Lawmakers gave a glimpse into their private lives on Thursday, tweeting photos from their Thanksgiving Day celebrations. 

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) spent the morning preparing Thanksgiving meals at the Pine Street Inn, a homeless shelter in Boston. He and wife Gail arrived around 10 a.m. and got to work carving turkeys — over 70 were served — for an 11 a.m. meal for residents.

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"Gail and I were honored to help out at the Pine Street Inn in Boston this morning. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!" he tweeted.

This is Brown's third year helping at Pine Street Inn, and he made a personal donation to the shelter as well.

Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioGOP loses top Senate contenders How does placing sanctions on Russia help America? Republicans play clean up on Trump's foreign policy MORE (R-Fla.) tweeted out a photo of a turkey, draped in tinfoil, warming in the oven.

"140 characters not enough to list all I am grateful for. Thank you God #HappyThanksgiving," he wrote.

Sen. John McCainJohn McCainHow does placing sanctions on Russia help America? THE MEMO: Trump's wild first month Trump’s feud with the press in the spotlight MORE's (R-Ariz.) wife, Cindy, also tweeted out a photo of their somewhat less traditional cooking plans: In the photo, McCain is about to lower their turkey into a deep-fryer. A man stands nearby with a fire extinguisher, ready for any cooking mishaps.

And Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyFlynn told FBI he didn't talk sanctions with Russian envoy: report Gorsuch hearing date set for March 20 Judiciary Committee wants briefing, documents on Flynn resignation MORE (R-Iowa), who's known for tweeting with little regard to proper spelling, spacing or grammar, told followers that "22 ppl ate thanksgiving dinner at grassley farm MrsG cooked."

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Jeanne ShaheenMattis on rise in Trump administration Scott Brown being considered for ambassador to New Zealand: report Senate advances Trump's Commerce pick MORE, Democrat from New Hampshire, tweeted a photo of her family heading to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandDems ask Trump admin to protect rule on seniors' health costs Gillibrand: I'm running for Senate, not White House Puerto Rico’s toxic dumps: Obama’s legacy, Pruitt’s opportunity MORE (D-N.Y.) sent a photo of her and her son, Henry, preparing Thanksgiving pies the night before.

Reps. Andre Carson (D-In.), Billy Long (R-Mo.), and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) all shared their volunteering plans on Twitter. 


Rep. David SchweikertDavid SchweikertLawmakers introduce the Blockchain Caucus Overnight Tech: New rules changes at FCC | Hatch meets with tech firms | Blockchain Caucus launches Dems launch early '18 attacks on GOP Senate targets MORE (R-Ariz.) also looked to be spending the day volunteering, as he tweeted a photo of a trunk full of turkeys waiting to be cooked.

Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (D) spent her morning at one of the nation's annual Thanksgiving Day "Turkey Trot" races, tweeting a photo of her grandchildren ready to go.

And at least one lawmaker was spending part of the day on that all-important of American Thanksgiving Day traditions: Football.

"Go horns and cowboys,today!" Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison tweeted, in support of the two teams.

--This story was first posted at 12:55 p.m. and has been updated.