Let's talk numbers.
First Twilight is only 8 days away!
They are doing a midnight showing here on Thursday/Friday night and I was actually considering it but we are going to take SS and his girlfriend with us so I will have to wait until Friday night.
Thanksgiving is only 13 days away.
I haven't even begun to make my menu yet. There are some dishes that make an appearance every year such as stuffing, green beans (of some kind), potatoes (of some kind) and of course turkey. And ham. Cause we like both.
After Thanksgiving we will put up our trees (we do two) and change out the decorations for Christmas ones. That is once we can all move because after eating. And eating. And eating, it's a little hard to be motivated to put up two freakin' trees. Thankfully, we can eat again after exerting all that energy.
And then there is the biggie. Christmas is only 41 days away.
OMG! I don't even know where to start. I need to make a gift list & budget. Then shop, wrap, decorate, shop, clean, address cards, bake, shop. Did I say shop? I've only picked up a handful of gifts so far...I need to get busy!
Somewhere along the way I will relax and take a moment to enjoy the season. Because more than the gifts I love being with my family, seeing their joy - whether it's from the gifts or the food. I love the lights and sparkle of Christmas decorations. I love the way my house smells when I've been baking.
We always go to my Aunt's house for Christmas Eve. It's become tradition that we play a game before opening the gifts, and each year she buys a new one to try out. Most are "charade-like" and I love to see everyone make a fool of themselves. This year it will be even better because I can record it and share it with all of you!
Christmas morning has moved around during the time we've been married. Some years we went to my sister's to see the kids open gifts, some years we went to my Dads, other years we had the kids so Christmas morning was at our house.
No matter where we start the day we always end up at my Dads. The house fills with family, good eats, gifts and laughter.
To me it's the perfect way to celebrate Christmas.
What kind of traditions do you have? Do you travel or stay at home? What will you be baking this year?