It's Carrie from Stalking the Bookshelves. The lovely Loretta asked me to pop on over and talk about some of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions. So here goes...
My top favorite thing about Thanksgiving of course is the food. Thanksgiving is my favorite meal of the whole year! Cut the turkey, don't skimp on the mash potatoes and gravy, more stuffing please, can you pass me a roll and don't forget the sweet potatoes! Seriously best food ever.
We usually spend Thanksgiving Day with my in-laws because my parents live in VA. The ladies are in the kitchen cooking and the boys are in the family room watching football on the big screen. My mother-in-law makes the turkey, the rolls and the mash potatoes. I'm in charge of making my famous peachy sweet potatoes with nuts and marshmallows, the stuffing (I have to have stuffing) and I usually make a pecan pie. My father-in-law always has a few pumpkin pies for dessert as well that he insists he made from scratch. Next time he should rip the grocery store sticker off the top before putting it on the counter. *wink wink* There is usually always tons of leftovers to take home. Gotta have turkey sandwiches on rolls for the next day.
Speaking of the next day: Black Friday. I love to shop but I hate shopping on Black Friday. I hate battling the crowds, standing in long lines and having to get up at the crack of dawn to make sure I can get what I want. So therefore if I have to shop I do it online, in my pajamas, in my nice warm house.
A new tradition we have started since the birth of my son is putting up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. My son loves to help me decorate so we spend the day decorating the tree and the house for Christmas. He loves to pick out the ornaments and find special places for each of them on the tree. His favorite part is after we put the star on top and we turn the lights on. Seeing the way everything sparkles and shines puts a big smile on his face. The holidays are always made more special by the magic in a child's eyes. That's what the season is really all about, isn't it?
Well that's it for me. A big thank you to Loretta for having me and a very Happy Thanksgiving to each of you! Enjoy your food induced coma. I know I will.
Thank you Carrie being my guest on the blog.
What are your Traditions? Share them with me!