I had many intentions of writing before Thanksgiving and updating the happenings around here. But…life is busy, time slipped away, I had to finish season two of Downton Abbey…blah, blah, blah.
Thanksgiving weekend was wonderful, for many reasons. Great food, family, laughter, games, Starbucks, and short naps, to name a few. I’ve always loved Christmas and thought of it as my favorite holiday, but as I get older, I just might be making the switch to Thanksgiving as my new favorite.
It’s the kick-off to the holiday season and everyone isn’t all partied out just yet. There’s no racing around for gifts and no “I’m getting sick of Christmas music”. Just a relaxing day of eating, hanging out, and being thankful.
In our family, we switch off holidays between Andy’s and my sides of the family. This year was a bit of a mash-up. Charles and Jo are in Malaysia for the year, but Sarah and Edmund are living in Seattle, which meant they came to our house, along with some of my side of the family. Everyone contributed to the meal and we feasted in a big way. We were able to Skype with Charles and Jo to make the day complete.
A happy-late-Thanksgiving to all, and let the shopping, baking, Christmas music, and bustling begin!