A North Carolina or a Pennsylvania Thanksgiving
Elizabeth here. Our family of 4 (me, Chad, Caroline and Ellie) has always traveled to either North Carolina or Pennsylvania for Thanksgiving. My parents are in NC. My sister lives in Georgia and often makes the trip to NC when we’re there. Sometimes we spend Thanksgiving Day with my mom and stepfather and some years we spend the day with my dad, stepmother, half brother and extended family. Some years friends and other family join us for dinner and some years not. We also try to make time to see friends when in NC, too. It’s always a whirlwind, but I love seeing everyone!
When we travel to Pennsylvania, we spend the holiday weekend with Chad’s parents, his brothers, their wives and their children. Then the day after Thanksgiving, Chad’s Uncle, Aunt and 5 cousins and their spouses and children come spend the day with us. It’s a big crowd, but lots of fun.
Family, Gratitude and Games
Our tradition is being with family. Part of our tradition is to take a few minutes to go around the table and give each person a chance to tell everyone what they’re grateful for. I love this tradition and I especially love hearing what all the children have to say.
As a child, I always loved watching the Macy’s Day Parade! I still do and both my children enjoy it now, too! After our meal, we often play some sort of game: Apples to Apples, Taboo, Head’s Up. For us it’s a fun way for everyone to connect.