our china, light a candle and we all tell something very thoughtful that we are thankful for that year. It is just peaceful and I love it!
My favorite part of the holidays, besides the food, is spending time with family.
We drove down on Wednesday to visit with my side of the fam. 
Our first stop was to my mom and dad's house.
Mom made us lunch and we talked and played a few card games. 
Everyone LOVED playing Bingo and it looks like that may be a stocking stuffer this year!
After leaving mom's, we headed over to my brother and SIL's house.
We had a wonderful time visiting!
Jessica and I went to see Mockingjay part 1. It was awesome! We had so much fun laughing and singing to Taylor Swift's new CD. I miss living close to this girl!
These three kiddos have a precious bond. I'm so thankful for that!
I'm also thankful for Jessica taking a quick photo of the four of us. 
I feel like I'm never in many holiday photos!
Of course, we watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. C Girl gets so excited about the parade!  I love that because I always have loved the parade!
We left their house on Thursday morning to head down to have Thanksgiving with the Sparacino family!
It is a substantially bigger gang. There are usually 30-35 of us!
 B Boy had to have a turkey leg!
Tim's brother lives in Texas and is not always able to make the drive up for the holidays, so it has been a few years since all of Tim's siblings have been together!
Our neice, Khelli took this family photo this year.
This is only the third time to have a huge family photo.
Below, we took one in 2009 before we lost Nan and Granny and then we took one last year at Christmas.
It's a treasure to have photos with your family!

1 comment:

  1. I appreciate you appear to enjoy both sides of your family. Too many folks aren't involved with "my" side or "his" side, but your children are blessed to be growing up knowing both sets of relatives. Everyone is valuable. A very blessed holday season to you & your family! Lois in PA


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