Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gratitude Giveaway Blog Hop!

I am so happy to be taking part in this year's Gratitude Giveaway Blog Hop! 

I am so thankful to everyone who reads my work. 
I am so honored to be writing and doing what I love!

To show my appreciation for my readers, 
I would like to giveaway: 
A signed paperback of choice!

To enter to win, 
all you have to do is comment on this post! 
I want to know what you are doing for Thanksgiving this year! 

That's all you have to do to enter. 

Thank you so much again!

To check out the other blogs doing this blog hop, 
click the photo below:


163 comments:

  1. We always spend Thanksgiving with my family, usually a quiet day since Christmas Eve for us is when we go all out and invite family, extended family & friends to join us. I'm thankful that I have family close by to enjoy the holiday with.

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    1. Family is so important. I'm away from my family this year and really feeling it. At least I have my husband and two sons to share it with... and my international school family :)

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  2. I spend it with my Mum,Children and Granddaughter

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  3. I will be spending it with my daughter, her father and his family. It will be our first holiday since we lost his father and his grandmother in the last couple months.

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    1. I hope it is a very precious family time together, full of joy in spite of the sadness.

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  4. I'll be smoking a turkey and enjoying my family and watching football.

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  5. I'm a graduate student who unfortunately has 3 research papers due around Thanksgiving. I live 8 hours from home so I'm going to my boyfriend's instead because it's closer. This is the first time I haven't been home for Thanksgiving. It's sad. :(

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    1. I totally understand. I'm away from my family this year too. I hope you still manage to celebrate and have a really special time with your boyfriend's family.

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  6. Going to see family and work! :D Not very original but its fun!

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  7. I will be here with my husband and children - cooking something simple if my husband has to work, or cooking a prime rib and all the special sides and fancy desserts for the four of us if he gets to be off. We have no family in this area. Thank you for this opportunity.

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    1. You're welcome, Michelle. I hope you get to cook that prime rib and a fancy dessert or two :D

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  8. We spend Thanksgiving with family. Thanks for the giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

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    1. My pleasure. I hope you have a wonderful family time.

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  9. I'm thankful for my family, esp. my dad. Without him, I don't know where id be. He always helps me with whatever he can & he never judges me. My email is staciemcxx(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I have an amazing dad too and I will be forever grateful for him. I'm so glad you have the same.

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  10. I am spending this holiday with my entire family. I look forward to this time of year. Thanksgiving is my hands down favorite holiday :-)

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    1. Thanksgiving rocks! A day to celebrate being thankful - it's perfect.

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  11. I'll be having a special, yummy dinner with my family. ;)

    anne.j2 [at] gmail.com

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  12. We are going to my husband's mother's house for Thanksgiving
    videoclimber(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Cooking for family. nanze55(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Sounds like fun. I bet it will be a delicious meal.

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  14. Eating, then saying 'WHY DID I EAT ALL THAT FOOD??", then feel fat, then pretend I'm going to exercise it off the next day, then sleep off my food coma all day.

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  15. I'm so blessed to be having my whole family come to my house for Thanksgiving!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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    1. Wow, awesome! That'll be great. Have the best time :D

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  16. meal with friends and a walk with my dog.

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    1. A great way to end a meal...walking with your dog. Sounds like a cool day.

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  17. We are spending Thanksgiving with some close family friends this year!
    kpuleski@gmail.com

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    1. Close friends are like family in my book. I hope you have a very special day :)

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  18. One of my cowrokers (and her daughter) moved to Florida when she found out her mom had cancer. Her mom is the only family she had here. Her mom just passed a few weeks ago. Therefore, I invited her and her daughter over to my house since we do a big Thanksgiving traditional with lots of family and friends. She was SO appreciative.

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    1. Wow - life can be so tough sometimes :( I hope you have a really precious time together. I know your generosity and love will be just what these guys need.

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  19. It's just me and my husband and he is terribly ill so we'll probably have a small dinner and watch a movie.
    bemiown(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I'm so sorry your husband is ill :( I hope you have a very special day together.

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  20. I am spending Thanksgiving at my uncle's house this year. I won't be able to make it home for Thanksgiving, but at least I will be with some family. =)

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  21. Just a small family dinner with my immediate family and grandma. I'll be coming up with vegetarian options to make for myself and my mom while everyone else chows down on turkey!

    teenysez at gmail dot com

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    1. I know all about having other food options. I've been gluten free for a few years now. Enjoy your veggies delights. I'm sure they will be delicious.

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  22. We'll be doing the Thanksgiving dining event at the Disneyland Hotel. It's too expensive to go visit family every single year.

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  23. I will be spending Thanksgiving day with my daughter, brother/SIL, nieces, my mom and stepdad and my stepsister! Can't wait :)

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    1. Sounds wonderful. Have a fantastic time.

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  24. We don't have Thanksgiving here, but I still give thanks.

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    1. We don't celebrate it in NZ. I wish we did. Now that I'm at an international school, we're having a big school banquet. I think it's so important to give thanks....all year round if possible :)

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  25. I'll be cooking the whole day, lol.
    readingintwilight@gmail.com

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    1. LOL :D
      I hope it goes well and you enjoy it.

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  26. I will be having my children and grandchildren over for a day full of eating and football. If everyone is able to make it there will be 15 of us. I am blessed.

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    1. That's going to be fun! I hope you have a wonderful time.

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  27. I am cooking my first Thanksgiving dinner for my family! I'm so excited!

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    1. Good luck! I hope you have fun and everything goes smoothly for you :D

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  28. Getting together with family - large family about 40 people.
    mspurple67 at gmail dot com

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    1. Wow! What a big affair. Sounds awesome.

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  29. We're staying home this Thanksgiving and just hanging out. :-)

    fictionaddiction (at) nicoleandscott (dot) com

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    1. That sounds lovely, Nicole. Have a great time.

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  30. Hiding in my bedroom - I'm sick, and I just want to be left alone. I'm not sure if I'll be better by then!

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  31. Family dinner. My brother and his wife and his stepchildren are coming over, too.

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  32. My extended family is coming to my house this year. I have no idea what to do about lack of chairs and I want to order a turkey dinner from Whole Foods or similar.

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  33. My in-laws only live about 2 miles away from us, so weather willing, we will be walking there (to burn some calories before we eat), having dinner with family, then walking home again.

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Sounds like a good way to go. I love going for a walk after a decent meal :)

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  34. i am spending this holiday at church cqwith my family

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  35. I'll get together with my family and have a big turkey dinner.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

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  36. I just finished one of your trilogies and I am in love with your work! I can't wait to devour the rest of them. :) I will be gratefully spending thanksgiving with our family. We potluck dinner so its not too stressful for anyone and then work on puzzles and play games into the wee hours laughing and loving and being grateful. I hope you enjoy the dinner you will have with your friends I hope you have things to be grateful for that day and everyday. The world is a glorious place with new wonders every day.

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    1. I love your words, Michelle. Thank you so much for enjoying my work. You've just made my day. I am so grateful for my amazing life and it's so wonderful that you are too. Your Thanksgiving sounds like a treat. I hope you have a fantastic time.

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  37. I am sharing Thanksgiving with my family, eating too much and watching the parade.
    dez3b@yahoo.com

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  38. I will spend the holidays with my family and boyfriend. Hope you have a great holiday and thank you for amazing giveaway!

    spicedlatte@hotmail.com

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    1. It's my pleasure, Ellie. Have a great time with your family and boyfriend. I hope it's a really special day for you :)

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  39. We "precelebrated" with a large family dinner this last weekend. It was great to have the family packed into the house and lots of great food!

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    1. Those times are just so special and precious. I'm glad you had such a great time together :)

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  40. I am having dinner with my family and relaxing with grandkids

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  41. I'm making gluten free pie and rolls for Thanksgiving. YUM! I'm still trying to get my family to eat gluten free with me, but they like wheat too much :'(

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    1. I hear ya! I've been gluten free for about 5 years now. It's SO worth it for me and I'm totally adapted, now to make everyone else do it :D Enjoy that pie - sounds great!!

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  42. I'm not doing anything this year, save for maybe eating some pie :) My family lives far away and it's too expensive to travel to them
    anastasia2013@gmail.com

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    1. I hope you have an awesome day anyway. Enjoy the pie :)

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  44. This Thanksgiving, I will be spending quality time with my family, making delicious food including: different homemade potatoes, stuffing, and pie! I will also be hopefully catching up on my reading; I have SO many books on my shelf waiting to be read. It's crazy!! You are one of my favorite authors and I CANNOT wait to see what you come up with next!!!!! Hope you have a nice week too:D

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    1. Thank you so much, Brienna!!! You just totally made my day :)
      I have some very cool stuff planned for next year and I can't wait to share it with everyone :D

      Have fun eating all that yummy food and catching up on reading. It sounds like the perfect holiday to me :)

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    2. Thank you:) I did!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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  45. For Thanksgiving, I will be spending the day with my family and having a nice relaxing day and great meal.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)
    JJs2468@aol.com

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    1. My pleasure, Jessica.
      Have a fantastic Thanksgiving :)

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  46. Thank you for the giveaway!
    my husband, our children and I will be spending this Thanksgiving with my dad :) we've been staying with him the past few months and we are going to our new house the day after Thanksgiving(3 hours away) so he's going to be all alone :( we will miss him, but we are thankful to have such a wonderful man in our lives.

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  47. This is our tear to have the family to Thanksgiving dinner. Unfortunately only half the family will be here,

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    1. I hope you have a lovely time with the people who are coming :)

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  48. Small traditional dinner for lunch, but then the crowd comes for supper. We're having a baked potato bar this year! Should be fun.

    ashley.vanburen[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. That sounds awesome!!! And delicious. I love baked potatoes :) Have a fantastic time.

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  49. We are having Thanksgiving at my parents' house. We usually eat around two and then again around five or six. We play games like Apple to Apple. It's me, my boyfriend, my two kids, my son's girlfriend, my sister and sister-in-law, brother and brother-in-law and five nieces and nephews. It's fun!!
    cc_clubbs at yahoo dot com

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    1. Wohoo. Sounds like a great event. I'm sure you'll have a fabulous time :D

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  50. We will be spending the day at home eating goodies and being too full to enjoy the turkey LOL I generally make all my son's faves and it is loads of fun. Thank you for your generous sharing with us.
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. My pleasure. I love to share :) Have fun eating all that yummy food!

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  51. This year it is Thanksgiving at my parents home. We alternate between by parents and in-laws every other year. My mom makes the best pies. Looking forward to it. :)

    lisaisabookworm at gmail dot com

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  52. Home alone, same as every other day :-P I'm not a big holiday celebrator. Just in my own little bubble :)

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    1. I hope you are happy in your bubble. Enjoy Thanksgiving.

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  53. I'm hosting dinner for family and friends.
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

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    1. My pleasure. Thanks for entering. I hope you have a wonderful dinner with your family and friends. Hosting is so much fun :)

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  54. we're having my sister and her family over for Thanksgiving dinner

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  55. We are going to my DIL's brother's house to spend it with her family.

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  56. I am working then spending the entire day with my immediate family

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    1. I hope you have a wonderful time both at work and with your family :)

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  57. My family is coming to my house for Thanksgiving dinner!

    mestith at gmail dot com

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    1. Fun! I hope it goes well and you have a special time together :)

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  58. Thursday I will be going to my sister in laws house with all my in laws and then Friday My mom and dad and brother are coming to my house.

    robinblankenship at gmail dot com

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  59. We are going to our families.
    erma2167@att.net

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  60. Sadly, I am working this Thanksgiving.
    lotsofbooks1(at)live(dot)com

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    1. Sorry you have to work, but I hope you still have an awesome day :D

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  61. Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm very thankful for my family and health! saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

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    1. My pleasure, Erika. Happy Thanksgiving ;)

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  62. We always spend Thanksgiving with my dad's side. My cousins and I just hang out all day, and it's nice because I rarely get to see them. :)
    underhillholly(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I love hanging out with my cousins. They're the best. Have a great time!

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  63. This is the first thanks giving with out my dad and this was his holiday so we were almost going to skip it instead we are going to celebrate with my aunt and uncle and have a great big family get together

    mortalsinn@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm so sorry you're Dad won't be there. I hope you can have a very special time together with your aunt and uncle.

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  64. I am going to spend the day with my family and eat until I bust LOL!!!
    Tammy Hudson
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  65. family is doing the meal over my sisters - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  66. I am thankful for my family and friends. Have a Happy Thanksgiving

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    1. You too! Friends and family are a very good reason to be thankful :)

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  67. i'll be spending it with my family and my in-laws. First, thanksgiving with my husband and his family (newly married)

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    1. Yay!! Have the best time. How special :)

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  68. I'll be spending it with my hubby and kiddos. We're the house of sick so it's best to keep our germy germs to ourselves and let the rest of the world be thankful I thought of their health! LOL :)

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      Oh no!
      I hope you still manage to have a wonderful day. My boys have been on and off sick for two weeks now. I feel your pain! Wishing you all a speedy recovery.

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  69. My older 2 children are with their father so it is just my 2 year old boyfriend and I. We are just hanging out an watching football we already had our thanksgiving last weekend

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  70. I am helping my momof 85 cook dinner and also serving so meals to elderly neighbors we have that stayed home and cannot cook
    lecasa4@aol.com

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  71. I'm cooking dinner for my family, which we haven't done in years because we always go to my parents for Thanksgiving. The reason I'm cooking this year is that my stepson and family are coming in from San Diego and he hasn't had Thanksgiving with his dad in over 20 yrs. He has been stationed all over the world but never near enough to come home for Thanksgiving until this year. We had an amazing time. Thank you for the opportunity. Dcpooh@cox dot net

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  72. Ate tons of awesome food and watched holiday movies. Thanks for the chance and Happy Holidays!

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    1. You're welcome. I'm so glad you had such a great day :)

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  73. This year we spent the afternoon at my Brother's house with my Mom and Dad. It was a nice day.

    Thank you very much.

    Melissa

    abinormyl AT gmail DOT com

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  74. I went over to my grandmother's and helped prepare Thanksgiving dinner. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ArdarelFeuer@gmail.com

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  75. Not much, I'm sick this year.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  76. I spent it with my family and we had a big dinner.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  77. ate with family

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  78. We went to my sisters this year. It was nice being with family. andrinagoetz at gmail dot com

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  79. My family and I spent the day and had a wonderful dinner with my brother and his family.

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  80. I ended up Babysitting on Thanksgiving, and then went and invested in a Michael Kors Watch.
    cwyant3498@gmail.com

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  81. Spent time with the family, ate too much!
    Thanks for the giveaway
    the.girl.and.the.book at gmail dot com

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  82. I went to my sisters for Thanksgiving. We always meet there have lunch.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  83. I spent some time at my dad's. We aren't very close so it was nice for me and the kids to spend some time with him

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  84. We went to my Brother in laws house.

    fmd518 at gmail dot com

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  85. Spending time with my family for the holiday
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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