Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Plans

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?
I almost am!
As I mentioned earlier this week we're hosting this year.
Some call me crazy, but really it's not that big of a deal.
I've delegated most of the food out except I'm making Southern Living's Black Bottom pumpkin pie and Brad is preparing turkey and mashed potatoes.

As most of you know by now, I really love entertaining during the holidays.
The tablescape, the family time, the memories made.
It's all so much fun!

A. Liz did a post today about Thanksgiving day plans asking everyone what their traditions and such are.
Well, I decided to post mine.

Before getting married it was a hodge podge.
I worked a lot of Thanksgiving holidays being in TV news so I use to host a early lunch at my house for all the TV 'orphans' you could call it.
My Mom and Dad would always come in to spend the holiday with me, wherever I was, and I would invite friends and co-workers who had nowhere to go to come eat at my house.

After TV news, I would generally travel to Atlanta to be with my parents or we would all travel to Louisiana to be with my brother and his family.

After getting married things changed.
Brad and I use to rotate out.
One year we would do Thanksgiving with his family, and Christmas with mine and vice-versa.
This year that has all changed.
We're having a baby so there's no running around.
My parents live in NC now(2 1/2 hours away), so I have encouraged family gatherings at our house and have both sides of the family there.
Everyone gets along and I think it makes it more special for everyone.
Don't you?
So, we'll have 10 for dinner.
My parents, Brad's parents, BIL and SIL and their kids.
It seems like the new normal and I kinda like it.

Christmas will be the same, except for our actual meal we'll be at my BIL and SIL's house.
We're thinking of having everyone over for Christmas Eve though, but that all depends on how things are moving along with Shelby.

I can't wait to share my Thanksgiving Day pictures with you all later this week!
For now, pictures of my T-day tablescape from 2-years ago when we hosted and had 15 people!!
Happy Turkey Day to you all!!!


April of Smidge Of This said...

I love reading about your traditions! I think staying put is a swell idea for you this year :) How fortunate that your families get along so well together ... that is the perfect scenario. Happy Thanksgiving, Dee!

Mandy said...

I am excited to see your pics next week as well!all this Holiday talk makes me a bit sad that we won't have a traditional thanksgiving this year. We are headed to Prague tomorrow to meetup with some dear friends, and for that I am thankful!!

Carolina Charm said...

How fun! I love that you are hosting, and 10 for dinner is pretty manageable. I love that both families get along well! Have a wonderful and warm Thanksgiving friend! xo

donatelli98 said...

Yay for you! I was supposed to host Easter 2 weeks before Lacey (aka chatty Cathy) was born but then she decided to make her debut a few weeks early and was born on Easter! Needless to say I didn't end up hosting Easterdinner that year! Have a great day and enjoy your wonderful family!!'