Meal Number 1 for Thanksgiving – with my Dad, Sister and Others #happilyblended #thanksgiving

This year I had my children for Thanksgiving, their Dads and I split every other year when it comes to this particular holiday, so I have my three children on odd years. On the even years they spend that day with their Dad’s. Not knowing where Thanksgiving Day would be spent upon hearing that my Gram wasn’t hosting this year, made me quite sad. I then realized it is our first year as a blended family unit so we could always make up a new tradition being that we are a “new family” this holiday season for the first time. Then it happened, my Dad saved the day by having us go there for the holiday. I packed up my boyfriend and my three kids and off to Grampa’s we went to meet with my sister, my step mom, my sisters husband and baby Olivia.

Thanksgiving 2013

I had a blast being Auntie B and hanging with Olivia while the rest of the family had fun together too. We had blocks, board games, race tracks and great conversations over wonderful food. When my Dad cooks, he cooks! Plenty of food to feed an army. I made a big plate but found out clearly my eyes were bigger than my stomach so was unable to actually eat my full plate of food.

Thanksgiving Feast

The kids gathered around with their plates of food in living room in front of the show Clifford while we all talked and eat up our grub.

Kids at Thanksgiving

We had a great day on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. I then got sent home with lots of frozen meat my Dad forgot about in his freezer, so we scored big time on that day. It was a day to remember.

Soon I will share with you our first Blended Family Thanksgiving day, which was the day after Thanksgiving when we cooked our first turkey here for all five of our children together.

I wish all who celebrate had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

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