I just love this week every year. Tonight we kick off the week with our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner @ church...it's not your traditional night. They guys gather fun stuff about each other all year and have a good time making fun of each other and make us all laugh. It is a fun night and people get a glimpse into the life as a staff person at FCC in a way they never thought!
Another thing I love is the kids only have 2 days of school this week...which means I get time off also since I sub. By Wednesday my sister and her family will be here and I usually cook dinner on Wed. night so my mom's kitchen stays clean for Thursday! Which we only live 2 doors down from her...yep...nice! (most of the time..LOL...just kidding mom!! We love you!!)
On Thursday we will all go to my moms and stuff our face! My mom makes the best ever stuffing!! I could just have that and be happy!! I really do love Thanksgiving. Why? Because you just get together and have fun, visit and there is no pressure of giving gifts...just eating and being thankful for what God has blessed us with.
Thursday night we always go see a movie as a family. It's a nice way to end our day.
Then on Friday my nieces and I get early and go shopping and then have breakfast at Panera. We have done this for years and I look forward to it so much now! I have the best nieces ever...on both sides of our family. My sister's girls are getting older now and it is fun to watch them shop. They are 21 and 17! WOW!! We aren't serious about it, just enjoy the fun of it.
Friday afternoon we drag out all the Christmas Decorations and begin the process of hanging it all up! I love having the lights and decorations up. It feels so warm in the house.
Sat...well that is bedlam day....OSU vs. OU. So we sit down and enjoy leftovers and some football. GO POKES!!! So that is our week. I just love it. I love my family. I will show you picks of our day!
How about you? What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving? Any traditions you enjoy?