Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving (or rather Happy Official Start of the Christmas Season)...

Whoohooo! Thanksgiving is finally here. I am so excited! Not because of our traditional Norman Rockwell sit-down-at-the-dining-room-table-with-the-fancy-china-turkey-dinner that I so fondly remember from my childhood. Nope. Because it's officially the start of the Christmas season! I can finally come out of the closet now.



Yes. I've been listening to the non-stop Christmas music station for almost two weeks now. If Christmas Carols was the Final Jeopardy category, I'd "Bet it all, Alex!" And I'd blow my winnings at the Black Friday sales.

The Little Ballerina talked me into hanging the stockings by the chimney with care about a week ago.


The nutcrackers have also found their posts above the fireplace.

Even the chickens have gotten into the holiday spirit.

The local grocery store has been selling trees for about a week now. I would have brought one home, but they didn't have the kind I like.

Don't get me wrong though. I do love Thanksgiving. The feast. The fun. The family. Uncle Jimmy will be coming over this afternoon for Thanksgiving "sushi." The ballerinas voted for sushi over turkey. Works for me. I am very grateful and thankful for all the blessings we have. But since our family can't all be together this year, I'm happy to take the easy way out. We will stop to reflect today. To give thanks. To remember those who can't be with us.

But not for too long. Our weekend plans our loaded.

I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful that you have all come into my life...be it on this side of the keyboard or the virtual side. Your friendship and support have been such a blessing. Thank you for being there.

13 comments:

Nicolle said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy your sushi, and your girls, and Uncle Jimmy. I love the list. Brows....made me smile. :))

The tropical nutcrackers are adorable, as are the lights on the chicken coop.

So thankful for your friendship.

xoxo.

Amy said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Sounds like a perfect day. I wish we were having sushi instead of turkey!

Kim {Yep, they are all mine} said...

Happy Holidays, my friend. xoxo

Jennifer Thompson said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gabe said...

Kim, I hope you had a wonderful, sushi filled day! that even though BSD was gone, you had fun!

Looks like a busy, fun weekend and can I just second the no homework with a resounding no school! Because I could seriously use a week long break from that!

Happy Thanksgiving! and I love that Target lady!

karren said...

I had to laugh about the menu, but I say do what pleases you! I needed christmas early too. Your stockings er the cutest!!!

Karina said...

You go girl. Put on your elf hat and jingle away. little K wanted o put up the tree last week so it's driving me a bit nuts to have Christmas and fell decor mixed together. On the agenda today is to pack up all things orange. Love the nutcrackers.

sloan said...

i'm totally envious of your christmas enthusiasm - still struggling to find mine ;-) i do love that surfer nutcracker, though - perfect - and the lights on the coop are a very jolly touch ... your photos are helping to de-ice my grinchy heart tonite - thanks, friend - i'm thankful for you, too ...

Kristin said...

OMG girl, you crack me up! Sushi, a decorated chicken coop, a BSD Nutcracker, and brows on your to do list!!! Now that's real! I feel better knowing you're enjoying each and every moment of this magical time of year! Hugs to you and, just so you know, your friendship and support are a huge blessing to me as well!

Amy said...

Can I just ditto what Kristin said? She always says it better than me anyway ;-) So glad you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Kristi said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Sounds like you guys had a great day! Love the to do list!

Megan said...

That chicken coop is the coolest ever. Happy belated Thanksgiving Kim - thankful to have 'met' you!