I am wife to a magnificent man and mother to five wonderful children. Three of my children were born in the Northwest and two were born thousands of miles away in Liberia, West Africa. Birthplace is no matter, all of my children were born in my heart. This is our journey.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Food, Family and Fun

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Christmas used to be but it always had the letdown that was so hard to get over. As I got older and then started my own household a new favorite emerged. Thanksgiving took center stage since it is the beginning of the holiday season. There are no gifts to buy and oh how I love setting a Thanksgiving table.

Decorating a table has become a tradition for me. They have been simple to elaborate but I love doing it. There is something about being thankful that inspires me. I am sure that this year will be no different. Plans are forming in my head and a list is begging to be made. I love the planning almost more than the actual day.

Now that I am married, there is the challenge of balancing time with both sides of the family. We are usually home on the actual day and then spend the next day or Saturday with my side of the family. The balancing is worth it. Making time with family a priority is always worth it.

I love that my husband enjoys it as much, if not more, than I do. It is a whole family affair. We spend the day before making pies with the kids. They each have something that ends up on the table that they had their hand in. We clean together, cook together and eat together. They are involved in all of it. Maybe that's why I like it so much.

So what are your plans? Time with family? Invite the neighbors? Find a restuarant?

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Hip Mom's Guide said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite, too. And-on a totally unrelated note-I love the photo in your header!

Grab_the_Irons said...

Thanksgiving is the BEST holiday. Eating and family and fun, without the stress of presents and candy and more stress...