I love Thanksgiving.
We have a rule in the Acevedo family: No Christmas before Thanksgiving.
That means no Christmas decorations, no Christmas tree shopping, no Christmas music, nothing.
Thanksgiving always gets the shaft as malls put up their Christmas decorations as soon as the last of the Halloween candy is passed out on October 31st. It's a shame because I really just want to enjoy the beauty of autumn before I get swept up into the winter wonderland of Christmas. Plus, what's not to love about a holiday that revolves around eating?! I love eating! I love all the delicious food we get to enjoy together. We already had a taste of Thanksgiving last Saturday night when our small group hosted a pre-Thanksgiving meal/going away party for us. Turkey, dumplings, cornbread, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, baked mac-n-cheese. It was ALL good. And they were sweet enough to give us a little card and gift. We have an amazing small group! And tomorrow Alex and I will have a cozy dinner with the Metzgers and the Vanderburgs. I'm happy we won't be alone on Thanksgiving and that we'll get to celebrate with some amazing people that we love.
So before you get all caught up in the Christmas spirit, don't forget to give thanks for this yummy holiday we will be celebrating tomorrow.
[image courtesy of hillarybird]