Monday, November 23, 2009

friend making monday: thanksgiving

i am glad to be able to participate in this weeks friend makin' monday. please visit this site to join in.

1. Turkey or Ham?
I have to have both, or it just isn't a holiday dinner. Both of my grandparents, my parents and most recent (well since 2001), my in-laws, have always had turkey and ham. yummy.

2. Favorite side dish.
Probably mashed potatoes with slaw on top. Greenbeans are always a must have as well. O, deviled eggs :)

3. Favorite dessert.
Pumpkin pie. *im getting so hungry.

4. Black Friday: Are you going or not?
I have in years past and I may this year. The husband is off so we may.

5. If so, what's on the top of your list?
Check out my recent blog to see my Christmas list; here and here.

6. Going out of town or staying close to home?
My family lives about an hour away. My in-laws live ten minutes away. We always swap, so whoever gets us longer for Thanksgiving will get us shorter for Christmas, and vise-versa.

7. Hosting or helping?
I always help and I love it. I actually blogged about this today. Check it out here.

8. Name one family tradition at Thanksgiving.
We always go to our grandparents. It just isn't a holiday without getting everyone together and going to our grandparent's house and then going back to our parents afterwards.

9. What do you do after dinner?
nap, football, play with the kids and enjoy the company of my family.

10. What are you most thankful for this year?
my health. my family. and although not the happiest with my schedule or current position, my job. were blessed in so many ways, even with non-physical things. our thanks we owe all to God.


  1. It must be so nice to have family that live that close! My family lives about 10-11 hrs away and my hubby's family has to drive 6 hours to get to us. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. It sounds like you have a large family close by. What blessings!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. We do the holiday swap with the family as well. This year the in laws get us for Thanksgiving so my family gets us for Christmas.
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  4. Oh gosh reading all these responses to FMM have me drooling - I'm getting hungry too!

    Good luck Friday if you decide to go shopping! I can't wait!

  5. thank you for your comment on my blog - we do not have that restaurant but I will have to search for some recipes for orange/cran relish now b/c it sounds SO yummy!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    blessings, Kathy k.

  6. Great list! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  7. Sounds like a very wonderful Thanksgiving!

    I hope you have a very happy one!
    and I posted Champagne salad reciepe on my blog for you:)


  8. mmmm mashed potatoes yum! Great list! Happy FMM!

  9. What a great list. It is awesome that you live so close to family!

    Happy FMM!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. I miss big Thanksgivings. Sadly its just us four this Thanksgiving, but at least I don't need to over do it! Have a great Thanksgiving and Happy FMM!

  11. I miss big Thanksgivings. Sadly its just us four this Thanksgiving, but at least I don't need to over do it! Have a great Thanksgiving and Happy FMM!


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