Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thanksgiving Q&A with James

With Thanksgiving a week away today I'm doing a little Q&A with James for this month's The Guys Behind The Blog link-up. I love that the hosts are focusing on the holidays when picking their questions. It's a fun way to talk about the reason for the season with our spouse. Here is this month's Q&A with Mr. Cox. 

1.What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? What is your least favorite?

My favorite Thanksgiving Food is Stove Top Stuffing. Not any other kind, not home made, Stove Top. Love it. My least favorite is yams. Just not a fan. It's the consistency more than the taste. 

(His love of a boxed stuffing makes making a tasty Thanksgiving painless for me. Thank you, Coxy.)

2.  What is a Thanksgiving tradition you liked growing up that you want to continue with your family?

Simply put getting together with family is all I need for Thanksgiving. I am so incredibly thankful for the people that God has blessed me with.  

(Thanksgiving is very low-key for our families. We don't have traditions or must do's like others. I think that allows us to really enjoy the holiday without any extra stress.)

3.What are your thoughts on Black Friday shopping? Yay or nay?

I am not a fan of Black Friday.  As a society we focus so much on acquiring things.  We need to focus our time and efforts on serving others and showing love, care and concern.  The deals are nice, don't get me wrong. Let everyone stay home and have a day with family. We will all still buy our Christmas Gifts anyway.  

(I am not a huge Black Friday shopper either. Thanks to years of retail management, I'm not really into the hustle and bustle of trying to get the very best deal at 4 A.M.) 

4.If you had it your way, would you set up your holiday decorations (Christmas tree, Hanukkah menorah, etc.) before or after Thanksgiving?

Christmas Decorations are for Christmas.  They should be setup whenever you want them to be. Whatever fits your family. Make it happen.  Although, in your case that could really bring a new meaning to Christmas in July. 

(I am not very good at respecting the turkey. James has slowly started to realize that Santa Stephanie isn't a force to be messed with.)

5. What are you most thankful for this year?

I am most thankful for you and for Connor.  I am overwhelmingly blessed with two of the best people I've ever known.  I get to live with my best friend and be around a truly great person much of the time.  Connor has great things ahead of him, he is special and I am blessed to learn from him every day. 

(Melt my heart. I just love this man.)

Getting a chance to ask James things I wouldn't have thought to ask him before is always fun. I love learning more and more about my husband the longer we are together so these questions help prompt that learning. I look forward to sharing more of my Mister with you in the upcoming months. 

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