Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving: Bringing families together since 1621.

So have I mentioned this year's Thanksgivings plans? No? Yeah I didn't think so. Last year was the big to do with the whole extended fam up in Aptos which was awesome, tiring and filling, but all around awesome. This year's Thanksgiving shindig is set to be just as awesome but just a wee bit different...

This year while my aunts, uncles and cousins are headed to Arizona, my parents, my brothers and sister, my sister's friend, my grandma and me are all headed over to Matt's mom's house to celebrate the holiday with Matt, his mom and his two brothers.

I'll let that sink in. My family. Matt's family. All together now.

Now I have no worries about our families coming together because we've all hung out on several occasions but never for a holiday or something so traditional. This is big time people, big. And you know what, I'm okay with that. It's slightly crazy and incredibly huge that our families are coming together at the holidays, which I guess is probably just a hint of what's to come in future years of Matt and I together.

So if I'm okay with it all why am I posting about it? Well because I think the Peter Pan in me is freaking out. Every time I do something even close to growing up I get a little excited, a lot nervous and then even more excited. I can't explain it, I'm just weird.

However despite my nervousness and excitement I will say that I am thankful. As cliche as it sounds, I am so incredibly thankful to have all of my family in one place, together with another family I hope to one day call my own as well.

I hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving and is surrounded by people they love and are thankful for! :)

the most important people in my life :)

so thankful I found him

happy wednesday!


Jessica said...

Awww, have an amazing Thanksgiving with the combined fams! That really is a big step<3 You guys are adorable!

Deutlich said...

I'm not sure how or why, but you just always make me smile.

Happy Thanksgiving!

rialeilani said...

that is awesome that your families can get together for the holidays!!!

Happy Turkey Day :)

Auburn Kat said...

I can't wait to eat!

We will be going to my grandmother's, not a big gathering but it will be a lot of fun!

Anonymous said...


happy thanksgiving, friendito. :)


Rachel said...

For Diana's first Thanksgiving we hosted both families.

Never again

San said...

awww, this is so awesome that both your families will celebrate Thanksgiving together!

I can see from your post and previous ones that you're a family person as well, so I can understand how much that means to you.
Have a great time!!!

Renee said...

Bringing both families together can be SO nerve wracking! But it usually ends up awesome. The only "formal" event our fams have been together for were our graduations but it was pretty cool. Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!

thatShortChick said...

can you guys get any cuter?! seriously.


dmb5_libra said...

your family is so lovely!!!

have a great turkey day!

brookem said...

aww, what a great day you got planned! very happy for you!
have a great holiday! xx

well-intentioned heartbreaker said...

awe - i'm sure thanksgiving will be amazing.

you have no idea how jealous i am of you right now - the fact that your family and matt's family can share the holiday together? amazing.

enjoy it!

rs27 said...

Don't flush the toilet.

Saw that on Meet the Parents.

Kateastrophe said...

My husband is SO against mixing families for holidays. I tell him he is stupid. It's the most fun!

I hope you have an amazing day with both families!


janet said...

don't worry, I'd be nervous too! But I hope it's super fun :) Happy t-day!

d said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Chris said...

Aw! Have a great one!

Mandy said...

Have a great Thanksgiving Katelin!

sarah marie p said...

So neato you guys had Thanksgiving all together as one big, happy family!