November 25, 2016

Thankful Thanksgiving

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Another year has gone by and it is Thanksgiving again. Usually this is one of my favorite holidays and this year with my family not being in town and being sick, well it’s just not the same. We’ve got a packaged schedule, and looking forward to that nap in the middle!

I would be remiss if I didn’t stop to take a moment to reflect on many of the things I have been thankful for this year.

My sweet little family is going to top the list. I don’t know what I did get so lucky with these two, but I am forever grateful to do life with them. Sure, we go through the craziness of being 2, but I’m sure we’ll look back and laugh at all the crazy things she did or said. I only hope she continues to be the wild, smart, independent girl she’s growing up to be. I’ll take that any day – she keeps me on my toes.

My sweet husband who is my taste tester for blog posts, my photograph taker and the guy who calls me out on my BS. He’s good at it. Like really good at it. I must have a lot of BS.  He’s a fixer and a problem solver and he’s always looking to give a solution. I can’t believe we’ve been at this thing together for over 12 years. I guess time flies when you’re having fun. I’m also so fortunate for him being such a wonderful father to Miss H. He makes an effort to be home early and even takes his lunch break to watch her swim. He’s invested and it shows. He loves reading books and putting her to bed every night. It’s an amazing bond they have.

I am thankful for my relationship with God. We’ve had the amazing privilege of attending an amazing church that pushes you in uncomfortably good ways. I am so grateful to have met some amazing women through church and we get to walk through this season of life together.
I’m thankful for my friends – old and new. While I am going to be the first to admit I’m not the greatest friend at times. I’ve really struggled the past few months on how to be a better friend. I’m just socially awkward and have a hard time in groups. I’m an extroverted introvert and have a really hard time opening up and feeling comfortable. Heck, I’m even like that with my friends for years! People always try to convince me this isn’t true, but it’s a regular struggle for me. I have many acquaintances, but not many strong deep friendships. That’s a goal I’m working on.
I’m thankful for our health. We’ve been fortunate to finally figure out what the cause of my leg pain is and hopefully find a solution to my 2 herniated discs. I’m sad that I’m struggling with working out because of it, and it’s time to look at a new option to continue my fitness goals. Miss H and hubs are in great health too, something we can all be grateful for.


And finally, this little blog. Ever since I stopped working I needed the creative outlet to tell the world my story. I’ve have had some amazing opportunities this year and I’m so excited to be coming up on my 2 year anniversary in January! Brands that I would never have dreamed I’d work with chose me and I get to share that with you. Dreams are coming true! But none of this would be possible without my amazing friends, family and readers who continue to encourage, inspire and delight in what I have to say. I truly love sharing my voice, and I thank you for that!
So with that, I hope that wherever you are, you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with the ones you love and your stretchy pants stay comfy!
I’ll be watching Gilmore Girls through the night if you are looking for company!
Photos by Amy Riley Photography

2 responses to “Thankful Thanksgiving”

  1. Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend! You've got the cutest family and I'm so thankful we are friends!

  2. Hope you had a great thanksgiving and cheers to all that you are thankful for! Xoxo

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