My favourite holiday

Nope, not Christmas… although that runs a close second place.  My favourite is Thanksgiving.  I have a tradition that we started in South Africa.  We always have a Thanksgiving meal – although it may not fall on either Canadian or American Thanksgiving.  In SA, we often had it half way in between the two… late October or early November.  But we always have it, and always invite beautiful friends (or family if we are with them) to share it with!

I am putting together my scrapbook – it is the only scrapbook that I do anymore.  I have given up on “paper” scrapbooking. I do online scrapbooking, which i can finish one online in about a week.  Paper scrapbooks take YEARS to finish!  So I have given up.  I did complete all my children’s baby scrapbooks (even the youngest!)  Yay!  She won’t have reason to complain…  But haven’t done any scrapbooking since.

Except for my Thanksgiving scrapbook.  Once a year I take a picture of whoever we are celebrating Thanksgiving with and they sign my scrapbook pages…  sharing what they are thankful for.  I am hoping to actually get that book put together in the coming weeks.  But as I was sitting in my bed (I am home sick from work today) looking through old Thanksgiving pictures, my heart was so full of gratitude for all the beautiful people we have gotten to share Thanksgiving with!

Thought I would share some of them on my blog, as most of you will never get a chance to see my scrapbook, you can enjoy a little taste of it here.

Can't quite remember which year this was...  Natalie Lloyd?  What year were you with us?

Can’t quite remember which year this was… Natalie Lloyd? What year were you with us?

I think this was Thanksgiving 2009....

I think this was Thanksgiving 2009….

Very special when you get to be with family for Thanksgiving!!

Very special when you get to be with family for Thanksgiving!!

And beautiful South African Thanksgivings beside the pool! :-)

And beautiful South African Thanksgivings beside the pool! :-)

More amazing friends to share this beautiful holiday with!!

More amazing friends to share this beautiful holiday with!!

This one actually took place ON American Thanksgiving in America! :-)  With my beautiful family!!

This one actually took place ON American Thanksgiving in America! :-) With my beautiful family!!

Grateful for each one of these "kool kats" in this photo!  Loved sharing a Thanksgiving with them!  This was 2015...

Grateful for each one of these “kool kats” in this photo! Loved sharing a Thanksgiving with them! This was 2015…

Whose crazy children are those in the front row?  Thanksgiving 2016

Whose crazy children are those in the front row? Thanksgiving 2016

And Thanksgiving 2017!!  So much goodness - food and friends!

And Thanksgiving 2017!! So much goodness – food and friends!

The tradition will continue!

Maybe you will get in on the fun next year!  Thanksgiving rocks!  So much to be grateful for…

Leave in the comments what your favourite holiday is and why…

8 Responses to My favourite holiday
  1. Duane Povey Reply

    Carl with his rolling pin in 2017. Hehe.

    • Michelle Reply

      Haha. You notice details! ;-)

  2. Gerry Provencal Reply

    Hi Michelle – memories like these that you create for your family will last your lifetime. How great that you are shining your light wherever you find your home! Your blessings on all the people who have shared your meals will have impacts far beyond our dreams! God bless you for creating a little peace in God’s world here! Love you guys!!!!

    • Michelle Reply

      We love you too Gerry! Thanks for your encouraging words!

  3. Viv Reply

    I don’t have a favourite holiday but I love times that I get to spend with family and friends. My brother in America love thanks giving holiday. Hope you feel better soon.

    Love Viv

    • Michelle Reply

      Thank you dear friend. I am already starting to feel better. With your baking, any holiday would be amazing at your house! :-)

  4. Mom Reply

    I’m so glad Thanksgiving is your favorite holiday. It is so getting completely lost! I’m so glad that I was able to meet most of your friends!!!

    • Michelle Reply

      What is your favourite holiday mom? :-) And I am glad you got to meet our friends too. Love you loads! And see you soon!!!

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