This year, things were extra complicated (N was really busy at work, my mother-in-law was in hospital having an operation, I fell down the stairs), but I think it's always nice to spend time thinking of all the things that I'm grateful for. My beautiful family: N, my boys, my mother-in-law, my dad. I'm thankful for my health, having enough of everything so that my life isn't hard. This book blog and all my wonderful readers. Every year at the dinner table, I always say I'm grateful for laughter, and I am. Especially the laughter of my Eldest. It's so loud and infectious and no matter how I'm feeling, I can't help but smile or even laugh at his laugh.
Every year, our family will prepare something special for Thanksgiving. It's almost never turkey as we're only four of us. N sometimes makes roast chicken, sometimes we'll choose American-themed foods. This year, the theme was Soul Food, and I prepared chicken jambalaya and cornbread and candied sweet potatoes. Delicious.
We always have pumpkin pie for dessert and every year the mixture is either too thick or I leave it in the oven too long. Every year I'm disappointed at how awful my pumpkin pies turned out, until this year. This year, they were heavenly. I'm not sure how much the boys enjoyed it though, but that just means there's more for me!
As an extra special treat, N ordered a big box full of American sweets for me. As you well know, American sweets are what I miss most, so it was a lovely thing for him to do. I can't wait to dig into it all ..
And that's it. That's how this little family celebrates our Thanksgiving. Thanks for indulging me in this personal post that has little impact or interest for anyone else outside of my family! And again, I'm thankful for each and every one of you. It's because of you that I write this blog.