This month's EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival theme choices were 1) What is your favorite tradition for the Thanksgiving holiday? or 2) How are you going to prepare your business for the holiday rush? Since this will be our first holiday season with our BeadedTail shop, I have no idea how to prepare so I chose the discuss my favorite traditions for Thanksgiving.
Growing up I always remember my mom's fantastic stuffing and spending the day with family. We have a small family and I'm an only child so Thanksgiving was always a nice time to get together with grandparents and celebrate the day with good food and football. On November 23, 1983, the day before Thanksgiving that year, I began dating my now husband and he became a part of every Thanksgiving celebration!
Since the early 1990's, after hubby and I moved from Kansas to Colorado and later to Oregon, we have been celebrating all holidays with just the two of us as jobs and pets keep us from traveling to visit my mom in Las Vegas or my dad, Grandma and other family in Kansas. They are busy too so are unable to come visit us during the holidays.
Even though it's just the two of us, we still fix a Thanksgiving dinner, although on a much smaller scale, and we also have to watch football. We'll start a fire in the fireplace and just enjoy a nice, quiet day. This year will be more special since it's the 25th anniversary of our first Thanksgiving together and this is the year of our 20th wedding anniversary too. And of course, getting to spend the day with Sadie, Isabella and Angel is just the dollop of whipped cream on the already perfect pumpkin pie!