There is something about the holidays that bring families together. My family celebrates the holidays in a unique way.
Ever since my mom died, Dad hasn't wanted to host the big Thanksgiving dinner. With the five daughters and their expanding families, the table could be filled with upwards of twenty people. Cooking and cleaning for such a large number is a huge event.
My dad purposefully got rid of his dining room table so that there wouldn't be room for all of us to come over for dinner. He also doesn't want my sisters to take on this huge event, so he plans a Thanksgiving brunch at a local hotel instead. Our family meets there and enjoys a traditional turkey dinner without all the hassle-- or leftovers!
We still enjoy a warm and delicious holiday meal together and even head back to my dad's house to have cake for my one sister's birthday but it isn't your traditional holiday.
But then again, who says that traditions can't be what your family makes them to be? And really isn't the best part of the holiday, the time spent with your family?
What is your Thanksgiving like? Do you do the traditional route or something different! I'd love to hear from you!
Gator Girl Extraordinaire