We hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving filled with tons of yummy food and bundles of time with your loved ones. Here at The Branch, we cherish time with our families and thought what would be better than to share a little piece of our family with you!
Here are some of our team members favorite Thanksgiving traditions!
“We do our own little Turkey Trot! We gather up a group and go for a walk- usually to a park near my parents home to feed the ducks!” – Debby
“When I was little, I always loved decorating the Christmas tree the day/weekend after Thanksgiving. Now I’m excited to get to share that with our tiny person. I’m also excited to get to spend time with two families under our roof!” – Amanda
“Well lots of family meet at our home and have turkey,brisket or tamales with beer. For New Years, lots of our family is out popping fireworks, then when midnight strikes we hug with everyone there. Of course, there are lots of people so it takes a while to finish hugging ha! Same thing happens on Christmas. And again the tequila and beer, I never miss out!” -Jesse
“I love watching my grandmothers cook in the kitchen. Home cooked southern food is my all time favorite! For Thanksgiving, after everyone is done eating, the guys would stay home to watch the Dallas Cowboy’s game and the ladies and children would go see a movie. For Christmas, we love to eat a lot of sweets and play games like charades, monopoly, or card games !” – Haley
“My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is learning all my family recipes for stuffing, a moist turkey and pies! I’m only a sous chef for now, but one day I’ll be the Top Chef!” – Katy
“My favorite Thanksgiving tradition has to be when my family comes over to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner and watching the Dallas Cowboys game!!” – Ayde
“I am obsessed with gravy and I always make the gravy no matter whether it’s me or my sister that is the actual host. The best part is a tradition we started years ago where Thanksgiving included all family who was in Dallas – in–laws, step parents, step siblings, their partners and kids, in-laws’ families and step families, cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and friends who would be alone otherwise. Divorce and family dynamics in general can sometimes be hard during the holidays. We decided collectively long ago that is was best for all of us, but especially the grandkids for everyone to just be together instead of trying to have multiple family events. We have a huge crowd most years and it’s a big, multigenerational party! Our favorite was the year we sat outside at long tables just like the Pilgrims. 🙂 I am most thankful that this a day where we all come together and embrace one another and our big, crazy modern family!” -Christine