An early Thanksgiving

United States
November 20, 2017 3:09pm CST
We met all our kids at a condo in Myrtle Beach, SC last weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving. Everyone was there except our grandson who is in Maine, but hoping he'll be here for Christmas. Our sweet 2 year old grandbaby was there and Winnie, our granddaughter's Maltipoo puppy who is very spoiled. Come to think of it, I'm not sure who is the most spoiled, Alice or Winnie! Our daughter brought everything with her to make a Thanksgiving feast. We had baked turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, broccoli casserole, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole,corn pudding deviled eggs, several desserts, and of course sweet tea. I was told to just sit and relax which I enjoyed doing. First time one of the kids has cooked the holiday meal. Hmmm... maybe this is the start of a new tradition? As long as I'm able, I'll continue to cook our big Christmas Eve dinner, but I am planning to take a few short cuts and maybe cut down the menu slightly since I probably still won't be able to lift anything heavy after my shoulder surgery for a while longer. (Wow, that sure was a long sentence!) We watched fire works from the balcony Saturday night that the Resort put on. A few of us played Uno that afternoon, but the very best parts were the conversation and laughter. Altogether a very wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. So many blessings from God. Hope you all have a great holiday.
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@Courtlynn (51184)
• United States
20 Nov
Sounds like a very wonderful weekend. Wish i was there! Lol
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• United States
20 Nov
I wish you had been with us, Courtney. We're not a perfect family, (who is?), but we really are blessed to be able to spend time together, especially now that we're spread out more. Hope you'll have a good Thanksgiving.
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@Courtlynn (51184)
• United States
20 Nov
@1creekgirl aw thanks! No family is perfect. Same with couples. That's life. We just try our best. Especially around the holidays. Hope you do too!
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@Happy2BeMe (69979)
• Canada
20 Nov
Sounds like a wonderful weekend with your family.
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• United States
20 Nov
It really was very special.
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@Kandae11 (27220)
20 Nov
Sounds like it was a splendid occasion with family.
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• United States
20 Nov
Yes, except for our one grandson, everyone was there.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Nov
So pleased you had such a good time with your family. Some little dogs do get very spoilt don't they?
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• United States
21 Nov
I don't know what my granddaughter will do if she ever has a real baby.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Nov
@1creekgirl I can understand what you're saying!
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
20 Nov
This was such a memorable blessing, for you and your famiy:) I'm glad you had a very nice weekend
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• United States
21 Nov
Thanks, Kharla. It was very special.
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Nov
@1creekgirl I believe we're just gonna stay home, for Thanksgiving.
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@Emmlex1000 (1417)
• Lagos, Nigeria
20 Nov
It is lovely to have family close by
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• United States
20 Nov
We actually don't live too close together, but it's nice when everyone can make arrangements to get together.
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@Corbin5 (82009)
• United States
20 Nov
What a wonderful time you all had. I love that precious photo!
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• United States
21 Nov
The oldest (my husband) and the youngest (our great granddaughter.)
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@Corbin5 (82009)
• United States
21 Nov
@1creekgirl That photo really is priceless.
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@peachpurple (10708)
• Malaysia
21 Nov
it is better to celebrate early, glad to hear you had a great family dinner together
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• United States
23 Nov
@TRBRocks420 (62382)
• Banks, Oregon
21 Nov
Sounds like a great way to kick off the holiday season.
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• United States
21 Nov
Thanks, TR!
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@amimar (23)
21 Nov
Very interesting holiday,
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20 Nov
It sounds really good.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
21 Nov
Wow, it sounds like it was wonderful! =) I'm very happy for you!
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• United States
21 Nov
Thanks, Jennifer. Do you have family near enough to see for Thanksgiving? Have a blessed holiday.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
21 Nov
@1creekgirl No we just celebrate with our own small family. =) Thank you, you as well.
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@Blondie2222 (18210)
• United States
21 Nov
Sounds like a wonderful time with your family. A few people I know celebrated early because some people have to work on the actual holiday We are celebrating thursday with family and expecting 42 people. Glad you all had a good time though and you got to sit and relax and not do anything. Hope your christmas dinner will be good even though you won't be able to lift much. Maybe someone can help you then ?
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• United States
21 Nov
My husband can help some and my daughter. Wow, you're having a big crowd! Do you have to do a lot of the cooking? Happy Thanksgiving.
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@Blondie2222 (18210)
• United States
21 Nov
@1creekgirl Nope my sister and her husband do the cooking. We do go early and help out though and everyone brings a dish to pass
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@LoriAMoore (10132)
• United States
23 Nov
Somehow I missed this one when you posted it - so glad you got to spend time with family.
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• United States
23 Nov
Thanks, it was such a wonderful weekend. I felt so strange not doing any of the cooking!
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@AmbiePam (46235)
• United States
23 Nov
That sounds absolutely wonderful! From the Multipoo, to the family, to the food!
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