Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thanksgiving... At MY House???!!!

I'm not a cook, or the best "homemaker" and I'm not one to host a party, much less Thanksgiving. But it's happening! I must admit, I'm excited. It was Jon's idea.

We usually have Thanksgiving lunch at one of my paternal Uncle's house, but they have a lot going on right now. We thought about having it at my Ma's house, but since she passed away last year, not much has been done in the upkeep of her house. It would have put a lot of work on my Aunt and she has a lot going on too.

So, we were going to just go over to my cousin's house, but they were also having family from another side. I told Jon about all this and the man said, "Let's just have Thanksgiving at our house!". I love that man.

Our house isn't small, but it's not big either. But that's okay because I think only about 15 people (including us) will be there.

We'll have to set up a small table in the living room, and if the weather is nice, we can even set up one on the porch. Our counters are long and big enough to set up the food buffet style.

I'm not good w/ dimensions, but I think you can get an idea of how big the place is by these pictures.

It will be a bittersweet Thanksgiving. As I mentioned earlier, my Ma (Paternal Grandmother) passed away last year. Thanksgiving and Christmas will not be the same. Her birthday is coming up too. So, I imagine some good memories will be shared and I bet some tears too. I will save a special entry, just to write about her. But I will leave you with pictures of THE greatest woman I've ever known.

She was surely a Proverbs 31 woman.

1 comment:

Irritable Mother said...

What a beautiful picture of your grandmother!
Yes, I'm sure there will be a mix of laughter and tears as you gather. May God make His presence known among you all.
I hosted Thanksgiving for the first time a couple of years ago. A bit stressful, but I felt like such a grown-up! LOL!