Though I’ve opted to start Christmas crafting early, it doesn’t mean I am going to skip Thanksgiving. No way! I love Thanksgiving! It’s probably the only time of the year that has continued to be the same for going on 15+ years. We always have lunch, or dinner, depending on when the turkey is done, at my aunt’s house. She’s always been excited about holidays, so when you enter her house, you are greeted with the smell of the season, good food, a wholesome warm feeling, and an amazing amount of seasonal décor. Even with all of the changes in our family, having people move away, pass away, or just not able to attend, it somehow always feels the same to me. That may be the one thing I’m most thankful for about Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, itself.
I figure one day, as my family grows, we may host Thanksgiving at our house, but that’s one day, when my aunt is too tired to host herself anymore. In the mean time I am practicing my table scaping skills to be sure that I’m prepared. Oh, and it’s a lot of fun too, so maybe that’s another reason.
I’ve found that as I get further into this thing called parenthood, I seem to be very nostalgic, and I want to make sure my son is growing up with experiences that will stay with him throughout his lifetime as well. I think it’s made me stray from my very simple, very minimalist ways of before, and has catapulted me into this comfortable, warm, fuzzy world of decorating. I’m not going to lie, sometimes, I get scared of how much I love this stuff, but I am enjoying it so much, and I really think God has sent me on this journey for a reason, so I’m going with it.
The following shots are taken at different parts of the day. Some are taken during dreary stormy weather, and others when the sun was out. Also, because I just wasn’t satisfied with all my shots, I went back this afternoon and took more. It’s amazing the mood the lighting sets. I think I just might want to eat Thanksgiving dinner from now on, instead of Thanksgiving lunch, after seeing the pictures I took.
So enough of my blabbering on about me and my thoughts. Here is what you came for….PICTURES!