(I've learned an important lesson when it comes to posting de blog: Post when you feel GOOD! Not BAD!)
(And nothing else about vomit!)
So. I'm sure you've noticed the stores and streets and such are all bedecked for Christmas, or at least in the process of it. I've always been a tad annoyed by this, the way Thanksgiving kind of gets uncomfortably wedged between Halloween and Christmas and therefore a bit forgotten altogether. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. The focus on being thankful, the food, the scents ... I love it all. I love Christmas, too, but I always feel that it sort of overshadows Thanksgiving. I've also always been a staunch supporter of No Christmas Decs Until The Day After Thanksgiving.
Um ... until this year.
I'm blaming this one on the Cub. I'm SO excited this year to spring into action with the Christmas decorations. Last year was Cub's first Christmas, but he was only two months old and wasn't exactly fascinated with it yet. But this year, he is fascinated with EVERYTHING, so, naturally, there are some Christmas boxes in the living room and the beginnings of a nativity set up in the kitchen. And I can't wait for him to see the tree. And, I'm usually pretty matchy-matchy when it comes to Christmas decs, but this year I found myself in Hobby Lobby, passing by the glittery snowflakes and frosted gold balls and making a beeline for the stuff I thought Cub would like. Yep. I'm already headed that direction.
But, I'm still excited for Thanksgiving. I've always loved Thanksgiving. Ever since I married my husband, Thanksgiving has meant the gathering of a ton of family members and a full day of food and games (BUNCO!). I love it. Thanksgiving at my family's house was always a bit smaller, until recently when our California relatives realized that Arkansas is NOT SCARY and now love to come and spend an extended time for Thanksgiving at my parents' house. Christmas means a Christmas Eve service with candlelight and dinner with family. Christmas morning is a smaller affair on both sides, with immediate family only. And I love that, too.
So, here's the open-ended post for the week: Which is your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving or Christmas? Why? And ... do YOU have Christmas decorations out yet?? :)
Have a lovely weekend, friends.