Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Our Thanksgiving Traditions

"Give Thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." 1 Chronicles 16:34

This Thanksgiving as always, we will be celebrating a fun filled weekend together.  We have a few traditions that our family has created over the years that we enjoy.

After watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, we have the traditional Thanksgiving meal (well, our traditional meal!)~turkey, stuffing, corn casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, and apple and pumpkin pies (with lots of whipped cream!).  We also have the traditional stuffed bellies after dinner!  After we have finished dinner we pull out our thankful box.
Our thankful box is something I made when our oldest children were small and I was part of a MOPS group.  During the month of November, we put it in the middle of our dining room table.  We all add notes to it stating what we are thankful for.  After Thanksgiving dinner, we go around the table reading what we are all thankful for.  It is humbling to see all the things we have to be thankful for.

We also have our annual Thanksgiving day Monopoly tournament!  Some of us like this more than others!  Some of us are trying to go for broke, while some of us are trying to be the richest man around.  I shall not name names, but we all know who (Sport!) ends up with the most money.  Funny...he is always the banker too....I think we need a new sheriff in town!

While we do NOT participate in Black Friday shopping, we do go out on Saturday for breakfast and Christmas tree shopping.  This is MY favorite part of the weekend!  We I am hoping that hubby and Sport will cut down our tree this year, they are not quite as sure!  We'll see what happens!  I am excited to decorate for Christmas, listen to Christmas music (because I haven't already been listening to it for a couple of months now....nope...not me! Cough, Cough!), and begin to enjoy the holiday season.  I've said it many times before, but I'll say it again....I LOVE the Christmas season!  Time to stock up on Egg Nog!

Whatever you are doing this weekend, I pray you will enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday!

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God"  
1 Corinthians 10:31


  1. Sound like a great weekend is ahead of you. What fun traditions! I really like the thankful box

  2. I like your Thanksgiving menu and traditions. I like the Thankfulness box. We used to have a jar that I made. It probably disappeared when we moved. You are ahead of me with getting your tree.

    Thanks for linking up over at WholeHearted Home this week.

  3. Great tradition! Thanks for sharing. I LOVE MOPS! Somedays I think it is the only thing that keeps me sane during this season of littles. Always reassured to hear how mamas weathered the storm. Found you through the WWLW link-up and looking forward to following your adventures.


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