The Holidays Are Here!

We put up our Christmas tree this weekend! I had several people tell me that was crazy. We usually put it up the day after Thanksgiving anyway, so it's only a few days earlier. I don't see the big deal. I am a big holiday person and I am definitely not skipping over Thanksgiving! It's one of my favorites. We have turkeys all over our house thanks to all the crafts Zeke has done at school this month. My Mom's group is meeting for a Thanksgiving carry-in and with all of Zeke's Thanksgiving stuff at school, it's kind of like we're having week long festivities! Our typical Thanksgiving Day activities are as follows:

I'll be getting up with the baby early Thursday morning and watch the parade with her and Zeke, whenever he rolls out of bed. I've watched the parade every year as far back as I can remember. Zeke loves to see the marching bands and of course, the balloons! While we're watching, I'll also be making my desserts! Then we'll head down to my Aunt's and the whole family will meet for lunch. This year I'm also going to try & get everyone at my Aunt's to say a little something that they are thankful for. I'd like to start that as a tradition. Then of course the next day, we will be doing our Black Friday shopping! The hubby & I always have someone watch the kids on that day so we can go out shopping and laugh at the crowds of idiots - and maybe find a few deals! ;) What are your traditions for Thanksgiving, if you have any?

(Zeke with his turkey hat!)


  1. I put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving and fully intended to put the tree up on the weekend but life got in the way. I plan on doing it Wednesday evening. I told my british Dad that I was putting up the tree and I got silence on the other end of the phone. Then "It isn't even December" said with an air of disgust. What is the big deal? I love Christmas and lights and celebrating. I don't want my 3 year old to be all bah humbub. (i am venting sorry) Good for you I say.

    Being a british ex-pat we never celebrated Thanksgiving obviously, so I have adopted my hubby's traditions. Turkey, potatoes, trimmings and everyone saying what they are thankful for around the table

  2. Oh good, I'm glad I'm not the only one! We love to enjoy our tree & decorations so we usually do put them up earlier than most.

    I went to a Thanksgiving carry-in tonight and oh my gosh....such good food! :)

  3. When did Zeke get SO big? Our tree is going up on Friday YAY!

  4. I don't know but I wish he would quit! LOL :)

  5. When did Zeke get SO big? Our tree is going up on Friday YAY!


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