Then I realized what a brilliant plan it was! No chance of us hosting, so no frantic scrubbing, scouring, dusting, and cleaning. No rolls or pies to make. No schedule to follow. We have just enjoyed this week with our own little family. And we're spending today watching the Macy's parade and lots of football. Later, after naps, we'll load our boys up and head to Cracker Barrel. Laugh if you must, but it's the perfect place for kids, and it's home-style cooking.
Now, we are only skipping the family event because it's family that we see every week, all year round. If this were a get together with loved ones that we don't see often - we would be there. But I think we will make this a new tradition. We alternate years of celebration with my family and my husband's - and now, every three years we will skip all the hub-bub and spend our Thanksgiving day with our own little family, and leave the cooking to someone else. As the boys get older, we can try out much nicer places. And I can bake pies or rolls anytime I want. Maybe even today.
This year I am thankful for:my husband
our eternal marriageour sonsthe time the five of us have to spend together (especially this
week)our healthour beautiful homeplenty of material blessingsour extended familythe word of the Lord through scriptures and prophetsthe atonement of the Savior Jesus Christ