Since I am sure I won’t have time to write a post tomorrow, figured I’d better squeeze one in today.
The holidays are such a strange time of year. Everyone has their own personal way of dealing with them. Some people put up ten zillion lights, some people get totally depressed, others pay no attention. Personally, the 6 weeks of Thanksgiving to Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year. I can’t get enough of it. If it were up to me, it would be the holiday season all year long. My depression sets in during January, when I realize I have to start my wait all over again.
For me and Casey, this year’s Thanksgiving is extra special. It is our first joint-family celebration, and we are hosting! I can’t even tell you how excited I am. It will be almost everyone from both our immediate families (we’ll miss you, becca!), and it’s also the first time Casey’s family will be at our new house.
I read so many blogs where people complain and moan about their future-in-laws, and I know even the term “in-law” has a terrible connotation. But I love mine. Really. It’s one of the many great perks of getting married – I’m inheriting this whole other wonderful family!
Even though Casey and I are hosting this year, don’t be worried – I’m not cooking a single thing. Casey has been cooking all week, making homemade chicken and vegetable stocks, homemade cornbread for the stuffing, and all sorts of other yummy goodness. And yes, I know how lucky I am to be marrying a fabulous cook.
I am in charge of cleaning the house prior to guests’ arrival, setting our fabulous dining room table, doing all the dishes, and helping out wherever I can.
Looking ahead to Thursday, I am thankful for so many things. Among them: a fiance I am grateful for every day, cuddly dogs, a mom and sisters I couldn’t live without, a beautiful home, and a group of friends I cherish.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!