Getting the tree is one of my favorite holiday traditions. For the past few years, I've been in California when they went to get the tree, but this year I was in town! My dad also came for his first time. The weather was beautiful, thankfully, so we could actually take our time instead of jabbing one gloved finger at the nearest tree and stammering from behind our scarves that we'll take that one, and please sir hurry. We have a somewhat strange tradition of sticking the tree in the car with us instead of putting it on top. It's cramped, but sort of nice, like taking home a baby haha. :)
Monday, December 2, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
This Thanksgiving was the first one I've spent with my family since 2010! Though Henrik's mom would fly out to California to celebrate Thanksgiving with us, I really missed having the big, crazy group experience. Henrik comes from a small family―the only child of two only children―but I come from a rambunctious merging of a big Arab family and a big Irish one, and I'm used to there always being bustling and noise. This Thanksgiving was the first time joining Henrik's small family with my much larger one, and it was wonderful! My father's former Ph.D. student, who is also Tunisian, came with her adorable two-year-old Zak, and my sister's boyfriend joined us as well. I really am so thankful that I was able to join my family for Thanksgiving this year. It had been too long since I ate turkey and played Pictionary!