As the semester is coming to an end, the days begin to grow shorter and go by faster. While this is a convenient pace because it pulls us closer to winter break it also leaves us with less time to finish projects, do homework and study for finals. For me, Thanksgiving break was the relaxation I very much needed before embarking on these last few weeks. I was able to return home to Gresham and see my beautiful family and spend time with my friends.
Catching up with friends and going downtown to see the Christmas lights was great. Unfortunately, however, I was not able to go get my picture taken with Santa but no matter because I always have a backup plan. I can go see Santa during Christmas break. Our family Thanksgiving dinner was perfect. Close family and a kitchen full of delicious food. As we did our annual go around to reflect on what we were all thankful for, I was moved to hear my 5 year old sister say that what she was thankful for was the blessing of a loving family. There may have also been something about her favorite princess DVD and pet cat as well.
The night continued with moments of thanks, laughter and fun as we all enjoyed each other’s company and food. The amazing assortments of a traditional Thanksgiving feast combined with my favorite Mexican dishes made the perfect dinner combination that may or may not have led me to eat continuously for 2 days straight. Again I really like food! Now with thanksgiving break behind us and the 25 days of Christmas already in motion, I enthusiastically await the semesters end and the Christmas season. During Christmas break I plan on going to buy presents, getting my Santa picture, cooking and eating(that’s important) great food and turning 20 years old.