Saturday, November 24

So Much To Be Thankful For

We celebrate thanksgiving twice. Once the Sunday before with our extended family and once with just my parents, grandfather, and siblings families. We begin by meeting at the cemetery to pay our respects to my Nonna, Nonno, and aunt who have passed away. We make a circle around the graves and say what we are thankful for. It is usually very emotional. This year Luca, my nephew, and my cousin's little girls decided to play in the grave blankets while we did our circle. They were pulling out the red berry sticks and "making a garden" by sticking them in the ground. Luca actually tried riding one of the grave blankets like a horse.... always the comedian. They were adorable. We know my grandparents would have loved it. Next, we all went to my parent's house for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. On Thanksgiving day we woke up, put one of our Christmas trees up and went to my parents house for dinner. We break from tradition this day and have a family favorite for dinner... flank steak. I have never eaten flank streak prepared the way we do in any restaurant. It is a very unusual recipe and one of my favorites! This year my brother brought his Guitar Hero game. It was a blast. Totally addicting!!!! Luca treated us to some fancy footwork as we played. I hope Santa brings one to our house this year! We ended the night with a round of charades... yes, charades. We always play boys vs girls and usually there is some kind of fight that erupts at some point because the BOYS CHEAT. Flank steak and charades... we have our own way of doing Thanksgiving and I wouldn't have it any other way. I am the luckiest girl in the world and so thankful to have so many blessings in my life.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are so right - Nonno and Nonna were laughing over the little children Like you, I feel very blessed to have such a wonderful family - one thing for sure - I wondeful children!

Proud to be a Nonna.....