Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Full of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. We like to spend time eating good food and talking.

My parents divorced when I was a kid and it seemed like we were with my dad for nearly every Christmas so my mom always made sure that Thanksgiving was our big holiday. We went all out with the food and music. Our favorite tradition was to watch a few of our holiday favorites while noshing on favorite foods.

Ever year it was the same three movies: White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street and It's a Wonderful Life. Those three movies are still some of my favorite movies and I fully intend to make my children suffer through them too. It's been fun incorporating my husband's traditions in with my own. Turkey and stuffing sandwiches on rolls for breakfast, Christmas morning. Yes. Please.

I love November 1st through January 1st. There's hope and something to look forward to. As someone who hates the winter and snow (I live in Utah, home of skiing and I'd rather get a root canal than plummet down a giant mountain at 3000 miles an hour), I can tolerate the white fluff and frigid snow until the holidays end. Then, I'm begging for summer. There's something about twinkling lights and Christmas music that make the snow feel much cozier than it really is.

I have been blessed with a wonderful family. Even though we fight like crazy people and there are times we flat out refuse to speak to each other, we love each other and when push comes to shove, we have each others back. I love that I have added to my family with two beautiful girls and equally crazy, but lovable in-laws. It makes my life much more entertaining and fulfulling.

As we go into Thankgiving mode, I have a lot to be thankful for and not very much to complain about. When I look at my blessings, my problems are really put into perspective.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving full of turkey, pumpkin pie and holiday cheer!

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