Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The holidays are upon us!
Can you believe its almost Thanksgiving 2008??? It's just crazy when I think about it. Where has the past year gone? The past few years? They each seem to be going by faster and faster, my kids are getting older and older as am I. I know, that's a good thing, that's life but still, it seems I close my eyes and the end of another year is crashing down on me.
This season is my favorite time of the year. This year is much different for my family than usual. The economy has hit us hard so we're cutting back on a lot but I'm still trying to keep those holiday traditions intact for my girls. Today I'm cooking a turkey and my MIL will be coming over to spend the day with us. We'll celebrate her birthday, which is Thursday at the same time. My four year old gets to make the cake and do the frosting which is her favorite part!
On Thanksgiving we'll continue our tradition of going to my husbands grandparents house. He has a huge Italian family so there will be tons of people, talk and food! I love spending Thanksgiving there. I get my belly full of traditional Thanksgiving food as well as homemade Italian and I share laughs with this family. His grandma is a storyteller and I love listening to things that have happened to her in the past.
Then on Friday we'll be home. I'll make hot apple cider with my girls (if this weather will stay cool long enough) and we'll decide what theme we want to decorate the tree with this year.
Christmas is a whole other group of traditions that I'll save for a later date. I'm the woman who wants to decorate right after Thanksgiving. I LOVE Christmas and my oldest is following right along in my footsteps.
What do you do with your family for Thanksgiving? Any fun family traditions? When do you start to decorate for Christmas?