Thanksgiving was held at our house last week and was lots of work, but well worth it. There was so much food (oh my goodness, the leftovers) and lots of good times had by all. I especially love how all of our family is together at Thanksgiving, not just my side but my husband’s family too… and to me, they’re all our family and all so special to us both. There was lots of cooking and baking (I decided at the last minute to stick to my tried-and-true Oatmeal Raisin recipe but I do have to try Smitten Kitchen’s recipe soon) and of course, my favorite part was dessert. My husband and I ordered a delicious turkey from Wholefoods and it was his first time carving the holiday bird (and he did a great job, thanks to a few videos from youtube!).
After Thanksgiving had officially passed this weekend, we decided to get going on Christmas decorations since it’s not that too far away. We spent this past Sunday night relaxing in our pj’s and decorating the tree; or rather, I decorated it while my husband sat and read a book on the couch. However, it was still a sublime evening with Christmas music playing, a fire blazing in the fireplace, homemade soup and hot apple cider for dinner, and our kitties joining us for the relaxing evening too. It’s past all the hustle and bustle of the holidays to these special moments at home with my loved ones that I really enjoy and always pine for.