Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving - 2011

Can you believe that on a huge holiday like Thanksgiving I didn't take a single picture of PEOPLE? It's true! I wound up with pictures of practically every dish I made but didn't take one. single. picture. of my family...sheesh! Well, I was too busy enjoying them. It seemed a shame to put everyone through the "poses" for pictures (and we didn't need a single family photo for a Christmas card this year. The cards were ordered a week prior).

Last year, I wrote out a list of things I was thankful for and I decided to do it again this year. There are so many things I am thankful for. Some seem trivial but are still so important in the everyday scheme of things. For instance, I am thankful that the lady at the fabric store checkout had a great smile for everyone even though the day had been long and stressful (it was Black Friday).

I am thankful the turkey was thawed in time.

I am thankful Elder Boy was able to make it home to spend the holiday with us.

I am thankful all the food turned out wonderfully (that makes TWO successful Thanksgiving dinners without outside help).

I am thankful I had nutmeg available when the neighbor's daughter came to ask to borrow some.

I am thankful my online business, while still going slowly, is still "in business".

I am thankful that Mr. LH, even though his hours are sometimes long and stressful, continues to thoroughly enjoy his position at the college.

I am thankful my brother was able to spend the holiday with my dad in Tennessee and that Mr. LH's parents were able to spend it with my brother-in-law and his wife in Florida. There were years we could all be together and I am thankful for those years we had.

I am thankful the house sold earlier this month (thankful for that for so many reasons).

I am thankful for our new pie tradition, Buttermilk Pecan Pie.  Oh Yum! (We still make the pumpkin pie, too)

As I am every year, I am so very thankful for my wonderful husband, a man with infinite patience and an amazing tolerance for my many "projects".

I am thankful for my children, all healthy, happy - full of spontaneity and innocence and awe that reminds me day to day to "look at the world through the eyes of a child".

I am thankful my children still believe in the magic of Santa Claus (at least two of them still do).

I am thankful...

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1 comment:

Joy said...

What a beautiful list of thanks! I didn't get any pictures of people on Thanksgiving either (and not really much of the food). When the family is all together, I tend to be more "in the moment" and less willing to put myself behind the lens. And that is as it should be, I think. :)