Monday, November 2, 2009

Bring it on!

Are you ready for the whirlwind called the Holidays?  I'm not sure if I am ready, but what choice do we have?  It's coming!

I know that November is going to fly by for me.  This week will have to be a major preparation time for me because next week I am flying to Idaho for my niece's wedding. 
I am excited but apprehensive about Thanksgiving this year.  This is the first time since 2002 that I will be hosting Thanksgiving at my house.  We usually go to Boise or Rexburg, but I guess it is finally my turn to "grow up" and have the festivities at my house.  I am a grandma now, and that is what grandmas do!

I don't know how big of a gathering we will have, but I am excited.  I know that the missionaries will be joining us.  We always enjoy that.  We started inviting the missionaries into our home for holidays when our son was serving in Philadelphia.  It adds a very nice dimension.

Of course, Thanksgiving is really only a speed bump on the road to Christmas.  I have been laying the foundation for our Christmas celebration since clear back in January.  There have been plane, and resort, and rental car, and dining, and tee time reservations to make.  We are taking our family to Florida this year.

We won't have to worry about taking many gifts cause the whole trip has a big red bow tied around it.

But you know, it doesn't really matter where or what or how grand or how simple our holidays are; the very best part will be in just being together with our children.  And this year, little Evelyn, our granddaughter, will be the sweet, juicy, bright CHERRY on the top!


Kim said...

Whenever I've hosted, I've had nightmares of the turkey turning out like it did in the movie Christmas Vacation. I'm sure you'll do much better and that it will be a Thanksgiving to remember!

Nancy said...

Your dinner will go very well, and just remember if something goes wrong, you all can laugh about it and it will be a Thanksgiving they will always remember.

neffie said...

I still can't believe Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. Good luck growing up and hosting T-day. And Florida will be an exciting Christmas celebration.

Laura said...

A tan for Christmas - what a wonderful gift! Vacations with all the memories that come from it are the best gifts!