We Are Thankful

I think I’m supposed to post a picture of my Christmas tree today. But I’ve decided that Christmas decorations are not going up until Leilan’s birthday is over, so I have three more hours before I’m behind. Instead, I shall recap Thanksgiving.

This whole weekend a little offering a thanks was running through my head.

We are thankful for the food before us 

Oh the food. We had turkey, tofurkey, amazing herbed mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, soy ice cream and so much wine. And that was just on Thursday. There was pizza and birthday cake on Friday, and Thanksgiving dinner redux on Saturday (with more wine). I’ve had homemade pie or home baked cake every night since last Thursday. I am also thankful for yoga pants.

We are thankful for the friends beside us

Oh the friends, oh the family.Thanksgiving day started at a Starbucks with one of my oldest friends (hey, fourteen year old self- this friend’s a keeper).  We visited with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins galore. So, so many laughs.

We are thankful for the love among us

We hadn’t seen some family members since June, but we picked up right where we left off. MaM and her eight year old cousin are two peas in a pod, and spent most of lunch on Friday declaring their similarities. We both have pink shirts! We both have red hair! We are both tall! We both like rainbows! We are both getting braces! I am also thankful for dental insurance. 

We are thankful

Thankful we are. Thankful for safe travels, thankful for good health, thankful for family to visit. As I put away the fall decorations, and reflect on the bounty that is our life, I am indeed, very, very thankful.