Our favorite tradition is, two days before Thanksgiving, I go and prepare 3 pecan pies as our contribution to the huge meal we will be having on my husband's grandparent's farm. They are both in their 80's and still living independently. They first sold their cows when they were 75!
So, after work on Wednesday, we drive 3 hours to the farm. It's beautiful up there. The whole family is there...my in-laws, grandparents, cousins, etc. Grandma in law and I usually ground horseradish this time of year.
Thanksgiving day we have a HUGE feast with all of us - about 35 people! (and everyone brings their dog so this will be Fattie's first holiday!) Then after the meal, we play cards. My husband and his dad will go chop and/or load up firewood for us to take back with us.
The following day, my husband and I go about a few miles to this Christmas tree farm. There are horse-drawn carriages to take you around the whole property to pick your tree. We select our tree, cut it, and then they will twine it and shake it for you. Meanwhile, we'll go inside the log cabin for hot chocolate. We then load up our tree and drive home, put up our tree and other decorations, and then celebrate Thanksgiving all over again with MY family.