Monday, November 17, 2008

Blog Carnival: What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?

Our family doesn't have any official traditions, per se, but there are some things that seem to play out the same every year, and brings a smile to my face every time.

The turkey is in the oven or on the grill, or in the smoker (however we are preparing it that year), and all the advance food prep has gone about as far as it can. Everyone adjourns to the great room. The TV is turned on and tuned in to the Lion's football game, and everyone finds a comfy spot to sit and watch the game.

Thus begins the group nap. Some don't even make it to kick-off (*blushes and raises hand*), and by the end of the first quarter, everyone in the house is snoozing comfortably. By the end of the game, most are up and about again, and dinner prep resumes in full force.

Even asleep, though, it's some pretty good family together time, though :)


Anonymous said...

That turkey is so cool!!!! We have a peaceful Thanksgiving with all my Mom's recipes. We miss her very much so cooking like her is a comfort.

joeyandaleethea said...

I love that photo! And so cute about group nap tradition. hehe.

storybeader said...

a family that sleeps together, stays together... or something like that! Have a fun Thanksgiving!

Patti said...

We're a football family as well, and the older I get, the less I stay awake. You've made me feel better!