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This weeks show & tell is about Thanksgiving Traditions

1. Tell us about your family traditions for Thanksgiving
Well for the past couple of years we've actually made it a tradition to go on an annual family cruise. I remember growing up my dad always hated the holiday, not necessarily because it was a holiday. I know he enjoyed all the family and friends, but he always hated the preparations, stress, and mess all of it caused. I also remember him always suggesting that we go on a cruise instead of Thanksgiving or Christmas. For which my sister, mother, and I always responded "Absolutely NOT!" Well flash forward to us being adults and we jumped at the opportunity to be a cruise ship in the islands with our family. You mean someone else will prepare a Thanksgiving feast for us? And we dont have to clean up afterwards? Say what? COUNT ME IN! But, and there is a big but, we absolutely, most certainly, will never skip Christmas, so, if you want to do this dad, it will have to be Thanksgiving. And from then on, we've spent Thanksgiving on a cruise. (well except for 2010, when Matt and I got married 2 days after Thanksgiving). This year is also an exception. You see, the minute our lil Matthew was born, guess what my father asked me? "Did you apply for his passport yet?" Ummm hello dad, im still in the hospital, i just pushed out an 8lb 9oz baby out of my vag, no sorry I havent applied for his passport yet. lol. Plusalso, Royal Caribbean has an age policy for infants and matthew didnt make the requirements in time for this Thanksgiving. (Dont worry my father is already in the works of planning a spring break cruise to make up for us missing this one lol)

2. Tell us about your favorite foods
Umm did you see this post? sweet potato casserole, drool. But really, all the traditional thanksgiving items are my list, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, turkey, ham, green bean casserole, you name it, ill eat it ;)

3. Show us a picture that reminds you of this holiday
This was our Thanksgiving Cruise 2011. I was pregnant with Matthew at the time. (You can read about how we told some of the family we were pregnant on Thanksgiving last year here) And I think I might have cried a little on the way home from dropping all of them off at the port today to board for this years thanksgiving cruise. :(

4. Tell us, do you wait to decorate for Christmas before or after Thanksgiving?
I wish I was more prepared and able to decorate before Thanksgiving, but honestly I normally end up doing it the first week of December.

5. Tell us what you are thankful for this year
I am thankful for many things this year, but most importantly I am thankful for my family, specifically my husband for helping me create the most precious thing in the world to me, my sweet matthew. I am thankful we have a place to call our home. Food to eat every night. A great extended family who helps us whenever they can. For friends that are close enough to be considered family. For a career that helps me support my family. And for all the little enjoyable things everyday that make it so worth all the few hard times.

Dont forget to link up with Becky


  1. I found your blog through Becky - It is precious!

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with the people you love! XO!

  2. I love these link ups! It's fun to get to know you better. I also always want to decorate way in advance, but never get around to it! Hoping to get some up this weekend, though. We'll see ;-)


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