Thursday, November 25, 2010


Happy thanksgiving to all of you!

I am thankful.
For many things.
Big and small.
For many people.
Family and friends.

For my family.

Because you are my favorite people in the world.

For a 2 year old who uses the words "cuddle" and "hug" more often than "no".
It won't always be like that. I know this. and it makes me grateful for this time all the more.

For an 8 year old whose keen observations teach me to look at the world differently.

To have a mother who is a best friend, who is hosting thanksgiving so rather than frantically cleaning my house and spending the day in the kitchen I can leisurely write a blog post while my fire is blazing and I happily stare at baskets of laundry that need to be put away, shoes that need to be picked up, and toys everywhere.

To live in a home that I cherish, though is rarely in order, 
usually very loud and slightly chaotic, but full of life.
And a charming town that at times seems stuck in the 1950's but in all the good ways
(no repressed housewives drinking cocktails at 1:00 in the afternoon and chain smoking. They wait till 5:00 for that.  I kid. I kid. :) Really just a small community with very traditional values)

And to all of you reading.  Because there are plenty of far more fabulous blogs out there.  I'm just a regular Mama, who tries her best to create a warm and loving home and raise happy, kind children, but sometimes runs low on patience and energy and frequently misspells or mistypes words, and has a home that most of the time you wouldn't want to photograph or read about.  
I do appreciate the encouragement, inspiration, and humor I get from all of you. 

Enjoy the time with your families today!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your beautiful family! {insert hug}

    gobble gobble,

  2. Looks like such a beautiful and charming town. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I'm just a regular mama, too...and regular mama blogs are my fave!

    How I wish I had a mom who was my best friend...or even close. You are blessed indeed!


  4. That was a very thoughtful and sweet post. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.