Thanksgiving was a Major family affair at Bruce's lakehouse in Nocona. While the food was great as always, this year's highlight was the celebration of every holiday, all at once, on Wednesday night — including Easter, Halloween, Mardi Gras, Christmas, St. Patrick's Day and the Fourth of July. Now we can say we were together for all holidays this year.

As part of our Thanksgiving grace, all 20 or so of us went around and said what we were most thankful for. Blake, who is almost six, said he was thankful that we were having another party. Aunt Helen, who is 94, was thankful we could all be together. Lucy was thankful for her mom. I am thankful for all of it.