The kick off to the holidays!

So why is it that the kick off to the holiday season here in western america is a holiday were we eat half our weight in ham and/or turkey with all the fixing and then beat the carp out of someone for sub-woofer at Walmart or only 80 bucks. I don’t really think that is what the pilgrims had in mind as they traveled here for the first time on the Mayflower all those years ago.
Times have been changed, but I am thankful that not in my family, it is not about mugging someone in Walmart to get the early-bird special for Christmas. It is about beating the pants off of each other in a game of Farkle or having the longest road in Cantan, and you can’t forget who can eat the most of Grandma’s Jello which is the best snack before before bed on our family holiday weekend. Yes I have to admit that we do reschedule the Thanksgiving big day to Saturday for our family so that all can make it and still make time and a half for the holiday. My family is fun we ain’t dumb. Thanks for checking in and keep praying for a job, I know God will provide. God bless.

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2 thoughts on “The kick off to the holidays!

  1. Diane December 1, 2014 at 8:03 am Reply

    Kim, Gloria, Roshin and myself enjoy the day after thanksgiving tremendously. Black Friday is a wonderful “Girls’ Day” for us. We laugh, we have no agenda, we girl talk, eat lunch out, and yes we Christmas shop. We beat no one up, the lines are amazedly short, the people are friendly and the spirit of the holidays surround us. It is a tradition we girls all enjoy. We get up early and jokily ask each other whose idea is this anyway…We leave the boys home alone to do their thing. And that is exactly what they did…their thing. This year they.surfed, played tennis, and Frisbee golf. They ate delicious turkey and ham sandwiches for lunch and enjoyed apple, pumpkin and pecan pies while watching a football game.

    And for someone like me who has to drive at least an hour to shop, not knowing exactly what I need or what size, its great help to be with the girls. Tradition has it in our family that I get a Christmas wish list on Thanksgiving day or they get slippers under the tree. This year I came home after our shopping excursion on Black Friday and my Christmas shopping was done. (By the way, I also found some really good deals). All I have to do now is wrap my presents and enjoy the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus.

    Thanksgiving as a holiday is over rated. We need to be thankful every day of the year, we need to come together as a family, a Christian family, more often than just once a year to share a meal. However our family does get together each year on Thanksgiving for a wonderful 4-day of sharing, eating, and love which always includes a neighbor, or church member, or pilot, or a dancer who is alone for the holiday. Kim does the ham and turkey, I do the gravy, stuffing, and cranberries, Gloria does the cream potatoes, and Ashley does the sweet potatoes. We always go around the table and say one thing we are thankful for… because we all are thankful for God and family the rules are… you have to come up with one other blessing. It makes us all stop and think about the many blessings we share as a family all year long. It’s sad it takes a holiday for all us to talk with each other about our many blessings. Last year was hard, we had three surgeries, one death, and many struggles which comes with growing kids, and aging grandparents and yet we had many, many, blessings that outweighed the difficult days.

    I have a wonderful, loving, and caring family. We enjoy each other; be it Thanksgiving or the day after, be it shopping or at home playing games, be it surfing or eating. The true secret, no matter what you do after a Thanksgiving meal, is doing it with the love of our Lord. I love you Deena. I am so happy you were blessed with a great meal, family and games.

    • Deena Siddle December 1, 2014 at 8:32 am Reply

      Di I am also blessed with friends like you, glad to hear you had a wonderful time with your family. Family is the point of it all no matter what you do with it, it is just not a time to fight at Walmart was my point.

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