Giving Thanks

Love Thanksgiving.  It’s been my favorite holiday for as long as I can remember and I don’t see that ever changing.

My sister Aziza really pulls out all the stops for the dinner held at my Aunt and Uncle’s house in Glastonbury, CT (40 minute drive this year, ya’ll!).  Highlights from this year’s menu included  corn fritters, baked brie, Suvir Saran’s cornbread stuffing (thanks for the intro, S!), a pumpkin trifle, caramel cupcakes—well, let’s just say it was a decadently delicious, calorie-filled feast.

We added a sweet little game this year which I think should be part of the festivities every year.  Each of the ~25 family members wrote down on slips of paper two things they were thankful for.  To keep it from getting too mushy, we were instructed to come up with 1 material and 1 non-material item.  The anonymous notes went into a bin.  Each one was then read aloud and as a group, we tried to guess who they belonged to.  Fun, sweet and easy.

Loved seeing all of you again.  We’re thankful for each and every one of you; especially those of you that watch the grandchildren so that Mom and Dad can go shopping on Black Friday for themselves.


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