As I await my Friendsgiving and now have bread happily rising, casserole stirred and outfit prepped, I decided to sit back and quietly reflect on the past few years of Thanksgivings. It hasn’t been since 2010 that we’ve shared the holiday with our immediate family…isn’t that crazy? 4 years have passed and we’ve either been in Korea, Hawaii, or China! It makes me think of our coming daughter and wonder if she will ever experience going off to Grandma’s and Nana’s house as I did, snuggled in the backseat of the car, waiting to fill up my belly and greet the open doors with laughter. She may not have immediate family nearby, but she will have us, and the family we create for ourselves. It is a unique prospect to be switching into mommy-mode and want to make the holidays still special and fraught with our own traditions, wherever we are. I’m excited for it. This quote on Pinterest especially moved me:
Happy Thanksgiving to wherever you may be! Our own little time capsule of turkey days starts at the links below:)
2014: Today! Pictures of my bump and I coming soon!
Now I’m off to play some Christmas tunes LOUDLY and start sprucing this little Hale up for the holiday season!