Monday, November 15, 2010

A Fakesgiving for the Rest of Us

On Sunday evening, my parents, brother, sister-in-law, niece, nephew, grandma, uncle and my own little crew had our annual Fakesgiving celebration. 

What is Fakesgiving, you ask?  Well, I'll tell you.

I described it last year in detail here, but to sum up, Fakesgiving is basically a pre-Thanksgiving celebration for those in my extended family who will not be in town for "real" Thanksgiving.   We do it because we can't stand the thought of celebrating apart from one another, even for one holiday.  Family is really, really important to us.  And oh my gosh, do we love each other.    I just get all sappy thinking about it because...

Okay, fine.  It's actually so we can have two turkey feasts during the month of November.   Don't get me wrong, I love my niece and nephew.  But oh lord, do I love the turkey. 

You know how you get that feeling when you've eaten just enough that you're perfectly, comfortably full?  I went about 1.5 plates beyond that last night.  And since I'm still in a turkey coma tonight, I can't seem to muster up anything else to write about.  So I'm just gonna post some pictures and call it a night.     

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Sorry I don't have any pictures of the actual Fakesgiving celebration, but I was too busy eating.  Sometimes you just have to live in the moment, you know?

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12 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

Sounds great, especially with in-laws pulling you in another direction!! We use Boxing Day (26th December) for this purpose too, for whoever didn't get us on Christmas Day. So can't wait until we host in a couple of years, will be fabulous & we'll just invite everyone!! Considering our generation has a 3.5 child minimum per family, it's huge!! Love Posie

sara said...

Anything that lets me have pecan pie on several occassions in a single month I can support completely!!

Priscilla said...

Adorable idea and I might have to steal it because I won't be in town this year to have thanksgiving with my family. I am instead going with my boyfriend to meet his family

Brandy@YDK said...

yay for turkey! and great pictures.

Jen said...

Oh I can't wait for all that turkey food. I bought some jeggings just for the occasion.

Lots of room to stuff my belly.

Liz said...

i love that the boys are hugging. and i love that you do fakesgiving; we do fakes-just about everything!

wonderchris said...

SUPER CUTE pictures!!!! Frame-worthy all of them.

Happy Fakesgiving!!

Katherine said...

What a great tradition. We used to celebrate 2 Christmases. One on Christmas and then one on New Years for those who weren't around on Christmas. Unfortunately, I'm too far away from family to celebrate holidays, real or otherwise, with them this year.

gringationcancun said...

Mmm!!! I'm having Thanksgiving at my place this year with some of my Mexican friends. I'm not a huge turkey fan, so it might just be quesadillas with homemade guacamole, and throw some meat on the grill. One friend is bringing chocolate cake! mmm :)

Sadia said...

Cute pics! We do Fakesmas in Oregon the first weekend of December. I may have to rename what we usually call pre-Christmas. Fakesmas is way cooler, although significantly less reverent. However, this year the whole travel thing isn't panning out for us.

Amber said...

Ha, love the "Fakesgiving!" I didn't realize it before, but we've had Fakesgivings too! Ha! Your family is beautiful! Thank-you for the well wishes on my new twin pregnancy--and I will FOR SURE take you up on the offer to "talk shop". I am full of questions, fears, and excitement!!

Belle n' Kent said...

i SO love these pictures! :)