Fun Friday-Thanksgiving Celebrations

How do you celebrate Thanksgiving?  Well, we spend lots and lots of time with our family.  In years past we would eat lunch at my parents then hop in the car for a 5.5 hour drive across the state to visit Erik's family.  The past two years have been different, though.  Lucy just hasn't been up to traveling.  It's really been sad for many reasons, but we mainly just miss his family so much.  Since his sisters are spread across the East coast, we seldom get to see them.  Missing an entire holiday only makes its harder.

This year, we just spent the day with my family and came home for a Thanksgiving dinner of deep fried chicken and left over sides with our best friends the Williams.  It was a lovely way to end a special day.  Maybe that will be a new tradition; 2 years in a row so far!

But what I really love about our new holiday tradition is serving dinner to families at LeBonheur.  You can't ask for a more meaningful way to spend your holiday than this.

So, what do you do to celebrate?  I'd love to know.

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  1. I so wanted to help at LeBonheur on the 21st! My plan was to bring along my teens and serve along side them. However, we are having a sad holiday season. My mother-in-law is very ill, in ICU in Memphis with end-stage liver disease. She has pneumonia now. :( Prayers that she gets well enough to get back on the transplant list would be much appreciated!

  2. You're just so giving Kate!!! God Bless You, Erik & your family. Our Thanksgiving is in October but it is very much like yours...Spending time with the people we LOVE the Most!!! I do hope now that it's over, you can get some real meaningful rest and are able to look forward to Christmas with a Very HEALTHY Lucy, Jack & Ella!! That is my Christmas wish for you!!! Sending you a Big HUG from Canada!! Love, Jenn & Family xo

  3. Who is the blonde lady in the purple shirt in the last picture? Ella is the spitting image of that lady. :-)

    Always praying for your sweet Lucy.

  4. ha! That is Lucy's Kindergarten teacher. No relation at all. I'll be sure to tell her you said that.

  5. saying a prayer for her now, Lisa

  6. Thank you! Not looking good... :(