Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts

Friday, November 23, 2012


I'm probably going to make a lot of people upset in this post and that's not my intention. This is just how I feel. And some have expressed how they believe certain people aren't thankful enough because they don't celebrate Thanksgiving as they do and I don't believe that's true. So here's my view on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving has never been a big deal with me. Yeah, we get together with family. We do the turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and pies and I even had Thanksgiving dinner at my house this year. But to me? It's the beginning of the Christmas/holiday/magical season. It's the Macy's Thanksgiving parade and eating cinnamon rolls with my girls while we watch it because it's what my mom did with me. It's the tradition of shopping with my dad on black Friday (even though I haven't gone the past 2 years and last night I went with Kinsley instead.) And I'm not any less thankful because I enjoy those things, even though some people believe otherwise.

So even though I wrote this post the other day and said what I was thankful for because Thanksgiving was coming up (which I really really am thankful for) I'm reminded through out the whole year and not just on this holiday.

I'm reminded when we almost don't make rent but somehow at the last minute we have enough money. I'm reminded when I'm complaining about one of my girls being sick and then I see on the news how a mother lost her child. I'm reminded when a friend tells me they don't know how they'll going to make it through the next few months and I realize how even though the past month we almost didn't make rent...we did. And I'm reminded every day when Kayla comes next to me in the morning and whispers, "mommy can you get up." And when Kyleigh comes and snuggles up next to me on the couch and wraps her arms around me. I'm reminded when Kinsley cries for me and I pick her up and she stops crying and starts smiling. My girls wake up every morning. They are healthy. And happy. And have everything they need (and a lot more.) And I'm reminded every time my husband comes home and brings mud into my house. That mud reminds me that he has a job. And that job (or two) provide for us. And those things? I'm thankful for all year not just on Thanksgiving.

A few photos from our Thanksgiving instagram style.

Monday, November 29, 2010

So ThankFULL.

Thanksgiving was extra special this year. It was our first "official" Thanksgiving as a family; a family of four that is. I am most thankful for Kayla and for our newest addition to our family; Kyleigh. She entered our lives a short time ago but has blessed us in so many ways already. Her smile warms my heart, and her laugh brightens my whole world. I also could not have asked for a better big sister for Kyleigh. Kayla loves her, and is so amazing with her...although at times she does get a little, not rough..but forgetful. The bond between them already is amazing, it is a bond I will never know. A bond between sisters. I can only say that I am thankful that I could give that gift to them, the lifetime gift of having a sister.

Thanksgiving this year was pretty relaxing. We woke up and watched the Macy's Thanksgiving parade, had some cinnamon rolls..then watched the dog show which got cut short due to Anthony wanting to watch football. We then went to my parents and enjoyed a wonderful meal. I held back and didn't eat as much as I normally do, but I still left FULL.

I hope all of you had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving and to end this post, here are some pictures! :)

(Note: As of now, there will always be more pictures of Kyleigh. Kayla is in a no taking a picture of her phase. We have to bribe Kayla into taking pictures, and sometimes it's just not worth it.)


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