The Holidays

The holidays have always been an important time of year to me. From Halloween on it has always seemed like my siblings and I would put away our bickering and get along at least until new year. I don’t know if it was because we knew Santa was watching or if it was because we were to busy during this time of year to really fight but either way were friends for the most part. Now that I’m “grown up” with a family of my own I look forward to this time of year when we all get together with our little family units and we become one VERY BIG family unit. (If you knew how many people I was talking about you would understand.)
However, this year, due to finances, class schedules, and work schedules the holidays are a little smaller than I would like.
For Halloween we had a good time. We took the kids trick or treating at the Ft. Worth Stock Yards and we went to a fall festival at a very speial frineds home church. Candy and fun was had so Halloween was a success.
For Thanksgiving we spent the afternoon/evening with some of my cousins that I haven’t ever really spent much time with. It was a wonderful afternoon of conversation, laughing and lots of food. There were 7 children at or under the age of 7 years old running around the house and my kiddos got along great. It was special to me that we were invited to participate.
Now on to Christmas.  At first it was looking like we would be spending Christmas here in Fort Worth just our little family. Then Dusty’s work schedule opened up a bit so now we will be traveling about 6.5 hours to spend the holiday with Dusty’s mom and step-dad.  I am looking forward to this trip because this will be the first time we get to meet Dusty’s step- brother. And we haven’t been to see his mom since we got married.
When it comes to decorating for the holidays I like to go all out crazy. The more decorations the better. Its the only time of year I really get to do this. However, with the help of Pinterest I might be decorating for every holiday and season of the year!  With our financial situation the way it is though, I was/am really limited on what we can do. So this year has become an almost entirely homemade Christmas. I used items I had in our little storage closest plus awesome finds at local thrift stores and Big Lots to put together my winter wonderland.


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