Thursday, November 23, 2017

Oh-So Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving, faithful blog readers! 

We hope your day was filled with everyone and every dish you love. After working a half day yesterday, we spent the rest of the day cooking, watching Mulan, and talking to our siblings on the phone. I even made it to yoga class and sweet Brendan decided to clean the kitchen up while I was gone. This morning, we brought our sweet potato casserole, corn pudding, apple pie, and apple double cherry pie to my aunt Lisa's home in San Angelo. 

We had a big family Thanksgiving with my mom's side of the family. Both of her siblings and all of their children were there as well as all five of her brother's grandchildren. We were only missing my brother, Graham, and his girlfriend, Erynn. It's been a really long time (I think Christmas 2011?) since we had everyone together, so today was special. 

Mom (center) with her sister and brother 
We have so much to be thankful for every year but especially this one. I've paused a lot in the past few days to think about how grateful I am for our growing baby girl. I'm thankful for our family and friends who enrich our lives and support us through good and bad times, for our health, our home, and for meaningful work. I'm especially thankful for my American Literature I class; hearing them discuss their favorite readings yesterday filled my teacher heart with all kinds of joy. Most of all, I'm thankful to be sharing my life with Brendan. He makes everyday sweeter. 

I'm thankful for pie too. Here's my apple double cherry (recipe from Better Homes and Gardens). It turned out very tasty. 

We're looking forward to a few days with my parents. Now that Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas decorating can officially begin. We hope everyone has tomorrow off and can spend the day with family. Around here, we've never been Black Friday shoppers; we just enjoy the leftovers and the company. 

OMG didn't you forget to be thankful for me? 
 Of course, I'm thankful for Lola & Zoe: the two best cats a blog has ever been named for. 

Goodnight, dear readers; we hope today was a feast for your stomachs and souls alike!  


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