Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

For the first time in our family life here on Maui, we are celebrating Thanksgiving by ourselves. No friends around. Just us - Bradley, Gardner, Noelle and Liza. It feels kinda weird.  We are used to having friends in our house, or going to a friend's house.  The kids keep on asking "is anyone coming tomorrow?" I think they too thinks it's kinda weird that we are celebrating Thanksgiving by ourselves. It's almost like we are left out.

I am sure we will be doing a lot of calling family and friends around the US to greet each and everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  But we will be eating Thanksgiving Dinner as a family, just us.

I think being by ourselves might be  good thing. Maybe we really need it, and it's meant to be.  We can converse as a family. We can talk about what we are thankful for. We can be at ease with ourselves. I know it may be my "introvert" self talking right now.  But I am a firm believer of always looking at a positive in every situation, and interacting as a family is a good thing.

We are deep frying a turkey. We are cooking all the traditional side dishes that goes with it. Bradley is baking his famous delicious Apple Pie.  And we are going to have a sit down meal together.  I even bought some flowers to make our table look nice (yep that's the one on the photo above).

We are blessed in more ways than one.  It is proper to take the time to reflect and be thankful for all the wonderful blessings we have.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!


FootPrints said...

sounds like a nice dinner! if we didnt have any family or friends over, i'm sure my kids would keep questioning why no one is hanging out with us.
i was just telling my husband last night, that i really want to have a sit down dinner with our family. we never have!
i think it's a goal for next year.
happy Thanksgiving

Karen said...

I bet the introvert in you loved it. Sounds so relaxing with no one else to think about but the 4 of you. And Bradley's apple pie and fried turkey are so good that honestly you were probably happy you didn't have to share! Now let the parties and socializing begin!

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