One of the best things about living in the US…

…is that it’s socially acceptable to start hanging your Christmas decorations ridiculously early! :D In Norway my family would wait until a couple of days before Christmas Eve to get the tree up, but here people have started doing it already! After nagging JK about it for a couple of days, he finally agreed that we should get our tree and all our other stuff up once we’ve finished de-cluttering (which is taking fricking forever by the way) and cleaning the house. We cleared our little garden up for winter today, so I went ahead and hung the wreath and put our Christmas squirrels (lol) on the porch. I also made a new blog header (heh, I didn’t have any good Christmasy photos so you’ll have to stare at last year’s dinner until I find something better) and forced Bobs to wear a Santa hat (see sidebar ->) to get started with the decorations :o)

I am really looking forward to Christmas this year! Last December was completely insane because we were moving into the house and then went without power for a week after the windstorm and bla bla bla, but now this truly feels like our home…and my family is coming over from Norway to celebrate with us!

Speaking of holidays, we spent Thanksgiving at Andre & Ellie’s place with a bunch of friends…and I experienced my first food coma. It was worth it though: “cream” of broccoli soup, vegan Field Roast, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato soufflé (mmm I am so making that for Christmas), green bean casserole, homemade bread and cornbread muffins, Tofurkey gravy (that stuff is so good) and Toby’s apple pie. That’s a lot of food.


The best part was just hanging out with everyone and knowing we had a long weekend ahead of us :)

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  • Reply Kine November 25, 2007 at 2:37 am

    Jeg tror jeg må emigrere til us of a en gang i året og få med meg thanksgivingmiddag, det er det beste!

  • Reply Jorunn November 25, 2007 at 2:50 am

    Så koselig det så ut som dere hadde det på thanksgiving-middagen!

  • Reply ania November 25, 2007 at 3:15 am

    Oh yum. Er ingen veganer men dette høres supergodt ut! :D og så kjekt med koselig selskap da :D

  • Reply maria therese November 25, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Herlig med tidlig jul!!

  • Reply noel culbertson November 25, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    sounds like you had a fun first thanksgiving! :) i’m glad you went headache free this year! :)

  • Reply Erica Hettwer November 25, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Ahh, but did you have lefse????

    We did!!! :D

    Glad you had a great Thanksgiving!


  • Reply Cflattop November 25, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    yep…started putting up our decorations tonight……..and love that you had your first food coma…..too…funny!!!

  • Reply Samantha November 26, 2007 at 2:20 am

    What a great picture!! I’m glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. And yes, we Americans are crazy about our holiday decorations. Seems that people put them up earlier and earlier every year. Heck, some people don’t even take them down!! Have fun decorating :)

  • Reply Anilu Magloire November 26, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    What a sweet pic of the hubs kissing you! I am very excited about Christmas too. I need to start decorating soon :)

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