|My family with friend Heidi|
Usually I have Thanksgiving in my house and invite family over. We also try to invite people over that don't have any family so that they aren't just sitting home. This year, since we'll be gone for Christmas, we agreed to change things up and have Thanksgiving with Charles' family. Usually we do Thanksgiving at our house and then Christmas Eve with Charles family. Then Christmas day with my family.
I was a little sad not cooking the full Thanksgiving meal myself. I enjoy every single bit of it. It's even hard for me to let my mom help out because I love to cook it so much! Some day I hope its a big affair at my house. As my kids grow up and have their own families, I hope to host it! It's such an important day to me. I actually prefer it over Christmas because presents aren't expected. We just visit together and maybe play board games after.
To be fair though, I don't get a chance to see Charles' family often. It's definitely hard when you're married because you have to be sure to split the holidays up without anyone getting offended. It was good to see all his family. Charles' grandma had 10 children so you can imagine how the family has gotten huge. I love it and am excited about my own large family. I hope, I hope, I hope we all stay near when they are grown. It would break my heart to have a kid move away.