Friday, November 16, 2012

Feeling Thankful

Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year.  I love the crisp fall days, the crystals of frost coating everything, and  the plethora of people that swarm my house.  Every year we host Thanksgiving because our house is the most central location for everyone coming from N. Carolina and Michigan.

For four crazy wonderful days, we have 17 people in our house.  Of course there is not really room for that many, so all the kids "camp out" together on our family room floor.  My girls are the oldest of the group so they have fun leading the pack and their cousins simply adore them.  This year Alyssa is planning on leading the kids in lots of fun activities like the Sweet Baking Club and Story Time (where they are going to write short stories together and then act them out).  It's a great bonding time for all the kids (and allows us parents to catch up).

This is the one time of the year where our entire family, including my husband's parents, can get together and just enjoy each other.  Despite all the hard work, I feel extremely thankful to be able to have everyone together and I'm thankful my husband enjoys it too!

I probably shouldn't be sitting here writing, I should be planning this year's menu and running to the store.  But I wanted to let all of you know how thankful I am for you as well.  You are what makes all this hard work of blogging so rewarding.  It seems the older I get the more grateful I am for all the wonderful people who have touched my life.

I hope all of you have a Thanksgiving holiday filled with love and of course great food. (I may not be posting again until after turkey day as I'll be in the kitchen!)


As far as exercise goes this week for the Healthy Writer's Club, I did my usual skating practice. Then the kids and I decided we needed a little extra workout so we ran up and down our stairs about ten times.  It was fun but my legs felt like jelly afterward!

Don't forget today is Alex Cavanaugh's, Oh I Miss You Blogfest. I didn't officially sign up for it because most of the people I've met blogging seem to post more than I do.  But I definitely notice when someone is absent for a while and I miss their witty posts and comments.

Also coming up are blogfests hosted by L'Aussie Writer and Stephen Tremp  along with some of his buddies.

I'd also like to ask people to send positive energy or prayers to Jess's best friend Kate who is having heart surgery today.




  1. That sounds like a wonderful family time! I could imagine all of you doing what you mentioned. :)
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

    Best wishes and good luck to Kate. :)

  2. It sounds as though you have a wonderful family, Kathy. Have a great family get-together and catch up.

  3. Prayers for Kate!
    I bet your house is full of love over the holidays.

  4. Our thoughts are with Kate, too. Looking forward to some fun family get-togethering. :)

  5. My thoughts are with Kate. May your dinner be delicious. As for myself, I shall be seeing Life of Pi.

  6. Ashna- Yeah we have a lot of fun. Thanks.

    Sally- Thanks yup I'm pretty lucky!

    Alex- Thanks for the prayers. The house is full of noise too! :)

    David- Thanks for the thoughts. Enjoy your family fun.

    Michael- Thanks for the thoughts.
    Oh enjoy Life of PI, I loved the book!

  7. My fave time of year too! Just love it! Sounds like your house is full of love and fun. That's what it's all about.

    Thanks for the linkage and here's to a happy healthy week!

    (prayers for Jess's BFF!)

  8. Sounds like a party at your house! Happy Thanksgiving. And way to go on the skating!

  9. Positive thoughts for Kate. I hope everything went well for her.

    Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving! I hope it was as good this year as it has been in the past. Better!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse