This Sunday will be the first holiday dinner that my fiancé and I will make together, without any other family or friends. Holiday dinners are always massive family events, so the idea of playing hooky on that and doing our own little thing is new and different.

We are starting new holiday traditions, and moving forward we’ll try to make sure that we always get to have our very own dinner together, – no matter what else we also include in our holiday plans. I’m so excited that I bought new holiday tableware and dinner décor. I’m not even going to pretend to try to keep my cool in a situation like this.

Each year comes with ups and downs, but since meeting Tony in the last five or so years I always feel as though I have more and more to be thankful for. Our new tradition-building is just one of these things, out of many.

I hope that whoever and wherever you are, my dear readers, you have at least one special friend, partner, or family, with whom you can make wonderful memories. Happy Thanksgiving.