30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ Day 1: Family

One of my favorite days of the year is Thanksgiving. Not so much for the food . . . I'm lactose intolerant and most of my family's favorite dishes seem to consist of creamy sauces. That all equals one giant belly ache for me. No matter how I beg and plead they just won't get on the bandwagon of fresh veggies as a side. I think if we didn't have Cheesy Broccoli and Rice mutiny would happen! 

So . . . why is it my favorite day? Mostly because it is a day of being thankful as a family. Since the kids were tiny we would always take time before eating to go around the table and say what we are thankful for. In the early days the kids tended to be thankful for things like the dog and candy. Now that all three are adults with families of their own the moments are very poignant. Sweet tears of gratitude flow as we see the full circle of life before our eyes. Now the grands are thankful for dogs and candy.

Last year we added a few new faces to the mix. Our son Chase invited some of his Chinese students to experience a 'typical' American Thanksgiving. It was a very interesting mix of traditional Chinese food made by them and traditional Thanksgiving fare made by us. 

Our Family . . . for now!

For the next 30 days we will be doing a post each day that highlights what we are most thankful for.  
We hope you'll join us. 
Tell us in the comments what is your 
favorite thing about your family.

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