I can't believe how fast the days are flying by! Thanksgiving is exactly two weeks away and Christmas is only 6 weeks away. Thankfully half of my Christmas shopping is done and I have a pretty good idea what I have left to buy. The closer it gets to Christmas the more I typically stress out about shopping, so this has been great getting it done way early. OH and did I mention that I keep a list going for Christmas gifts ALL YEAR LONG. Yea, I know pathetic.
Anyway, my list making is in full swing with having to plan for the upcoming Thanksgiving Small Group Dinner we're hosting at our house for 14 PEOPLE next Tuesday!! I have no idea how this is going to work, but somehow we'll make everyone fit. We're going all out with turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole - once our friend Chad offered to make the turkey everyone else was yelling out their favorite holiday dishes to bring. And of course I'm making our molasses cookies with pumpkin fluff - yummy!! Then we're going to close the evening taking communion together, it's going to be awesome. But there's just so much to do!!!
- Clean the house!
- Buy nice decorative fall paper plates & napkins!
- Get the decorations down from the attic & decorate the house!
- Figure out how to magically lengthen the dining room table for 14 people!
... I'm sure I'll think of more.
I love entertaining, its so much fun and I'm going to do my best to keep the camera out and within reach.
Then the actual day of Thanksgiving our friends Matt & Amy have invited us to join their family for the day. I'm excited and relieved to not have to do the whole Thanksgiving meal again, its just too much work for 2 people anyway.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving Jason and I will be heading up to Smyrna to pick out our Noble Fir Christmas tree, which I'm super excited about. We keep trying to get our friends to join us and buy a real tree, but out here everyone usually does FAKE trees!!! WHY!!??? Seriously, you might be cleaning up pine needles for the rest of the year, but smelling Christmas Tree in your home is so worth it and the best thing ever!
Let the list making commence!