Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Giving Thanks

Despite the fact that there's stil a day left on the Thanksgiving countdown and my brand new, beautiful Christmas tree is already glowing in its place, I haven't forgotten tomorrow's big day. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I like getting the chance to gather with friends and family I haven't seen in a while, gorge ourselves with turkey, and then unwind and catch up all afternoon. I sure do like the "thanks" part, too. However, while I make it a point to count my blessings in November (you roll your eyes here in reference to my FB account), it's important to keep it up. Thanksgiving should be the first prayer you pray and the first thing you say to those who make your life even the smallest bit brighter. That being said, here's a rundown of the top three things we're thankful for this year. (And more shots from our fall photo shoot)

Name: Jessica
Age: 27
Thankful For: "A loving, supportive husband, the two sweetest sons I could ever imagine, and the faith that Someone loves me a billion times more than I love those guys."

Name: Jonathan
Age: 28
Thankful For: "Family, faith, friends, and opportunity." I know that's four, but I'll let it slide.

Name: Nathan
Age: 4
Thankful For: "My big new Christmas tree, my airplane that flies through the wind when it blows, and you." (ME!)

Name: Owen
Age: 8 months
Thankful For: "Dada, dada, dada!" (obviously)

To sum it up, I hope you enjoy the holiday with your loved ones tomorrow, stopping to give thanks before diving into dinner. Speaking of yummy food, I'll leave you with Nathan's turkey recipe, as dictated to his preschool teacher:
  • Ingredients: Lots of sweet and sour sauce, a sprinkle of hot sauce, and a sprinkle of cheese.
  • Directions: Stir it up until it is very hot, so hot that it's at least 30 miles away.
  • Oven Temp: 500.
  • Cook Time: 35 miles away.

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