It's one week until Halloween.
"I't's one week until Halloween. Do you have plans?"
Looks like this year are going to a party. First time ever since we have been married.
"Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. How will you celebrate?"
Have the kids, DD1's boyfriend and probably DH's dad and step-mother over for dinner.
"Christmas is in two months! Have you given it much thought yet? Plans? Shopping? Favorite gift ideas? Menu?"
Have bought a few small practical gifts for the girls. Was actually going to e-mail them all today to see if they have any ideas on what they want. I do not want to spend my budget on a lot of small things and then find out they want a more costlier thing.
We started last year what I hope to be a tradition doing brunch for Christmas Day. It give the girls time to spend with us but the rest of the day for other plans. Last year we did breakfast tacos, I think this year we are doing pancakes/waffles. Proably just the girls and DD1's boyfriend.
We will hand out glow necklaces and fake glow in the dark creepy fingers for Halloween. Plus, neighbors are having a party.
We will be going to Richmond to SIL's for Thanksgiving.
We don't celebrate Christmas -as such- as we are not Christians. However, we do celebrate a Yule and a secular Christmas and honor the birth of a man of Peace. We plan to be home and my parents are planning to be here.
Menu for Yule will be turkey, cranberry stuffing, cranberry sauce, winter squash soup or souffle, pie, corn of some kind -probably bread, and something green- probably broccoli.
I don't control the menu for Thanksgiving this year.
Pretty much. DD1 and her boyfriend had dinner plans with his family so they left about 12-1. DD2 and DD3 were living here so I think that they were here all day but brunch was our holiday meal so I did not do anything special for the other meals.
Like I said I started it last year hoping for it to become a new tradition. There was three reasons. One, my kids were at the stage where they were having other plans for holidays (DD1 usually does a holiday meal with use and one with her boyfriends family) Doing brunch with us clears up the rest of the day for other plans they may have. Two, there is some much overeating done at the holiday time. Having a brunch rather than a big meal with desserts helps me with that. I may stuff myself at brunch but I am not eating all day long. Three, I am lazy and brunch is easier to prepare than other meals. (It will be even easier for me this year if I do the pancake waffle menu because DH is the waffle maker in our house).
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It's one week until Halloween. Do you have plans? Adam is in charge of carving pumpkins; I have 3 costumes to sew (Samurai, black cat, and princess); Joy, Erica, and I will take all the kids trick or treating; dh and Adam will hand out candy.
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. How will you celebrate? Dh, Dylan, and I are going to my mom's. I think that Joy and Adam are going to his mom's this year. I don't know about Erica yet. And mom hasn't told me what I'm bringing in the way of food yet. Except that I always bring the mince pie.
Christmas is in two months! Have you given it much thought yet? Plans? Shopping? Favorite gift ideas? Menu? We will go to my mom's for Christmas Eve. I think that we go to dh's brother's house Christmas Day. Shopping will begin after Thanksgiving. Baking will start after Halloween. Menu is up to my mom but is usually build your own sandwiches and way more desserts than food on Christmas Eve. I don't know what we will have Christmas Day.
The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett
Since Christmas Eve has always been the big one for us, I started a tradition of coffee cake and scrambled eggs around 9-10 am on Christmas Day as a way of getting the girls out of bed as they got older.