Yay Thanksgiving!

My husband's sister had a baby this spring... Isabella. She was born premature and is prone to sickness. His sister doesn't want anyone around the baby without them having a full spectrum of flu shots (very understandable since the baby could get sick very easily). Neither my husband nor I believed that getting the H1N1 shot was a good idea since it was churned out so quickly without much testing... so we probably won't get to see the little one until she's a year old.

Additionally, my husband's brother fathered a little girl who he now has nothing to do with... Lavender. I've never met my husband's brother, and the guy is just a jerk to the family, so I don't care to. Regardless, she's another baby that's a part of the family!

Normally we host Thanksgiving, so I got in touch with the rest of the family to see what the plans were for Thanksgiving and Christmas to just get everyone on the same page. We have a wedding to go to for my oldest niece in December, so we knew Thanksgiving was our only chance to see everyone. I was hoping we could again host to at least see my husband's mother & step-father, and Lavender and her mother.

I love my mother-in-law, but I did get kind of a punch in the gut with this phone call. She said, "You know, I just want to spend every holiday with these new babies since I am finally a grandma. Let's just not worry about Thanksgiving or Christmas, and we'll get together sometime down the road." I kind of knew it would come to that when someone had a baby.

So Thanksgiving has gone from being the standard family thing... to just us. I think we'll be hanging out with friends the night before, but I've bought a small turkey, and all the fixings, and we'll be enjoying the long weekend as just the two of us.