Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with their families! It was my son, Jackson’s, first Thanksgiving so it was exciting for us (not really he’s 6 months old and has no idea it was a special day ha). But I did dress him up in Turkey PJ’s and that made it fun (for me)!
I’m so thankful that God blessed me with him! He brings so much happiness to my life I never thought I could even be this happy! I’m also very thankful for my parents. Without their love and support I wouldn’t have been able to be a stay at home mom this long. I haven’t missed a single memory or change Jackson has gone through, and I’m so lucky to be able to say that since I know not a lot of moms get to.
I’m thankful for my extended family for all of their continuous love and support as well! You know the saying “You can’t pick your family”? Well, I would pick mine. They may be crazy, but that’s why I love them!
I’ve also been blessed with the friends I have in my life. I consider my friends more like the sisters I never had, that’s how much they mean to me. When it comes time for my wedding I’m going to have like nine bridesmaids (good thing I have about ten years to narrow that down).
This part might not make sense to some people, but I’m thankful for all the people that were in my life at one point that aren’t any longer. The motto I live by is “Everything happens for a reason”. That saying has impacted my life in so many ways that I went out and got it tattooed onto my foot (yes it hurt like hell, but it was totally worth it)! “God doesn’t give you the people you want, He gives you the people you need. To help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you, and to make you the person you want to be” (Ok enough with the quotes). I believe every relationship happened in my life for a reason and although they did not last, they put me one step closer on the path that God has intended for me.
And that brings me to the thing I’m the most thankful for: (if you haven’t already guessed) God. I’m thankful for everything God has sacrificed for me and continues to do for me. He has blessed with me with a wonderful life. Sometimes it’s hard to be appreciative of everything we have through all the complaining about having to wait in a long line at the grocery store, or looking at your closet full of clothes thinking “I have NOTHING to wear”, or thinking about what you’d rather spend that rent check on, but some people don’t even have these things at all. Although it’s not New Years yet, my New Years resolution is to be more grateful for all that I have! My friend, Brett, has inspired me with the recent launch of his new company. With every purchase from his website 25% of the profits are donated to charities for either clean water for a community or help building a new school. Please go check out his website www.hucksley.com for your Christmas gifts AND a chance to give back!
(The Thanksgiving cake I made for my Godparents party this weekend!)
I have a lot of treats lined up to make for friends and family for Christmas, but once the holidays are over LET THE RECIPES CONTINUE!! Happy Holidays