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Happy Thanksgiving lovelies! I hope today you are surrounded by family and friends, enjoying lots of yummy food, and taking a moment to remember what you are thankful for.

Today, I am running a 10k turkey trot, hanging with my B, then heading to my mom's house for dinner #1. I am bringing along my Happy Girl pumpkin pie and a yummy salad with cranberries, pecans, and a raspberry dressing.  Once we get our fill of turkey, we head over to Billy's family for dinner #2 where we will enjoy a slightly less traditional meal including ham, and some mashed potatoes I am bringing. Who knows, I might even throw in a third home to visit and see my adoptive family the Rhodes, since they always have a lot of fun and love more guests!
I am feeling so full of blessings and love today!

I am so incredibly thankful for the love of my life, Billy. I often gush of my love for my Mr. B on this here blog, but I can always say it more. He completes me, makes me better, and lifts me up. I am so blessed by my marriage, my husband, and  the love, and even more importantly, the friendship we share.

I am thankful for my fur babies. Adopting Sadie this past year made my family complete. I can completely understand how parents fall in love with their children, and would do anything for them.  I am so that person who lets my pet lick my face, I arrange myself around her in bed so she's comfortable, and I think about her all the time. Somewhat pathetic, but I am not ashamed by my love for a cutie pie little dog.

I am thankful for my family. Sometimes they drive me crazy, but I am so grateful to have a large family who love and accept me.

I am thankful for my amazing friends, because friends are the family you get to choose. I have more girlfriends now than I ever have before, and though they are mostly in separate circles, I know I always have a friend to talk to, hag out with, and just be myself around.

I am thankful for my good health. Simple, but true.

I am thankful for a job that I love, that pays my bills and gives me a flexible schedule and constantly forces me to improve by trying new things. Thank God I don't have some horrid job I hate that makes me miserable. I get to make people pretty, be a part of celebrations, and be a "hair-apist" more often than not.

I am thankful for my location. Really though, the San Francisco Bay Area is a fantastic place to live with great weather, a ton of fun things to do, and is super diverse.

I am thankful for income that allows for some frivolous spending occasionally. I am by no means well off, but I do get by without having to worry most of the time. Really though, we all love a good shopping trip right?! While I've had my share of scary months where I am not sure how we will make it financially, more often than not I am able to go shopping or not think about how I will pay my bills. I'm hoping to begin using a budget and becoming more accountable for my income and expenses in 2013 so I can save more for a home, pay off what debt we have left, and know that even in lean months we will be fine.

I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving day! Tell me what you are thankful for in the comments :)


  1. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! Enjoy some good food for me too :)

  2. Whoa, somehow I've missed a month's worth of posts! Just got caught up-whew! Glad you had such a great trip, and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! We enjoyed ours at Erika's and met some new people. Lots of fun!


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