Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas then Thanksgiving?

Oh, I don't like when I haven't blogged in a while. I have been busy, but just in a slight blog funk this month. I guess Russell and I try to rest up the whole month of November before December--the most busy time of year.

I was thinking about Thanksgiving. I am so very much ready to see our families. I can hardly wait. I am so ready to drive to Camden, walk through the house where I grew up and just reminisce. If you haven't noticed before, I love to reminisce. :) I have thought a lot about keeping traditions alive even when it comes to the tiny details. It makes me giddy with excitement thinking about next Thursday.

So, let me address the "elephant in the room" when it comes to Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Are you big on the rule, "NO Christmas until AFTER Thanksgiving holiday"?
Some people get so offended when others decorate their house any time before Thanksging. When I was little, my parents really were adament on the "first Thanksgiving then Christmas" rule. I am sort of in between. I LOVE Fall, and love Thanksgiving, so I try to enjoy that holiday. Russell and I always go home for Thanksgiving, so we were going to try to get a few Christmas decorations up this coming weekend. We aren't in a huge hurry about it though. I AM, however, listening to Christmas music and watching a few Christmas movies. I only do that because we have so many cd's for Christmas and too many movies for the holiday, as well.
Whatever floats your boat, y'all! Just take one day at a time, one thing at a time. Maybe after that, it won't seem so stressful. We will just soak in the memories that will be made.
Submit yourselves, then to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7