This morning my mind keeps reminding me how blessed I am. I know that sounds corny ~ but my mind keeps strolling through my life this Christmas season.
While mind strolling I noticed that not once do I stop at a negative. Guess that is telling me that the positive definitely outweigh the negative. My thoughts are on people and our actions.
To save my memories in text I have decided that I will start writing posts about this year and all future Holiday Celebrations.
Here we go - We started our 2014 Holiday Season with Thanksgiving Dinner at Cracker Barrel. About 8 years ago we decided to give Cracker Barrel a try for Thanksgiving Dinner. Now Cracker Barrel is our Family Thanksgiving Tradition.
Oh my the things I hear when I tell people where we go for Thanksgiving Dinner. So many well meaning thoughts about how we should spend our Thanksgiving. I wish everyone could see the the kids faces when we arrive at Cracker Barrel. To us this is our special Thanksgiving...they are super excited and are hungry for turkey. No drama... the restaurant is packed with families just like us...there to celebrate Thanksgiving together. This year we all smiled when we saw a family of 21 were seated near us. Every year Cracker Barrel is hopping with positive vibes by staff and customers.
When dinner is over - it is time for some Dawn & I to start the holiday shopping. This year since Black Friday Shopping started on Thanksgiving - Dawn and I headed to the stores while Gene, Dave and the kids headed home for football and truck talking.
Dawn and I absolutely love Black Friday Shopping. We love the crowds! Not once have we ever encountered trouble while shopping. Standing in line I have meet some very nice people...in fact our experiences have all been positive. But then again - I think we have more control that we know on how our experience will be. We expect to wait in line, we expect for the stores to be packed, we expect the craziness! Getting upset about what we expect is silly to me! We shop then head to Starbucks - regroup then shop some more - back to Starbucks to regroup! Gosh, I can not tell you how much I love our mother daughter time while Black Friday Shopping. Dawn and I are very close - we do so much together. We shop together all the time - but our Black Friday Shopping is special to us - special in a way I can not explain.
Every year there seems to be one special gift we are looking for. It is Dawn's job to figure out our game plan on getting the gift. I am happy to say - this year was no exception - She got the Gift!
Well the house is waking up....time to make breakfast and get going with more holiday celebrations. More post about this holiday season will be coming soon....