Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

It's hard to believe November is just about over. The end of another year is upon us. The holidays are closing in... fast. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! Val's birthday is just weeks away ... then Christmas. The kids are SO excited already. Lots to do in the next couple of weeks. I don't feel prepared at all this year. Clint will be away almost all of December, and I feel bad he will miss out on some family holiday time. I hope to get all of the prep work done early so I can spend time with the girls and not stress. I want my girls to feel the magic and have warm holiday memories to last them a lifetime. I want to start our own traditions and hope they pass them on to their own families someday.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!! So thankful for my family and friends ... our health... and my home... I know we are blessed in so many ways. Tomorrow we will spend the day with the same friends we have spent Thanksgiving with for the past two years.

Which makes three years in a row? Three. Wow.

Just the other day I was looking in the closet at my Dad's house and just sorting through all the boxes and bags of Christmas stuff. My Mom bought those things and packed them away. Some of it she never got to use. She had a system and would alternate her decorations year after year. She'd put the things away in a box with the year on them so she'd know what she used the previous year and what to put out the next year. Her handwriting is on each box December 2007. December 2006. There's no 2008.

Sounds silly but it dawned on me then that this is the third set of holidays with out her. Sometimes it's hard to believe it's been that long already.

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