Friday, November 29, 2013

Thankful for Thanksgiving

For the past 4 years now our family has celebrated Thanksgiving at our home. My entire family, along with a few friends, were invited again this year. Everyone brings a dish, Dad furnishes the Turkey’s.

Wilma worked very hard this past week getting the house ready for the 24 people that will be showing up for dinner. My job was to set up the tables, cook and carve the Turkey’s.

Busy carving the TurkeyWe had the honor of inviting my Sister Catherine's Mother and Father in law, along with a close friend of ours, Denise, who would otherwise been home alone this Thanksgiving day.

After grace was said by Scott my brother-in-law, the family honored our eldest by having them start first at the dinner table.

Honoring the Eldest, First in line.

After dinner, Catherine has come up with fun games for all to participate in. This year she brought a small stuffed turkey toy. Everyone placed their chairs in a circle. As the turkey was tossed to someone, they had to say what they were thankful for. Then they tossed the turkey to someone else.

Circle of Thanks

The adults along with the kids enjoyed this game, with laughter and a few “choked up” moments.

Also for the past 17 years, Sister Judy has taken up a collection for a charity donation. Everyone who donates gets their name put into a bowl. A name is drawn and that person gets to donate the monies collected to a charity of their choice. This year my niece Melissa gets to choose a charity to donate to. It’s just another way for our family to help those less fortunate.

From my family to yours, we hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and we also wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Until next time, be safe and God Bless.