Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year, we are I am starting the morning off nice and early with homemade cinnamon rolls while waiting for hubby to wake up. :)

This afternoon, we get to see J's bro and sis-in-law, Sam and Valinda, as well as J's awesome cousin Dr. Karl, and have turkey with the McGoverns! Super fun. Valinda is sick like me, so we will be buddies :).

[from last thanksgiving]

Tomorrow, we'll join my family for Thanksgiving, part two. Can't wait to see them and the transformation to Christmas that occurs in that home the day after Thanksgiving every year :).

[also last thanksgiving]

And this year, Bear has a new buddy to play with! [aka Baker - it's Baker's first Thanksgiving with us!]

[last year]

This year, there is so much to be thankful for.

At the top of my list, you will find:

my wonderful husband
  my adorable and entertaining puppies, Em and Bakes. and another thanksgiving with Casey and Sammy
    my sweet little bird, Luigi (this is his THIRD thanksgiving with us!)
      my amazingly funny and cute little sister
        my all star parents
          my so-thoughtful in-laws and fun extra family
            the best grandparents ever
              our warm, safe, and cozy home
                a job as a nurse and the sweetest patient and family
              J's providing for our family over the last few years
            laughter, encouragement, smiles, hugs, text messages, and love
          chapstick (this will always make it on the list, if you know me)
        a healthy family (for the most part)
      two cars that run
    fellowship with forever friends
  two Thanksgiving meals with our amazing families
the Lord's protection, provision, grace, patience, and everlasting love

What are you thankful for?


  1. I am thankful for family of course....and friends I have met.
    Like you:)

    Have a wonderful wonderful day!!!!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! I think the idea of starting off with a nice, big breakfast is a great one - I always get too hungry throughout the day.

  3. Dawn - I am thankful for you too!

    Alli - I know, right!? And I was still hungry after the cinnamon rolls... I had to have bread and a banana :) haha.

  4. Hope you're feeling better! Thankful for you among many other things! Let me know if you have any time for a coffee date this week.