Thursday, November 25, 2010

I am thankful for the silly and simple things

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are all having a wonderful day. I just wanted to take a moment and say some of the things I am thankful for today. Some of them are silly, but many of those silly things are my greatest blessings.

I am grateful that this young man was persistent. He knew he wanted to marry my mom and I am so glad he didn't give up when she told him to "Drop Dead."

I am grateful for the chaos my parents endured while I was growing up. I am glad they didn't stop at just a couple of kids because my five siblings are some of the best people I know. I am also glad for old photos, 80's hairstyles and my dad's mustache in this photo. They are always good for a smile.
I am grateful for lizards and frogs. They have provided so many adventures to me and my little girl. We often go frog hunting and nothing makes me happier than the look in her eyes when we find one.
I am grateful for technology. I am so grateful that a distance of 2,000 miles hasn't made me lose my best friend and I am grateful that when I do ridiculous things like make 'Hi Grandma' cookies, my family still has to give me courtesy smiles.

I am grateful for a family that can rock harder than other family I know. They are hardcore. Seriously, we will kick your family's butt in a Guitar Hero match. Bring it!
I am grateful for a brother that even though he is a college freshman, isn't too busy to call his big sister. I am also grateful that he sneaks my daughter junk food, I am glad that there are people like that in her life.
I am grateful for bubbles, because nothing makes this little girl happier.
I am grateful that I have seen my mommy kissing Santa Claus.
I am grateful for the opportunities in my life. Whether photography, this blog, or anything else I have had the chance to be a part of. They have all changed me and helped me grow. 

I am so completely grateful for this kid. She is the light of my life and I am the luckiest person in the world to get to be a part of her life.
And last but not least, I am so grateful for this amazing person. We have had hard times where we were completely broke and wonderful times like watching Hoosiers together at 3 am because our newborn wouldn't sleep. I know that seems like a bad time too, but it is one of my favorite memories. I am grateful for the person that he is and for the parents that helped him become that. I am so lucky to have him in my life. He helps with my blog, edits some of my photos and turn his head most of the time when I buy crafting supplies. I often wonder how I got so darn lucky.

I hope you take sometime today to think about what you are grateful for because, although the food is great, this holiday is about more than that. It is about giving thanks for all of the wonderful things that we have in our lives.
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