Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thanksgiving is BEFORE Christmas


We still do not have the computer up and running, although we DO have internet at the house. BUT since the computer is still in a box, probably until Saturday, I have no pictures to post =/
We have been super busy with getting the rest of the house unpacked - we only have the craft room and the man-room/office to unpack. Then it will be time to hang pictures =) I'm really looking forward to that because I feel like having stuff on those huge walls will help bring everything together.

We purchased appliances on Friday after work -- the refrigerator and dishwasher will be delivered and installed on Saturday. The microwave won't be delivered until December 7 =( BUT at least we still had the counter top microwave to bring to the new house...even if we don't use it, at least it is an option for us =)

We have volunteered to host Thanksgiving for our families this year! I am so excited! We will have the space to actually host and the available seating and counter space! I am really looking forward to cooking and baking for our families =)

I walked into WalMart this weekend and there was a Christmas countdown I walked by -- 43 days...what?! that can NOT be correct. it was people! Today marks 39 days until Christmas!
Has anyone else seen the Christmas decor already go up - even on the light poles in parking lots?! I have friends on FB who have even pulled out their Christmas decoration already. Now I LOVE Christmas and the whole Christmas season just as much as the next person, but can we please give thanks first?! Maybe I really feel this way this year because I am looking forward to decorating and being festive for Autumn/Thanksgiving, but there are already Christmas tree tents up on the sides of the road! J and I usually wait until at LEAST the weekend after Thanksgiving, if not until December before we put our Christmas decor up.

For Christmas this year, my family has planned a progressive dinner for Christmas Eve. The Husband and I are hosting the appetizers and drinks; my sister and her husband will host the main dinner; we'll all go to church and then it's back to my parent's house for dessert and gift giving. I'm really looking forward to this as well =)

I just love the holiday season and this time of year =) I can't wait to start sharing pictures and crafts with you again =) AND I am looking forward to hosting dinners and parties this year =) Oh and let us not forget the 2nd annual cookie baking party =)

Do you decorate for Autumn? When does your Christmas decor make an appearance?


Emily said...

Can't wait to see pictures of the house! I know it is beautiful! :) Our fall decor was put up in September and we are putting Christmas up this weekend and the weekend after Thanksgiving. I like to enjoy our Christmas decor for more than a month! :)

Carolyn said...

Can't wait to see pics of the house! :) And your Thanksgiving decorations!

Taryn said...

I can only celebrate one holiday at a time, so my Christmas decorations don't go up until AFTER Thanksgiving.

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

I love the holiday season! And we decorate for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving too : )

But I kinda just see it as one huge holiday season.

J and A said...

Exciting!!! I love progressive dinners, so fun! :) Can't wait to see photos of your place!

Faith said...

i def. decorate for autumn and my Christmas decor comes up the day after Christmas!

you have so many exciting things coming upt ... i can only imagine how excited you are to host the dinners!

can't wait to see pictures!!