Families come in all shapes and sizes and styles these days. Some families are large and humorous. Others are small and reserved. Some are prim and proper, yet others are laid back and easy-going. Whatever the style of the family, it is a thing to be cherished.
Brian and I just got home from enjoying a wonderful evening at my in-law's house. They will be going out of town for Thanksgiving, and we will be spending the holiday with my family, so this was our time of celebration with them. (I took my camera and totally forgot to get it out to snap some pics :(
Dale and Judy prepared a fabulous meal of strawberry spinach salad, fried chicken, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, and yummy rolls. It was delicious!
I am really enjoying learning how to blend into Brian's family. It's fun, and it's a challenge. Though our families share the important core values, their dynamics differ greatly. Brian's family is composed of all adults, so the atmosphere is quiet, relaxed, and low-key. My parents' houses (my parents are divorced) are always loud, somewhat chaotic, and child-centered, as I have a young niece and nephew. Brian's family watches a lot of TV (sports mainly), and mine does not. We generally spend our time talking. I love our families so much! And, inheriting a new one is a huge blessing!
I challenge you to truly enjoy your family this holiday season!