By Chelsea Damberg, Weekend TODAY
It seems that Thanksgiving comes at the perfect time of year. The long stretch of fall reaches its climax in a joyous celebration. The idea of turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casseroles and pie makes our stomachs growl in anticipation.
But what makes Thanksgiving even more splendid than the food is the warmth and gratitude we feel among our friends and family. To gather with loved ones to give thanks is truly what makes this holiday a special celebration.
What are you thankful for this year? Weekend TODAY wants to see your Thanksgiving pictures! Snap a family shot, a special moment or even pie portrait. Submit your photos to TODAY's Life Illustrated or using Twitter #MyLifeToday.
Take a look at what some of our viewers are doing to prepare for the holiday:
“Rigby is all decked out and ready for Thanksgiving Day. He is especially ready to 'dig in' on some real turkey for dinner.” - Kelly Snyder (Albany, NY)
“My granddaughter, Ella, loves to cook with her 'Gogie.'” - Jan Schroeder (Baltimore, MD)
“We are Family!” - Kathleen Larkin (Birmingham, MI)
This pup gets in the spirit. Thanks, TJ Schnoebelen (New Hampton, IA)
Chelsea Damberg is a production assistant at the Weekend TODAY Show. Chelsea is excited to share her holiday with her family and friends!