Thanksgiving is upon us!!!What are your plans?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Aww I love that!! My stepfather retired from the Army and every year he orders 50 turkeys and sends them to soldiers that are deployed. I love the idea of bringing local soldiers into your home though!

This year my DH and I are going to my stepsister’s house for dinner. Usually we go to his or my parents’ house so this is a first. She is having 20 people over and has never, ever held Thanksgiving. Not even for just her, her husband and her son (they normally go to my parents’ house or some other family member’s). She has never even cooked a Turkey and as much as I hate to say this… she’s never been that great of a cook in general. It should be interesting 😛

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@TexasSpringBride:  that sounds like a wonderful idea!

We are taking our (delayed) honeymoon to Turks and Caicos! I’m a bit sad because it’s the first time I won’t see my family for Thanksgiving but I’m also very excited!! 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@TexasSpringBride:  The sad thing is my mom is making an entire Thanksgiving dinner the night before so that if my stepsister’s sucks her and my stepdad (and whoever else wants some) will still have good leftovers. Hahaha. We’re prepared 😉

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We are going to my parent’s house to watch the parade in front of the woodstove and eat tons of food 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@TexasSpringBride:  What an absolutely wonderful idea. God bless you 🙂

We spend it with my family typically because we don’t have to travel as far (his mom still spends holidays with her mom and dad who live 3 1/2 hours away). We have all the traditional food (ham, turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberries, etc) and play gamers all afternoon.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@TexasSpringBride:  That is a wonderful idea!!

We will be going to my husband’s father’s home for dinner. They have a large group of people over for dinner every year and his stepmother is a great cook. I still miss spending it with my family though, but we do Christmas with them.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

@TexasSpringBride:  That is so kind! Very in tune with the holiday:)

My grandma died a couple of months ago, and we would always spend a really chilled out thanksgiving dinner/ day at her house. I know my mom will be a wreck missing her over the holidays, so for Thanksgiving weekend we are going to VEGAS! We even have tickets to see Justin Timberlake! I think that should perk her right up.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You guys ROCK!  That is so awesome!  Thanksgiving is such a family holiday & to give that sense of family & good food is awesome!

i don’t have any family near me, but my FIL live an hour away in the next state.  We’ve started a tradition of going away a few weeks before the holiday. So I usually cook for our favea on the actual day. he almost always has to work so we’ll eat, he heads to work & I had to volunteer at a shelter or church.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

OP, I love that idea…it truly makes the best out of everyone’s circumstances. 🙂

Most likely, I will spend Thanksgiving with my aunt, parents, siblings, their SOs, and my niece. I’m secretly dreading it – I don’t feel at home with my family because I’m so different than them. If I could, I’d spend Thanksgiving with DBF, but that wouldn’t fly, especially since his European family barely observes Thanksgiving. I’ll survive, and at least I’m close to one of my brothers.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

we’re doing the same thing as usual-

my parents “host” thanksgiving dinner. my grandfather and aunt on mom’s side come for the day. so there’s a total of 7 people. i know, it’s not a lot.

then the day after, we drive up and spend the weekend with my father’s side (grandfather + wife, aunts, uncle, cousins). do thanksgiving dinner again, and hang out. there’s usually a bonfire one night, and we bake things. it’s boring as anything, but i get to see my cousins. and that’s what i care about.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’re going to my inlaws.  I really miss going home for Thanksgiving :-/

Post # 16
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Helper bee

@TexasSpringBride:  That’s wonderful!! SO and I will be cooking Thanksgiving dinner for my newly divorced mom (it’s a good thing!) and little brother 🙂

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