Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? If so, what do you do on Thanksgiving day?
We go to my mother in laws for a Thanksgiving lunch and I usually make a dessert and a side. Not sure what I am making this year yet Then we go to my parents for dinner and I help cook the whole meal.. sometimes I almost do it all by myself lol This year I am getting my sister in law to help my mother and I since it's usually just me cooking.
2 Thanksgiving meals! Yum!
We aren't sure what we are doing. We don't have much family around so usually we have DH's dad over, but he has been traveling so not sure if he will be here and if he is we arn't sure if we are cooking or going to go out. It's alot of work to cook for just a few of us.
If he isn't going to come, we might go out to Chicago and eat at the Peninsula and spend the night. So, I guess we will see what happens.
Before, with loser husband #1, we'd always go to his moms house for Thanksgiving. One year we had octopus. It was disgusting. They're all from Italy - which I have nothing against- but their Thanksgiving's weren't very... Thanksgiving-ish.
Anyway, now we go to DH's uncles house where his entire family ends up, the weekend before Thanksgiving. My dad will be joining us there this year which will be super weird. I didn't actually think he'd come... Anyway, then on Thanksgiving there's a smaller, more "immediate" family at the MIL's house. I always love DH's family outings. It's what I always wanted my family to be like.
Since Dh and I both grew up in England we didn't know what Thanksgiving was until we moved here about 15 years ago.
This year we are going to DH's uncle with all his cousins and their families flying in form the West Coast, so going to be very busy and lots of fun! I'm doing lots of baking for that - busy collecting cookie recipes
We usually have a huge family get together. But this year, my grandfather passed away and my extended family are not talking to each other. Sooo.. I think it's going to be a SeaWorld Day for us. Family drama is awful, especially this time of year
Yaeli, yum! I'm trying to figure out what dessert I want to make for my mother in laws. I need to start a recipe thread or something!
I'm sorry, that does suck! I'm sure you and your family will still have a great day
We usually fight over whose family we visit, because we each want to go see our own family, but the two sides are too spaced out to visit them all in one day. We used to do it all in one day back when DS1 was a baby, and it was exhausting and not very fun, so we gave up on that idea. This year, we'll be visiting DH's family on TG day, then I have to work Friday, then on Saturday, we'll see my family.
I might get to see some of my mom's half-family that I haven't seen much at all since I was little. My mom's dad died when I was little, only like 8 years old I think. He had been divorced from my grandma and remarried and had two kids with my mom's step-mom. So anyway, after he died, we just sorta fell out of contact with them over the years. My mom's half-brother is only 6 months older than me and her half-sister is only 4 years older than me... So her siblings are really closer in age to me (but my mom was a young mom too). We still keep up with them on facebook now, and her siblings came to visit at my house over the summer. My uncle (the one who is 6 mos older than me, haha) has kids who are close in age to my kids. I think his DD is only like a week younger than my DS, so they played really cute together. Then their younger one is a couple months younger than my DS2, I think. They live around here, but the sister and the step-mom live in Arizona now, but they're supposed to be in town visiting, so hopefully we'll get to see them. We had a good time last time.
Oooh - I have LOTS of yummy dessert recipes let me know if you want any...