I am giving thanks for being able to host Thanksgiving.
I was married previously... so, I had some experience with the whole switching families for holidays things. And, that was before children.
Now, our respective families live many states apart.
So, when J and I married - we agreed that (to avoid the inevitable, you did *** family last year, you need to do **** family this year) we would never travel for a holiday (yeah, I know, ho, ho, ho).
We are so thankful, words can't express. We never have to pack up the kids, we sleep in our own bed, and our routine is unshakeable.
I love people coming (the more the merrier, with 8 lbs of ham and 20 of turkey, fergodsakes - we could feed them all!).
See you later this week in the midst of (oh, yeah - the only drag - I have to clean up the house enough to avoid embarassment, shop, prep food, and that stuff - suppose it should be done at least once a year anyway).
Hell, I've had crappy holidays in years past, so I know what I am talking about. Being surrounded with my family and whoever else in our happy home may be complicated - but it will never suck.