We had plans to travel to my sister's house in Boise this year, but with all of the bad weather, the roads were horrible, and we just didn't want to risk it. We were all sad, because we were really looking forward to seeing my sister and her family. Instead, we stayed home and were able to hit up both sides of the family. We went to David's parents for lunch, and my parents for dinner. It was a great day...I ate too much, and really didn't do anything productive...so it was a perfect Thanksgiving spent with family :)
I have so much to be thankful for this year. A family who is always there for me, and whose presence I enjoy so much, that I scarcely have the need for a friend. Children who enrich my life, and give me a purpose for waking up each day. I cannot express how proud I am of them, and the unconditional love that I feel for them. A husband who is honestly my best friend...I don't know how two people could be more in sync. I love him more than words could ever express. The Lord has blessed me with so many other "worldly" posessions...a beautiful home and farm...clothes on our backs and an abundance of food. I live in the most beautiful place on earth, and I have to opportunity to raise my kids in the country. I'm thankful to wake up each morning and breathe the fresh air of the country...to gather eggs, work in the greenhouse, mow my own lawn, to work together as a family. I'm grateful for the legacy of an amazingly tight knit family. We live next door to David's parents...and every one of his siblings and their kids live within four miles. My parents live 20 minutes away, and my sister, who lives the farthest away from all my family, is about 4 1/2 hours away. I am thankful that we can do so much together, and I am so thankful for the love and support that all of my family shows to me. I am thankful for the blessings and gifts of life that I know come from my Heavenly Father. I'm thankful for the opportunity to work hard and to always push myself to learn new things. My heart is indeed full, and I have so much to be thankful for this year.
I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving!