I can hardly believe it’s the week of Thanksgiving! And by the end of the week, that chalkboard up there will be decked out in Christmas spirit! Because yes, I’m one of those who is pretty strict about waiting until after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas. But I digress.
I’m sure most of you are doing lots of prep work this week for the big day. We wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings! Our usual tradition is to all make the trip to my aunt and uncle’s house in Georgia and spend the week there. They can host one delicious thanksgiving, that’s for sure. It’s always our favorite time of the year anyway and then add great company, yummy food and a relaxing atmosphere and it’s the jam. This year, however, we are doing things a bit differently seeing as my sister is a week and 4 days out from her due date!! Clearly they didn’t want to travel of which we all agreed. And we didn’t want anyone to feel left out. So we made the executive decision to all celebrate Thanksgiving where we are and rendezvous in Georgia for Christmas–at which time Baby B will be born. I am beyond ready to meet my precious niece. It’s going to be a hustling and bustling holiday season, that’s for sure! Isn’t my sister gorgeous? I had the pleasure of taking some maternity photos for her during our family vacation at the beach 2 weeks ago.
Mitch and I will have the pleasure of hosting my mom for Thanksgiving this year. It’s not going to be as big as our usual feast in Georgia but simple is beautiful in itself! Today and tomorrow I’ll be in the kitchen a good bit– cleaning and preparing and then more cleaning and decorating. And more cleaning.
This past weekend we made a trip up to our best friend’s house and celebrated an intimate Thanksgiving with them. On the menu: pork tenderloin on the grill, squash casserole, brown rice, asparagus, a nice glass of wine, and an apple crisp with ice cream on top for dessert! It was fab. I constructed the centerpiece from sticks and leaves in their yard. The dinner was very much enjoyed with lots of laughter and memories of our friendship being shared. We are so thankful for Miles and Bekah.