Wednesday, November 26, 2008


This year, Thanksgiving will be a little different for me than it has been in the past. Mike and I won't be heading up to Oakland to spend the day deep frying turkey with my side of the family, but will instead spend the day close to home with his grandparents. When you are married, splitting holidays between families isn't unusual, but I think it will take some getting used to. I will be sending my brother his toffee apple pie (actually, it's a tart this year - sorry Ben, I was a little too tired last night to make pie crusts!). And on Saturday, we'll be having Thanksgiving all over again at my parents' house here on the Central Coast. All in all, it will be a turkey-filled weekend. So, on that note, I thought I'd put together a list of the things I am most thankful for:

I am thankful...
...that my family is healthy and happy this year.
...we have shoes on our feet, roofs over our heads and food on our tables.
...that despite the economic troubles, our business is doing very well.
...we beat the odds, and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a healthy little boy in March. marriage and my life are filled with more love and support than I could ever ask for.
...for the little things that I often take for granted.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Ben said...

hey kid... you and mike will be missed. the discussions at the kids' table won't be the same without you. thanks again for the apple stuff.

oh yeah - and if you could teach my better half a thing or two about splitting holidays, that would be great. especially next year... because if we don't have one of our own, i'm not going to miss a minute of my nephew's first xmas.

Annie said...

Thanks! No problem, I hope it turned out OK, I was a little off my pie game last night.

If you have one of your own next year, I have a feeling mom and dad will be the ones splitting holidays!