This year we stayed in town for Thanksgiving and went over to my aunt and uncle's house for the afternoon on Thanksgiving. It was really nice to not spend 5+ hours in the car with the kids, and I am pretty sure that they appreciated it too.
Thanksgiving morning we watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and then left the TV on when the National Dog Show started. Evan was the most excited I have ever seen him about something on TV- he loved the dogs! I got a video of him watching the dog show and saying "Aubrey..." although we have tried to convince him that all dogs are not Aubrey, that doesn't really seem to have sunk in at this point.
It was a really nice and relaxing day, and we are really thankful for the opportunity to spend time with family and each other for a long weekend.