No time to sit down and take a break from the crazy chaos of Halloween....it is on to the next event. Here we are less than a month from Thanksgiving and less than 2 months from the always greatly anticipated Christmas Holiday. I have to admit that even though the next couple of months are going to be busy I can't help but love putting on the heavy sweaters, tall warm boots, cooking chili and nestling in under a blanket on a cold day. I love the smells of fall, the way everyone starts decorating and how the malls make you feel around the holidays. It is a busy time but I am always ready for it to come and always ready for it to go once it is over.
I get the privilege of hosting the Mott Thanksgiving again this year and although it is alot of work I love every minute of it. The family continues to grow it is exciting to see everyone all together every year. I have learned alot during my last 4 years of hosting. Keep the appetizers light, ask for help, no one really notices if everything isn't perfect and the most important...the more carbs the better.
I am starting to browse the toy sites online to see what the gifts are going to be this year. I am putting together a holiday card with the help of a very talented friend and trying to meet up with special friends for coffee or drinks.
Did I mention that I leave tomorrow for Las Vegas? My mom asked me to go with her to see the Garth Brooks concert. I am leaving all kids with their dear father and my dear husband. My sister is staying back to come over and help out with whatever is needed. I am also getting some help from dear Marcia and Aunt Myrna. They say it takes a village to raise a family so I am cashing in on my villagers. We will be returning Sunday night so I am very much looking forward to it.
Unfortunately I must go because it does take some organizing to be able to leave. I have a huge list still left to complete.