Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiviing Traditions & 12 Days of Christmas Blog Challenge

Thanksgiving Traditions....after reading a few blogs this morning I was challenge to share my "Thanksgiving Traditions." I have to say this is one of the easiest holiday's for Mark and I as a couple. Praise the Lord!

While growing up we (by "we" I mean my siblings and cousins) always spent the night at my aunt and uncles house. (my mom's brother) They don't have any children so this was always such a fun night for all of us! We did all different things throughout the years! There are 6 of us total....we still all spent the night there last year. With my mom's side of the family we always do breakfast. It's such a nice change...we don't eat 4 Thanksgiving dinners like most families! Ha! After breakfast we used to head over to my grandparent's house about 10 mins. away. Since my g-pa passed last year we started having Thanksgiving for my dad's side at my parent's. It's way less stress on my grandma. Mark and I spend time with family then head back home (2 hrs.) to his parent's house. His mom has Thanksgiving dinner around 5, everyone is there about 3 but they don't eat right when they get there. Lucky for us she has both sides at her house. There are usually over 50 people there. It's a grand ol'time! We eat turkey, then dessert, then leftovers....all the women sit around and create a game plan for black Friday. Everyone goes home around 11 pm. We (the women) are back at Mark's parents the next morning at 3am!!!! Yes, you read that right we are "those crazy folks." It;s a BLAST. Mark's mom and aunts have shopped for over 24 hours before! LOL! Some people don't like the crowds but it's always been fun for me because I am not trying to get anything special. I am just along for the ride. It's a great experience. Lots of talks, food, Starbucks, food, laughs....lines too! Ha! I usually bail about 3-4 pm and head home to set up Christmas at our house with Mark. Phew....what a day. (While we are out shopping all day Mark and his dad set up all the "outside illuminations" (that's what his dad called the Christmas lights...ha) What great Thanksgiving traditions right!?!?!? What are your family Thanksgiving traditions?

Now....onto the next subject "12 Days of Christmas Blog Challenge." All should join in......check it out here.

This starts Monday, Nov 22....

Day 1: Christmas/Holiday traditions
Day 2: Black Friday/General Shopping Tips & Tricks
Day 3: Most meaningful gift/best gift you've received
Day 4: Tips/Tricks to a Budget Friendly holiday season
Day 5: Favorite Holiday Movie/TV Show Special
Day 6: Gift ideas (what do YOU want? We all have family/friends reading our let them know!)
Day 7: Holiday Craft/DIY (If you don't make anything, what do you WISH you could make?)
Day 8: Least favorite thing about the Holidays
Day 9: Favorite Holiday recipe
Day 10: Favorite Christmas Songs/Caroles
Day 11: New Year Resolutions
Day 12: Show us your decorations (indoor/outdoor)
Day 13: Favorite Cookie Recipe
Day 14: Oprah's Favorite Things: What item(s) would you want if you were in the audience?

Come back on Monday to link up! I hope you all join in! We are giving you a sneak peek so you can start getting prepared!

Days 1 -3 are November 22 - 24
**** NO BLOG CHALLENGE ON Thanksgiving! ****
Day 4 will pick back up on November 26th!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for blogging about this!! Excited for everyone to participate! :)


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