I wrote this post about my Thanksgiving several years ago without our kids. Unfortunately, we hardly ever see the children on Thanksgiving anymore. But we do have plans to be together for a week over Christmas. Here’s what I wrote on my first kidless Thanksgiving:
Our first Thanksgiving without our kids. I’m thankful they are with dear friends and their families since they weren’t able to make the trek home this year. Instead of moping around the house feeling sorry about my empty nest, we’re celebrating with our close friends. It was 30 years to the day that I first met them (my husband met the husband through work) and we spent Thanksgiving weekend sailing with them in Santa Barbara.
Here’s to friends and family and creating memories together.
Who are you sharing your Thanksgiving with? What traditions do you share with friends and family?
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Jan and I are very fortunate to have all of our family close by, my Mom, one daughter Kristen and her family with the much loved grandkids, our sisters and nieces’s with grand nephew and nephew. We are truly blessed.
You are so fortunate to have everyone close by. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Jan.
Just us and ,y mom and dad. My daughter and I go to see the thanksgiving day balloons get blown up the day before thanksgiving. So fun!!
That would be fun to see!
It’s interesting to see how Thanksgiving traditions evolve as children grow older. I’m sure your first Thanksgiving without your children was difficult, but I’m sure it never gets easier. But I’m glad you’ll get to see your children over Christmastime.
This year, I’m looking forward to sharing Thanksgiving with my parents, children, and my brother and his family. We haven’t all been together for Thanksgiving since 2007. 🙂
That’s wonderful! We haven’t been all together since then either.
Spending the day with my wife. I am one of those that does not think visiting and enjoying the family should be restricted to a single day on the Calendar. I can enjoy a visit with family and friends on June 3rd, August 15th, September 24th…..and be just as Thankful as November 25th,
I think we should all have that attitude.
This will be the first year in a long time both my kids and their families will be able to sit down to a Thanksgiving dinner. Even though I am a little laid up with a foot cast, everyone is bringing dinner here and I feel so blessed. Happy Thanksgiving 😊
Happy Thanksgiving! I’m waiting to hear about your foot once your cast is off!
Happy Thanksgiving. Just the five of us and my mom (98 yrs old). Right now my husband has the stove pulled apart to see if he can fix it…cross fingers.
Good luck with the oven! One year we did the turkey on the BBQ and it was delicious. I’ll be waiting to hear how it all turns out.
Wow, thanks for that idea. I never thought about BBQ-ing it!
This year I only have one of my four kids with us but it changes every year and usually we are all together at Christmas. We are celebrating with the large Oreglia clan this year, 22 of us will be gathered around the table, and for sure I will overeat! To a lovely feast no matter were we land, no matter who joins us, and cheers to those who are gathered on the other side! Hugs, C
We will be together at Christmas too. I’m looking forward to that. Happy Thanksgiving🦃