This is our first holiday season away from our hometown. I was sooo nervous about Thanksgiving here that I was super bold and invited our family over to one of our neighbors house. I asked how military families do Thanksgiving and she said they were having people over, and without thinking I said, “Can we come?” She graciously said we were more than welcome. When I got home I was so embarrassed by my forwardness. I cooked up quite a few sides and my husband made killer cake balls to make up for us inviting ourselves! Glad to say Thanksgiving was a great day. We met a few of our other neighbors and had a great afternoon.
Now we’re officially in December. Christmas is creeping closer and closer each moment. We don’t know if my husband will be working Christmas yet, as his training may end just in time for him to have watch on Christmas. We’ll see how that all turns out. Our friends will be out of town visiting family, so I can’t impose again! We don’t have any other friends yet, so Christmas is looking to be quiet. I’m brainstorming now on all the traditions we should start. What will Christmas hold? I don’t know. What I know is I have these two precious kids looking to me to provide a Christmas they’ll remember. Last year Christmas was the only time we saw my husband, so that made last year the best Christmas they had ever had! This year will be full of phone calls to grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, and of course cousins. We’re on the hunt for the perfect Christmas morning breakfast, our old Christmas morning breakfast (The delicious Entenmann’s Crumb Cake) was discontinued last year. We’re taking this new side of the country and hoping to find some spectacular breakfast that only the East Coast offers! We may not be “home” for Christmas but we’re making memories that will last their lifetime.