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Holiday Traditions Hitting the Field

As we’ve gotten older and had our own families we’ve added some new traditions. For the past 5 years or so we’ve been playing kickball Thanksgiving day morning. It’s a great way to get together with our “other” family…our circle of friends. As they say, your friends are the family you choose.

We bundle up, gather the kids, grab coffee (and beer of course), and get together with our friends and their little ones. The crowd has gotten bigger over the years and it’s a chaotic, disorganized mess. But it is just so. much. fun!

After a few rounds the little ones either end up sitting on the bench with donuts or climbing the tree. The adults enjoy some friendly poor sportsmanship banter. We brave the cold and just laugh. After we’ve all had enough we part ways and are off to our Thanksgiving dinner plans. I love this.  I hope we continue on with this new tradition.

Finnegan is big enough to play this year, so this should be fun! Just hoping he doesn’t try to coldcock someone while rounding second base. Being the little brother, he’s a bit scrappy.

12 thoughts on “Holiday Traditions Hitting the Field

  1. I LOVE that tradition! When I grew up we always played wiffle ball on the 4th of July, but I like the idea of mixing things up and doing something in the fall or winter. So cute!

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