Thursday, November 26, 2009

our one thanksgiving tradition

My kids love holiday traditions.
They actually get really mad if I forget one.

And it's actually gotten worse since they've gotten older.
Or maybe it's that they are teens and they are just
better at communicating what a loser I am if I forget one.

We only have one Thanksgiving tradition
and I wanted to share it with you.

Our Thanksgiving table cloth.

I realize that you will see some of the real names of my kids
but it wouldn't be the same if I photoshoped their names out
or tried to change the pictures

and I don't really have the computer skills to do that...

it's just a white table cloth but each year everyone

has to write something they are thankful for on it.

sometimes the kids traced their hands.
which I loved.

sometimes I giggled at what they are thankful for

at least mom and dad are included with the gameboy.

and there's record of what they loved that year.

or some sweet things...

this one is during my oldest daughters first year of college.

Some record big life changes....

this is from the year we got transferred back to our home town.

and some record things we will never be able to forget...

this was after 9/11.

Whenever anyone is with us for Thanksgiving they have to write on it too.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


otin said...

Never seen that before! What a great tradition!!!!! I love that!

Brian Miller said...

what a cool tradition! i bet it holds lots of memories. hope you all had an amazing thanksgiving!

McGillicutty said...

This is a great tradition... mind if i borrow it??? knowing my luck it would end up all gravy stained!!!

mommyto3kiddos said...

That is an AWESOME tradition!! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm sure it was wonderful having "Nae" home from college. :)

rxBambi said...

What a cool idea!! Where the heck were you 17 years ago(or even 10) when I could have done this? Very very cool. I love it.

Darla said...

This is the most delightful tradition I have ever seen!

Mrs. Sarcasm said...

I. LOVE. IT.!!! Can I borrow it too!? So...any more traditions you care to share now while my kids are still young? Hope you had a great thanksgiving!!

Bren said...

I love this table cloth memory idea... this is fabulous and hope to add this to our family tradition next year.

I am in Ohio so stop by and see my garden sometime.

Happy Thanksgiving... thankful to have found your blog!

tea said...

That's a really great tradition! I love that! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Kimi@SoManyKidsSoLittleTime said...

Tori I love this! I am absolutely going to swipe it for next years Thanksgiving.

Rhode Island DUI lawyer/attorney said...

I really like that idea. Do you have a whole collection of these table cloths stored in a box?! Really awesome and I'm sure you get a kick out of these covers when they resurface.

Anti-Supermom said...

Tori, what a fabulous idea - I'm stealing it!

Kelly Polizzi said...

wow what a wonderful idea. I will most definitely be taking this one up with my children, thank you. And I meant to say before, you have such beautiful children! Big children lol.

Anonymous said...

I love this idea! I wish you had told me twelve years ago! In case you're wondering, I'm catching up on about 3+ months of missing out on your blog. ~Wendy