Wednesday, November 24, 2010

much

The kids have been hounding me about decorating for Christmas.  They are wanting to get the tree up and pull out all the trimmings that go along with it.  We're on break from school this week and in reality it would be a great time to get the big holiday decorating done....but I just can't do it.
I actually went downstairs to our storage area to pull down some boxes, but I just left them on the shelf.  I'm not in a hurry to get to the next holiday.  I want to savor this holiday.  I don't want to miss Thanksgiving in the rush to get to Christmas.  That's not a blanket statement on my feelings about decorating pre-season. I'm not opposed to decorating early - as a matter of fact, some years we've had Christmas up while enjoying the turkey....but this year I want to sit and marinate in the current season.  
The Christmas boxes will come out soon enough.  Right now though, I'm enjoying not having to get ready for the next big thing.  There is so much to be thankful for and I want to have the space, mentally, to enjoy those blessings.  I hope that this Thanksgiving finds you with some time to reflect on your blessings....Happy Thanksgiving!  May it be a day that turns into a season of much gratitude for you and your family. 
"Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever."  1 Chronicles 16:34

10 comments:

From All Stitched Up said...

Wonderful - I couldn't agree more. I am looking to decorating on Friday but I had a wonderful time today cleaning and enjoying a good fall walk with the girls. It's good right now the way it is.

christinelaennec said...

You're so right: enjoy the present moment, and encourage your children to do the same! (A near-impossibility for children, especially with Christmas on the horizon, I know...)

Gloria said...

Beautiful post! Loved your thoughts of trying to enjoy each moment we are given. We all really have MUCH to be thankful for! Your beautiful photos were a pleasure to view with this post.

We usually decorate the tree & house the day after Thanksgiving. This year our grandkids spend Thanksgiving (& the later part of their school vacation) with their dad. Due to that, we pulled the tree out of storage a few days ago, and decorated it with them. December just flies by, we were not sure when our next opportunity would be to do that as a family.

I want to try and drag out my white tree to display in my kitchen again this year. I am going to see if I can twist my hubby's arm to help me do that over his long weekend...:)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
xoxo Gloria

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I always think Thanksgiving gets the cold shoulder....It's my favorite holiday and so many rush it along to get on with Christmas shopping. I've still got little felted pumpkins and Fall decor going on in my house and I'm not ready to move on yet either. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Journeying Five said...

wow! i couldn't even imagine decorating that early, we usually wait until the second week in december! enjoy every moment with your family

a friend to knit with said...

oh, i know!
i do love fall so much... and all the colors that come with it..
i hope you all had a LOVELY thanksgiving...
if kristyn is there already give her a great big hug for me.
i hope you all have a wonderful visit! xoxox

Kristyn Knits said...

I'll be the one to admit we decorated early. When we travel it's a daunting task to come home to life, unpacking, and decorating. We SO enjoyed our visit with you, and we have MUCH to be thankful for! Enjoy a busy week of family life with sprinkles of decorating.

Larissa said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I agree that it's the perfect time to reflect on the year and on all that we have. I am working on Hannukah gifts right now and I feel like we already have all that we need - BUT how on earth do you wrap up time just sitting together as a family giggling and playing games while eating a ton of yummy food?

It's a blessing to know you and to be privileged to soak up all of your wise and beautiful words all year long.

Heather said...

There is something so special about waiting until the season is upon us. Life is always so rushed, so ahead, and sometimes that makes it harder to focus on the present moment. Hope that you had a great holiday.

earthboysblog said...

Such beautiful Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations you have prepared for the children. Your dinner looked scrumptious and lots of fun.