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Each year I feel like a broken record because every New Year that we ring in seems to rush past faster than the last, and each year I am amazed by that. 2013 has reached the Thanksgiving holiday and again we are about to be wrapped in the warmth of family, seasonal joys and the gift of giving and gratefulness.  

This year, we’re celebrating Thanksgiving with family on December first (which seems really weird to me but that’s what a late Thanksgiving will do!) and my family is staying home on the actual holiday. We’ll enjoy all the trimmings of a good meal and snuggle in to watch a customary viewing of a favorite movie but most of all as this holiday is now here and upon us, I am reminded of all the blessings we have to be thankful for. Even when life is hard… life is good. God is good – we’re blessed with so much and maybe it’s just because I’ve grown up in these past few years, but I’ve become all the more aware of how awesome that is. Not in the way of exclamation or expression but rather by what a gift that is to have been given.

This year, I’m grateful for...

// family and friends //
// America and its freedom //
// the men and women who protect that freedom //
// life and the lesson’s it’s taught //


Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I hope each one of you are surrounded by those you love most and will enjoy a special day making memories to cherish and enjoy good company.
Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers and friends.
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  1. Replies
    1. Same to you, Jodie! Hope your day was great. :)

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day :)

    1. Right back atcha', Jillian. Hope you had a delightful day. :)

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Rissi!!! Hope you enjoy time with your family!!

    1. Thanks, Jamie - I'm seeing them on Sunday (yesterday it was just us). You, too! I know you travelled, so I hope you have a fabulous visit. :)

  4. Happy Thanksgiving Rissi!
    Have a lovely fantastic evening with your family!

    1. Thanks, Lilly - you, too! The process has already begun for our second Thanksgiving this Sunday - time to make all the trimmings a second time. ;)

  5. Happy Thanksgiving, Rissi and all!

    1. Happy Thanksgiving, Hannah; I sure hope your day was lovely. :)

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving, Kristin - I hope you had a great day. :)

  7. I love your Christmas banner! Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner! =)

    1. Hey, Lizzie. Thanks - the first one was fabulous (thanks, mom!) so I expect the second will be also. :)

      Thanks - I'm still working on some Christmas banners. Not sure which I like best! :)

  8. Awwwww you're so sweet.
    I hope your day was blessed and sweet like you!

    BTW, your header I truly believe maybe my favorite holiday header of all time and any blog.

    1. Right back atcha', Juju. :) Thanks for being such a lovely person and so supportive of this blog - I'm grateful for that. Hope your day was special.

      Thanks! I've been playing around with lots of designs and will probably put a couple different ones up before settling. Decisions, decisions. ;)


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