This was our first Easter (and holiday) with baby Cora. I am thankful we had this holiday to adjust to being a family of 4 before we took on trying to celebrate a holiday with ALL of our families. Don’t get me wrong, it would have been wonderful to have seen everyone but I think I would have collapsed from exhaustion.
The holiday season for us is usually a whirlwind of family since both Alex and I come from divorced families.
Now that we’ve moved to South Dakota this time of year has actually become a lot easier.
For Thanksgiving, Alex and I stay in Rapid City and it’s very relaxing . Never before have I experienced a relaxing Thanksgiving, typically cramming in three or four different gatherings over the span of two days.
I work on Black Friday but at the usual opening time and on Thanksgiving I spend a leisurely day cooking and watching football. No traveling, no time schedule, and no overwhelming amounts of family time makes me consider keeping this tradition forever.