I decided something this weekend as we waved goodbye to our Thanksgiving guests, closed the door and the brooms, mops, and tinsel started flying…there needs to be more time between these holidays, people. There just does. I know I’m not alone
. Do you think if we write a letter to someone at Hallmark, they’ll make Thanksgiving like the second Thursday in November?
I won’t hold my breath for that little switcheroo, but here’s to hoping. So our Thanksgiving…it was so good. I have made the turkey many times now and I always think that this year its the best one ever!! I should have stopped at the turkey, because besides him, I had enough carbs to kill a small animal. But that’s the point, right? Or at least one of the points?? 🙂
We let the kids craft and play Wii and dream up their own crazy games. We shopped on Thanksgiving night, which was fun/scary/a saver’s dream/intense/funny, and we got most of our Christmas shopping done. This year we’re going simple like we did last year. Each kid will have about 4 gifts to open and then Santa will bring them some things from their wishlists (which is totally debatable, because some things are just dumb…a baby that poops? Dude, we already have that.) We went junking a little and ate out at some great places.
To me, time is crazy. Like how is it possible that we’ve spent three years in a row with the Stahle’s
for Thanksgiving?? How? Its so fast! (back to my whole calendar idea…I think it would help things not seem so speedy, right?!) We love seeing family-friends on this holiday and it’s become such a fun tradition.
Jarrod took Monday off from work and we used Sunday and Monday to decorate and get our tree. The kids have a tree with all their fun ornaments and we have a skinny little tree in the living room. I put out a couple other things, but that’s about it. The kids love to look in the Christmas totes and remember things…their stockings are there, special ornaments, the little stacking Santas. Its December 4th and I don’t have my normal Advent activities organized or my Jesse Tree out. Really, does it matter? I think we make things harder than they have to be sometimes…but I’ll save that for another post.
How is your December so far?
Is your tree up?
Are you still feeling the carbs of Thanksgiving?
Too many questions?
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