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We Gather Together for Thanksgiving in April

on April 22, 2014

This past weekend we celebrated Thanksgiving in April.  This is how it all started:

Every year for several years Ali, her husband, her sister Rachel and her husband, me and my husband have Thanksgiving in April. It all started because of Rachel. One year over Thanksgiving season, Rachel was very sick. She ended up needing her tonsils removed. So, over Thanksgiving she couldn’t eat the food. It was very sad and she was very vocal about the fact that she missed out on Thanksgiving food. Now, I’m not judging. I would have complained a lot too. Plus, it started our new awesome tradition. She wouldn’t let it go. So, sorta to be funny and sorta cause we love Thanksgiving food, we had Thanksgiving in April. It was delicious and it was fun! It didn’t have all the pressure of Christmas being right around the corner. We all contributed food. We burned a fall smelling candle, we ate, and we laughed. We know a great, new tradition when we see one, so it began. Now we take turns hosting. We all sign up for what to bring. We set a date. And we are thankful. It’s always in season to be with friends, to eat delicious food together, to laugh and to be thankful to our Provider for His great gifts.

Ali hosted this year and did a great job on the decorating.



A very festive table.


A verse about Thanksgiving at each place setting.

This time happened to be on the same weekend at Easter.  We didn’t plan it that way on purpose, it just worked out with everyone’s schedule.


Some fun for the kids.

Here are the some of the yummy side dishes.

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I don’t think there was one bite of Rachel’s sinful potatoes left!


My hubby’s famous deviled eggs.

Now for the main attraction!


Ali’s turkey was delicious!

Of course, we had to finish off with dessert.

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We left happy and miserably full!  It was a good day.

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