Monday, November 23, 2009

Friend Makin’ Mondays ~ Thanksgiving

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It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in Friend Makin’ Monday, but I had a few extra minutes this morning and the topic was a quick and easy one. Can you guess? Thanksgiving!!

Amber at {aefilkins} is hosting and had a list of questions for us today.

1. Turkey or Ham?

Usually just turkey ~ and the ham is for Christmas. But I just got a phone call and apparently we’re having both this year. :)

2. Favorite side dish.

Hands down sweet potato casserole. With marshmallows. And chopped up pecans….why we don’t have it more often is beyond me.

3. Favorite dessert.

Pecan pie, but it’s not on the menu this year. Which is probably better for me anyway.

4. Black Friday: Are you going or not?

Absolutely not. I am not fond of crowds. Or fighting with people. Or getting up before the sun does. I try to get my shopping done over the course of the year.

5. If so, what's on the top of your list?


6. Going out of town or staying close to home?

Very close to home ~ my dining room.

7. Hosting or helping?

Hosting and happy to do so!

8. Name one family tradition at Thanksgiving.

Lately we’ve been watching the parade with the kids since they are fascinated by it. I plan to sneak a few games in this year too!

9. What do you do after dinner?

Does recuperate count?

10. What are you most thankful for this year?

More of our family is nearby this year which is a HUGE blessing. Every day I am reminded more and more of all that God has blessed our family with ~ especially these four little kiddos!

Be sure to visit Amber to hang out and make some new friends!


  1. How have I never heard of Friend Makin' Monday? I may just have to join in! :)

  2. Love your list. I'm not going shopping either. I am already done:) Happy FMM

  3. Sounds like a fun thanksgiving day! The only place I plan on going on black friday is the book fair.. Need the last few of my presents. Some books for some kids :-).

  4. Recuperating DOES count! In my humble opinion :-D

  5. Great list! There are some things that we should have more often throughout the year. Have a great time.

  6. I am beyond excited to spend Thanksgiving at home this year too! Happy FMM!

  7. We spend the evening recuperating too! :) What a beautiful family you have!!!

  8. I love crowds just not into the fighting over a silly gift. The extra sleep does sound good ;) Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  9. I might do the shopping, but I don't know yet. I am also not fonds of crowds and I have all the Christmas shopping done, it would be for us. I am guessing sleeping in will win:)

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving,

  10. I like your list, and you do have a beautiful family!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    and Happy Friend Makin' Monday!

  11. I too am grateful I am the only one in my family who likes pecan pie means I won't over do it.
    We too always always watch the parade, that's the offical start of CHristmas in our house.
    Happy FMM.

  12. Great answer to question 9!! Happy FMM!!


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