Well Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It is a little bitter-sweet for me this year simply because while I do have a lot to be thankful for, we find ourselves without many people to share it with.
It has been a tradition since we bought our first house that we cook Thanksgiving at our house, and every year we have family come here. Typically the family would celebrate at their homes on other days (because everyone wants turkey leftovers!) Well this year, we are not high on everyones list of favorite family members (for various reasons) so we are spending Thanksgiving with just our small family. Again, I am so thankful for the opportunity to even celebrate Thanksgiving, however I am sad to see the tradition come to an end… especially because Monkey is at such a great age for holidays right now.
We are still going ahead as though everyone were coming over… Travis ordered the biggest turkey he could and I am planning on making a few pies, but I can’t help but feel a little sad about the fact the house won’t be crammed full of family and the beautiful noise of kids playing. Our doctor appointment is on Tuesday, so I am praying we have a new little life to be thankful for… and I am really grateful for the way the pregnancy has gone thus far.
That being said, we are starting a new tradition this year. Since we have a lot of our Christmas shopping done, we are going to put up our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving… and hopefully some outdoor lights too. I am excited to pull out our ornaments and this year we have one to add from Breckenridge. I can’t wait for Monkey to see the tree (and some of the presents we have) because I think she will just be in awe. And, this is going to be Monkeys last Christmas as an only child, so I really plan on spoiling the heck out of her. 😉
As I said in the beginning, this will be a bittersweet Turkey Day, but I also believe God will come into our holiday and do amazing things. And for that I am forever grateful.