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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Reflecting on the holiday season.

I absolutely love the holidays. I love the cooking, the opportunities for hosting get-togethers, baking, and of course the eating of the food was baked & cooked! I absolutely love all things culinary and it isn't a surprise that the holidays are one of my favorite times of year. 

Finally got through Thanksgiving and it was great. In the month of November we hosted three thanksgivings and enjoyed one at our church. That was four Thanksgivings this year! Three of which I did quite a bit of cooking for. Good golly it was fun, but exhausting. The first of these Thanksgivings was for our friends. I haven't attended many of these "Friendsgiving" dinners and have never hosted one, so I was pretty excited about the prospect of enjoying time with a few of my favorite people. Unfortunately, not everyone we hoped would come was able to make it, but it was okay. It was a great time and everyone enjoyed bringing their special side dishes and sharing with each other. I can't tell you how much it means to me to be able to invite people into my home.

That's right I'm one of those crazy people that loves having all their friends over ALL THE TIME. Cleaning up afterwards is never fun, but it is so worth it for the fun that we have with friends and family. 

The second Thanksgiving we enjoyed was with our church family. Every year the entire church sits down to a meal in the middle of November. This year was actually the Sunday before Thanksgiving. We actually had planned to host a Thanksgiving dinner for a group the on Wednesday before Thanksgiving so we have a grand total of three full blown Thanksgivings in one week!!! Let me tell you. I was pretty full by the end of it. Not sure that I've recovered yet.

It's safe to say that my appetite has definitely been kind of lacking since then. Almost feels as though my body is trying to apologize for eating so much over the course of that week.

Surely hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving! What did you get to do? Did you overeat? Why am I even asking? Of course you did! Everyone does.

Just wanted to catch everyone up on all on how my holiday has been going so far. It has been absolutely wonderful and so very full of activity! I wouldn't have it any other way.

I have plenty to be thankful for.

Blessings to you all, 

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