Between you and me, I’m not a huge Halloween fan. I like everything associated with the holiday– apple picking, pumpkin carving, pumpkin-flavored baking, scary movies, CANDY!–but the actual night of Halloween? I’d rather just watch some scary movies and give out candy.
I guess I’ve always been more of a homebody…
Now that Halloween is over, though, we can move on to the IMPORTANT holidays. I live for this season.
I used to be all “Christmas is my favorite holiday!” but secretly? It’s Thanksgiving, people. Because Christmas, you only get one day of presents. But Thanksgiving? You get a WHOLE WEEK OF YUMMY, OH SO GOOD FOOD!!! (yes, I’m talking about Thanksgiving leftovers, people!)
That’s right. And this year, I scored myself an extra family by getting married, so that means, not one, but TWO Thanksgiving dinners! And Eric’s family has a tradition of having a Saturday dinner with even more family, so that’s THREE Thanksgiving dinners…and a heck of a lot of leftovers!
And then once Thanksigivng is done, it’s only a few more weeks until Christmas dinner! Obviously, we need to remember that holidays are all about the food. And then the Christmas caroling, and the Christmas boat parade, and going to houses and looking at Christmas lights and drinking hot cocoa with miniature marshmellows!
And you know what makes this Christmas even more special?? It’s Eric and I’ s very first Christmas together!!
Huh? <–that’s you
Well, Eric and I had met after Thanksgiving last year, but we had only known each other a month and were still in the “just friends” category. So really–this is the first time we’ll get to start traditions and be a family on Christmas. And my mother-in-law already got us our very first Christmas ornament with the year emblazoned on it! EEEEEEeeeee!
Sorry…obviously I get really excited thinking about the holidays. They make me so happy, I start to type really fast, wiggle in my chair and just go “eeeeeee!!!”
*Must. Calm. Down.*
Okay. What do you love about the holidays??
*And please no Scrooges. I don’t let anyone ruin the holidays for me!*