Sunday, October 3, 2010

My favorite time of year

Isn't he adorable, I love his smiles.
A friend of mine posted on Facebook that this was his favorite quarter of the year, and while I've never put it that way before, it is mine too.  The biggest reason is that all of the best holidays are coming up.

I love October and getting ready for Halloween.  We go all out on Halloween here, even having a Halloween tree and decorations for it.   The kids have picked up on this love and this year have not stopped asking if we could decorate since the 30th of September.  We did get a lot done yesterday and they are itching to finish.

All ready for a feast.
I love November because I LOVE making Thanksgiving dinner and then eating it.  Thanksgiving has all of the best foods, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and fresh made rolls, I am getting hungry just thinking about it.  I also love that the older girls are getting to the age where they can help and they now have pride in our dinner.  Annika is already planning on what kind of rolls to make and has asked if we can have the missionaries join us for dinner again.

The joys of Christmas morning.
I love December, my birthday, Christmas, our anniversary, it's the month that just keeps giving.  While I do love presents, what I really love is the spirit that everyone has in December.  I have been lucky the past several years to be able to help with the Angel Tree for our ward and it is always amazing to me just how generous and willing to serve everyone is.  While a lot gets done the rest of the year, it seems in December it just culminates and everyone wants to do more.  I also love the joy and wonder of the kids and all the fun of the holidays.  

1 comment:

Amberly said...

I do love fall, and I kinda like winter. Christmas is my favorite!!