Earlier in the week, my sister-in-law made the suggestion that instead of having the kids juggle spending Thanksgiving with both sets of parents/family, why not have Thanksgiving on Saturday so there is less stress. Done.
For some reason, this seemed a little too familiar. Had we done this before? Why yes, yes we have. Last year, I cooked the turkey on the Sunday following Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving, I grilled salmon for Sarabeth, Travis, Michael, and I. On Friday, we went to the Springs to celebrate with Christina and family. Christopher and Lauren were in California. Hilary was in Chicago with her soon-to-be inlaws.
I switched up the day in order to save my children stress. But maybe it adds stress tacking on a second Thanksgiving Day?
I better get busy planning Christmas.
Since we are home alone, I am reflecting on past Thanksgivings and am so very thankful!
This was the first Thanksgiving spent without my husband and girls. Thankfully, I spent it with the rest of my family: my parents, sisters, brother, their families, my son and his wife. I flew with my mother-in-law to Phoenix so she could spend it with her daughters. Since I took the photo, it seems like I wasn't actually there, but I was.
Two days later, the family joined me in Arizona for my nephews wedding. Happy Anniversary Nick and Laura.
This was our first Thanksgiving we celebrated away from home, and our first without Christopher. Thankful to have cousins who live nearby and who are so much fun.
The year grandson Ethan brought back memories of son Christopher eating the middle of my pumpkin pie.
The year I set my table with name cards and everything...but didn't get a single photo of our family.
The day with the cousins and inlaws, all 16 of us. (Trying to figure out what everyone is doing in these pics.)
Shortly after celebrating my inlaws 60th anniversary, we spent our last Thanksgiving with my father-in-law.
Thanksgiving 2010, somehow I don't make it into the picture yet again.
Before spending it by ourselves, Michael and I went to a movie with Hilary, Ryan, Beckham, Elisabeth, and Brian.
"Now who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place."