This week of Thanksgiving, I am republishing some post of the past, these are all relating to Thanksgiving celebrations and traditions. I am busy this week planning, preparing, and taking this time to visit YOU, my blogger friend. For I am immensley thankful for you!
Thank YOU for taking time from your day to drop by Bloggeritaville to visit me. I enjoy your visits, your comments, your emails. It means so much to me. I invite you back this weekend for a look back at my Thanksgiving celebration and on Monday, where Christmas will be in full swing, complete with a Christmas header, Christmas music and Christmas post! I hope that you will join me.
May your Thanksgiving be filled with good food and good company. May you relish your Thanksgiving traditions, or start new ones. I pray that your blessings are plentiful!
Traditions. It is what makes each family unique. Holidays are when we all often share our traditions with family. Mine, is certainly no different in that aspect. But in the traditions we have on Thanksgiving-perhaps.
We spend Thanksgivings in Glencoe at my cousins: "Grannie"' and Johnny's house (GOG). Everyone brings a dish to share. They take care of the meats. We have about 30-40 people come each year. We are talking some pull out the stops food.
After giving thanks and eating, we all gather in the living room for a game of Dirty Santa. Everyone brings a Christmas item to play with. It can get pretty scrappy.
After that, we go out to the front yard for the annual turkey toss, in which we have a contest to see who can throw a frozen turkey the farthest. You pay to throw and the winner gets the pot of cash. There is a children's division, women's, men and seniors. The kids throw Cornish hens instead of turkeys'. We are so serious that there is even a trophy!!
After that, we take a family hike in the woods. Some chose to go inside and sleep in front of the TV while it airs football games, while still others actually head out to the front yard to play a game of football.
Did someone say, football? Ah! Alas, it is game time this weekend when rival teams (and my divided household) come together for teh Iron Bowl-Alabama against Auburn. Who will win? I have my ideas. I think you know who I am pulling for. It's a HUGE game within my household. And its one that brings us together (if you can beleive that-even though we are on opposite sides of the sideline) year after year. This year son, Bama will be traveling to pull for his school from the sidelines.
I love traditions!
They are great traditions. Fun traditions. Traditions that are every part Thanksgiving to me.
What does your family do on Thanksgiving? What traditions to you share?
Here is a look back at 2008's Thanksgiving at GOG"s!
Here is a look back at 2007's Thanksgiving at GOG's!
Kellie, over at Kellie's House is hosting all kinds of fun as we count down to thanksgiving week. She is having giveaways based on Thanksgiving post. You can play along too for a chance to win-and join in the fun of the holiday. Go to Kelly's House, tell her Leigh sent ya!
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