Happy Thanksgiving!!

Ok so we might be a little late with this blog entry but better late then never.  We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

I’m sure I wasn’t the only one saying thanks for a PHILLIES WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP this year!  As we continue to celebrate the Phillies victory, the ballgirls had the distinct privilege of participating in the 6 ABC Thanksgiving Parade, and taking the trophy with us!  After spending a beautiful morning with Scott Palmer, the Phanatic, and the best fans in the world, we all went our separate ways to refuel and spend time with our families.  Here’s how some of the ballgirls spent their Thanksgivings!

For the past 20 years of my life Thanksgiving has always been spent at my Grammie and Pop Pops. Not once did we celebrate it anywhere else. Each year we have a buffet style lunch filled with Turkey, deviled eggs, ham, cranberry sauce, my mom’s homemade pumpkin pie, and endless amounts of other goodies. It gets quite crowded at times with my massive Italian family. My grandparent’s house plays guest to 17 grandkids, 9 of their own children (plus spouses of course), and even some of my grandparent’s brothers and sisters, along with their kids my second cousins. Even though it’s a large crowd there is always room for more!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! It’s about being thankful for what you have and I love spending time with family and loved ones to appreciate all of the reasons that we are blessed. The only tradition I have for Thanksgiving is spending time with my family (and my mom’s famous mashed sweet potatoes)!  The dinner location may change from year to year, but the cozy feeling is always the same.

What I love about Thanksgiving is that I get to spend time with my family.  My brothers are 10 and 15 years older than me so I don’t get to see them as often as I would like, since they have their own families to be with.  When we can finally get together it’s great.  This year I’m having a night after Thanksgiving Dessert Bash, so I’m really looking forward to that too.

Thanksgiving at my house is pretty typical.  Big turkey, potatoes, family, good times…. the only tradition that I’d say is specific to only my family is eating this rice that is a family recipe.  Everyone I tell this to thinks it is strange that we eat rice at Thanksgiving.  But it is amazing!  It’s white rice that is cooked with margarine, french onion soup, and beef consume.  It is delightful!
Christy G.
I love turkey day!! Our usual tradition is to watch the parade and eat snacks before the big turkey is ready. After we eat dinner, we pick a few home videos to watch and embarrass each other.
However, this Thanksgiving is going to be a bit different in a good way. I will wake up really early to be a part of the Phillies float in this year’s ABC 6 parade. Also this year I will be spending most of my Thanksgiving with my new family to be! Now that I am engaged it’s going to be interesting how we are going to juggle all the holidays.

My tradition for Thanksgiving for the last 5 years has been to fly home to see my family, and then come right back to Philadelphia to get back to work. My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is just being with my family. I NEVER get to see them, so I’m not picky when it comes to activities. I love being at the table and cracking jokes with all my sisters and brother. This year, my brother’s new wife will probably join us so I’m looking forward to that! We usually go out to the cinema before dinner and then after dinner, we all go for a long walk with our dog Hurley. The best part about it all is that I get to spend some much-needed time with everyone, even my dog.🙂 I hear they’re currently having a heat wave in California so I’m hoping I can work on my tan too!

My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is dinner at my Mom’s house.  I have three sisters Kelly, Angela, and Monica.  My mom cooks, just the traditional Thanksgiving meal, Turkey, LOTS of stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, Pillsbury Crescent rolls.  Before the meal is the best part, because everyone relaxes and we all sit and talk in our living room.  It’s actually humorous because it’s almost guaranteed that someone cries pre-meal when we go around the table and say what we are thankful for.  Gobble Gobble!

My favorite Thanksgiving tradition (other than getting to spend time with family and enjoying such wonderful food) would have to be going out the night before.  I’m not going to lie, I really do give thanks, but the night before Thanksgiving is the biggest party day of the year, who wouldn’t consider this their favorite tradition!  I love being able to go out during the week, like I’m back in college or something…knowing that I do not have to get up super early for work!  Who wouldn’t be thankful for extra time to sleep, I know after this past Fall Classic I am in dire need of some extra z’s! 

My Favorite Thanksgiving holiday tradition would have to be The Family “Roast” when we all sit down to eat!  For some reason my family all loves to make jokes and pick on each other and Thanksgiving dinner is the best time for this to happen!  It is all in good fun and you end up laughing so hard that you don’t eat your food because you are crying!  My family members are a bunch of comedians in their former lives so Thanksgiving dinner is HILARIOUS!

My favorite thanksgiving tradition has to be going to the Thanksgiving football game. My friends and I wake up early and grab breakfast and then head over to the game. Everyone from town goes and it’s a great place to catch up with people you haven’t seen since high school. Then the rest of the day is reserved for food and football!

Christy O.
Thanksgiving is probably my second favorite holiday (4th of July is definitely my 1st!).  The  tradition that I enjoy the most is of course sitting around the table with my family.  At our Thanksgiving we still have the “adult” table and the “kids” table.  But now it’s sort of funny because all of the cousins are over 21, so it’s not really a “kids” table, but we still refer to it as that!


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