Morgan posing by the L.L. Bean Boot
We had lots of fun shopping, though we are cutting back on our buying this year, it was still nice to spend the time together as a family trying to pick out presents for friends and family. We love shopping in Kennebunkport, the stores are all unique and since they're all small individually owned businesses we felt we were doing our part in supporting the economy. I think the only big store we shopped in was L.L. Bean in Freeport, it's a must if you're visiting Maine.
Thanksgiving came and went far to quickly this year. We had originally planned to have my sister Sandy with us in Maine, but she had surgery planned for the Monday following Thanksgiving so her visit has to be postponed. She would have enjoyed the unseasonably warm days we had while there, with temperatures in the sixties we were able to walk around outside with no coats, crazy weather for Maine in November. She would have loved walking around Kennebunkport and she would have loved the sunset we were blessed to see in Cape Porpoise, it was just perfect.
Christmas is our next big holiday, a time to decorate the house, put up a tree, shop till you drop, gather with family and friends, remember days gone by and of course to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas. Everyone celebrates differently, some people don't celebrate at all and some go over the top in every way. I'm kind of in the middle of that group, some years I'm excited about it, some years it seems like a bother and some years I'm OK with whatever the family wants as long as I don't have to set up the Christmas Tree, I'm not good at it and I've never really enjoyed doing it, thankfully I have a husband who loves to put the tree up and decorate it. How do you get ready for the holidays? No matter what I know that at the end of December we'll be thankful for all we have and though I'm usually ready to pack away all the pretty baubles, I'll be ready again next year to do it all over again.