Giving Thanks

As we hurtle towards the holidays I thought I’d take a moment to sit down with the ladies behind the curtains of Gather Together to talk about what makes Thanksgiving so special to them.

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving memory?

Chelsey: I can't think of a favorite, because Thanksgiving is always so much fun. I just love having a house full of great people and great food! In addition to our large family, we usually have a handful of friends - the more, the merrier.

Kat: We always hosted family at my parents' home and one year mom & dad forgot to turn on the oven! The turkey was our final course, but we all laughed and snacked on side throughout the afternoon. It ended up being a ton of fun and we had a funny story in the end.

Which dish can you not live without on your Thanksgiving table?

Chelsey: My dad makes sauerkraut balls: sauerkraut, sausage, cream cheese, breaded and fried. They are so addictive! Also, it wouldn't be a gathering of my family without wine and charcuterie.

Kat: This is a toss up between my momma's mashed potatoes and my sister's pumpkin pie! 

Do you and your family have any interesting/unique Thanksgiving traditions?

Chelsey: Before the blessing, we say what we are each thankful for. It might not be very unique, but is always so reflective and emotional, and puts everything in perspective.

Kat: We always watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade while we cook. It's not Thanksgiving without the Rockettes high-kicking in front of Macy's or seeing Santa Claus bring up the rear of the parade. 

Will you be watching football? Who will you be cheering for?

Chelsey: There is a football game on Thanksgiving?

Kat: Go Seahawks! 

What’s something that you are thankful for this year?

Chelsey: I am thankful for my rockstar team!  That includes my amazing Gather Together girls, as well as my wonderful hubby and supportive family and friends. I am so lucky to have them all in my life.

Kat: I am thankful for my growing family. I gained a husband, my in-laws, a nephew and a niece this year! 

From all of us at Gather Together – We wish every one of you dear readers a holiday chock-full of love, graciousness, reflection and laughter (and elastic waist pants).

Happy Thanksgiving! Til we Gather Together again,