Wednesday, November 24, 2010

All the bags are packed ...

Being our first Thanksgiving as newlyweds & my first official holiday away from my family I'm having a bit of a hard time with the adjustment of not waking up on Thanksgiving morning, watching the parade on TV cuddled on the sofa with my mom & sister while dad reads the real paper, and we scour the ads getting facetiously excited about the doorbuster deals we will {not really} wake up at the crack-o-dawn for the next day. I'm sure everyone goes through this feeling at some point and while I'm excited the compromise allows Christmas Eve & morning to be spent with my family, it's still hard. I make myself stop and think about how lucky I am to have had the past 27 holidays with my family and that I now have a second family and a wonderful husband to be thankful for and celebrate with. I am truly blessed in every aspect of my life and it is nice to have one day of the year to stop and celebrate those blessings.
Now that the bags are packed, I'm off to the in-laws from work this afternoon for a few days then we are headed back home to celebrate with my family and enjoy a weekend of downtime! Safe travels and a happy Thanksgiving to all!


LuvRedandWhite said...

I understand this post so much because I know that one day, I will have to decide where to spend my holidays...and being the only child will make it even harder!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and T, sweetie! Hope you two have a wonderful Thanksgiving together for the first time as husband and wife :)

Kelly said...

Totally understand! That was the hardest change when we got married. We alternate each year -
If we do Thanksgiving with my family, we do Christmas with his, then next year it will be reversed.
While it never gets easier (at least not for me), you get used to new traditions and can make your own!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Kelly V. said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Holidays may be the hardest change to go through once married (in my opinion), but the way I get through it is thinking about the new traditions we are starting as a couple :) Enjoy the time off!