Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Northward Bound

For those of you who don't know, Hubband and I are spending Thanksgiving up north, in the New England states where we grew up. Turkey will be consumed with my extended family in Massachusetts, and then we will spend the weekend with Hubband's family in Connecticut. We are lucky to be able to fly up and spend this time with family, and we look forward to it every year. 
I will take some photos of the spread this year; even though I don't get to do any Thanksgiving cookery (gasp!) I can still share a little of our experience, which is somewhat unique. 
Things will be quiet here while we're gone, but I wanted to leave you with a little sampling of just a few of the things for which I'm most thankful this year. 

Friends. Old ones, new ones, 'real life' and blog friends, thank you for being in our lives. You are all greatly appreciated and loved.

Family. From grandfather to young niece and everyone between, we are grateful for your presence in our lives and everything you have contributed to who we are. We are thankful for your health and happiness. 

Moments and Memories. There have been so many this year: our first wedding anniversary, our amazing Alaska trip, Chicago and every day at home together. There have been so many moments this year that we were blessed to have experienced, and I'm so grateful for the opportunities. 

Humphrey. It may seem silly to be so thankful for our pup, but he means the world to us. He reminds me to be patient and find to joy in little things. He's always willing to play a game or give a cuddle, and never fails to bring a smile to our faces.

Last, but never least, Hubband. He is my best friend and my love, and he has been so supportive of this blogging adventure, as well as so many other things. He makes me happier than I thought would ever be possible, and I'm grateful for him every day, not just the last Thursday in November.


Crazy House of Powers said...

So touching...I hope you both have a great time "up north"-I miss it-say hello to it for me, and goodness gracious tell Hubband to wear a coat!

Ingrid said...

That was a GREAT post!

Hope you had a safe & wonderful turkey day with friends and family!