Monday, November 25, 2013

More Than Turkey...

We are so, so blessed.  Despite having just moved far away from our family, we have such a strong community here.  We have a few friends from when we lived here before, but several are new and we are new to our parish community which is incredibly vibrant.  This will be the fourth Thanksgiving David and I have been married and the third we will be spending without family.  We have never had to spend a Thanksgiving alone though and in fact, this year, we're having two Thanksgiving dinners.  One was this past Saturday hosted at a friend's home with several others there as well and the other will be with one of David's coworkers and his family (who also attend our church) on Thursday.  For us, Thanksgiving has become more of a friends event while Christmas remains focused on family.  

David only has 2.5 days of work this week!  Talk about something to be thankful for!  What a wonderful Thanksgiving break it will be this year framed on the ends with Thanksgiving and the first day of Advent.  The holiday season is truly here.  Are you prepared?  Last week, I shares some small businesses for you to shop for holiday gifts (click here to see that post).  This week, I have some more for you (and a blog to peruse on your breaks from shopping).  By shopping with these small businesses you're helping make Christmas a bright season for so many other families as well.
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