Hello all! Happy turkey day to my fellow ‘Mericans! This is one of my favorite holidays. I know some dread getting together with extended family, not me. My wife, Lucy, and I both get along great with our respective in-laws and siblings. To me, this is a day to enjoy time with great family, great food, a little football on TV and, weather permitting, a little catch outside too! And privately, it is nice for Lucy and I to reflect on all we are thankful for.
Our plan this Thanksgiving is to drive up to NewTrumpLand (aka Washington D.C.) where Lucy’s brother lives with his wife and 1.5 year old daughter. And also, Lucy’s parents will be making the trip over from their home in the Midwest. It is always great getting our 2.5 year old together with his cousin. While we Skype regularly with them, they haven’t been together in person since late June. They have always been so infatuated with each other, it’ll be great to see them playing together again.
It isn’t every year that we get together with family for Thanksgiving anymore. We’ve been living in Charlotte for the last five years, far away from both sides of our families and any siblings. We always get back home for Christmas which means we’ve spent a few Thanksgivings with just ourselves. That is always nice and sort of fun in its own right, but not quite the same. Last year we had fun with it though, just staying in and having a nice relaxing time with Jr. We ordered a pre-made turkey dinner from the local grocery store which made it stress free and gave us more time with Jr. and less time in the kitchen (cooking and cleaning up).
The other thing I love about Thanksgiving, now that I’m thinking of it, is it is the beginning to the holiday season. Christmas is on the horizon! We usually start decorating the week after, Christmas music is on the radio, and we always look forward to to watching our favorite Christmas movies. Lucy’s favorite movie is the The Muppet Christmas Carol and my go to has always been Home Alone. Great times as always!
Gotta love the traditions of the holiday season! And as our family continues to grow, with our second on the way, we look forward to developing our very own family traditions together.
Happy Thanksgiving to all! We’ll see you back here on Monday.
The Green Swan