It used to be that every year at Thanksgiving, our family would join my husband’s family for a big meal (my family lived many states away). After Paul’s dad died, we switched to dining out together (Paul’s mom was tired of fixing and cleaning up after a big meal). After she was gone we continued dining out. We liked the variety and the ease.
Now it looks like we are going back to the big family meal. :) Our son is sweet on a gal and we are getting to know her family and their traditions.
All this babbling to say that it’s a good idea to hold traditions lightly. Times and circumstances can change and you want to do what is good for your family.
Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. Holidays are about celebrating and you don’t have to do things the way others do or even the way you used to do it.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. Confucius
Stupendous Marriage: Grace Filled Marriage with Dr. Tim Kimmel Great interview with the author of my favorite marriage book.
Refine Us: In Sickness and In Health What to do when your spouse is feeling under the weather.
Need a dessert for the holidays? Look through Heavenly Special Tea’s page of Scones, Curds and Mixes. I like the idea of #2009 Raspberry White Chocolate Scones with #2036 White Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Mix topping. (When you order, please put “Lori Byerly” down as the consultant. Thanks so much.)