Our Thanksgiving this year was very memorable! We had my Mom and Grandma come up and celebrate with us. My Grandma turned 90 in May and each year we get to enjoy another Holiday with her I feel so thankful. Also, extremely thankful for my Mom for being an amazing caregiver!
Thanksgiving is a time for family, food, and reflection. We create side dishes that our Mom’s, Grandma’s, and Great Grandma’s made. It’s one meal that takes all day to prepare (even though we skipped making a Turkey this year because nobody wanted to get sick with the salmonella outbreak and little information was being provided) and cook, but is soooo worth it! As a child, I have vivid memories of being with my sisters and watching our Mom and Grandma cook while listening to Frank Sinatra. Now, that it’s my turn and being a mother I hope my kiddos will remember Thanksgiving Day as they watch me in the kitchen and cherish these moments!
Thanksgiving Day we always try to watch the Macy’s Day parade. The boys love to see all of their favorite characters as giant inflatables! We have Christmas music on in the background, appetizers out, and usually a game of some sort being played while we are waiting for a dish to finish up cooking. My husband had to work so we waited for him to get home before we dug into the food! I never can get any pre photos of our meal because usually one of the boys or Jasmine is crying that they are starving and the timing is off.
All in all, we had a great time and I am so extremely thankful for my husband, kids, and family! Now onto the most festive time of the year!
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!