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This week is full of plans for people. Maybe you’re putting together a big Thanksgiving feast. Or getting ready to shop ’til you drop? Perhaps you’re heading out of town on a family road trip.

The FishFam? Well, we’re hitting the open road at the crack of oh-my-gosh-it’s-too-early-to-be-alive. We haven’t seen the paternal grandparents since June! So, we’re going to visit them in their tiny, little cowtown for a few days. G’pa Lee and G’ma Marilyn are horse people so the FishKids will be donning their 10-gallon hats and boots. FishChick thinks she’s gonna git G’pa to put her on a horse.

We shall see….

I’m packing potato chips and hummus and gonna put my feet up while the grandparents chase kids.

What are YOU gonna do? The blogosphere’s all quiet now. Take a few minutes and tell us all your hopes and dreams for the Thanksgiving weekend.

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I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. Your Frugal Friend, Niki says

    We are hosting the feast here at our house. We were hoping to have our best friends from out of state come, but plans changed last minute. That's okay, the maternal grandparents and my siblings are still coming.

    We live in Jersey now but are still Philadelphians at heart so of course we will make a pilgrimage to the city for the big parade before we eat!

    And Thanksgiving weekend is always the kickoff to the Christmas season for us. We will pull out the decorations and go to out church's annual tree lighting and gingerbread house party.

    Fun, fun, fun!


  2. Thursday we're staying home πŸ™‚ It's been go-go-go every weekend for the past 2 months, and will continue in December, so we're stealing this day to be home together, do some relaxin' and project accomplishin'. Hubs is thinking about getting up the leaves (we'll see if it's dry enough – it's been rainy) and my turkey day project is to clean out our 2 chest freezers! I am planning a special breakfast and dinner, but no turkey is involved. Friday we'll probably have dinner with the in-laws and hub's bro + wife, and Saturday is a family reunion – yup, another Saturday away from home! And… that's what we're doing!

  3. Family Balance Sheet says

    I will be up early on Thursday to run in the local Turkey Trot 5k. I am doing it so that I won't have an ounce of guilt when I have 3 pieces of pie later in the day πŸ˜‰

    My mom and grandmother will host the dinner, but everyone kicks in so that don't have to do everything. I am baking a Chocolate Pecan pie and taking drinks and dinner rolls.

  4. We recently moved out of state, so we will be having a quiet home cooked meal. Friday I plan to go out and hit the sales and get the majority of my Christmas shopping done. Then I think on Sat. we will put up our Christmas decorations.

  5. Jennifer says

    We're headed from Ohio to Louisville, KY to have Thanksgiving with my mother-in-law and her hubby. We're only staying one night so that we can have some R & R time at home too. I won't be home in time for the Black Friday sales, but that's okay. I'll be getting a little more sleep than I would if we were staying home! πŸ™‚

  6. We drive to Iowa (from Texas) every year to visit family. We travel with 3 kids, a dog and this year a new kitten. We sound a lot like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation! We spend the days cooking up a storm, playing in the snow if we are lucky enough to have it, watching movies and playing games. The entire family comes here so we end up with a pretty big crowd and lots of kids. We hardly see our kids because they are either out back playing or in the basement playing with each other. It is fantastic!

  7. Have a great trip. We are staying home and eating with the family:-)

  8. FishMama says

    What fun plans, everyone. I dug out a box of decorations today and it hit me. Time is flying by! Have a great weekend, y'all.

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