Being thankful

This last year has been full of exciting adventures and our little family has so much to be thankful for.

This last weekend I was so thankful to have one of my most favorite people in the world come and meet Max.  My cousin Kristin flew up from Las Vegas for a long weekend and I had such a great time showing the kid off to her.

Thanksgiving was spent at Rob’s parents after Max decided to take an unusually long nap making us 2 hours late!  We were in charge of the potatoes, dessert, and of course the deviled eggs.  Well, Rob was in charge of the deviled eggs.  Have I mentioned before that I hate deviled eggs?  They smell like farts.

I am thankful that my applesauce spice cake turned out to be downright perfect.

Pecan turkey!

I am thankful that we have family to be with.

Left to right: Rob’s dad, Joe, Rita my retarded dog (I can say that because she is), Grandma Betty, my mom, Clare, me (duh), Diego licking my face, Rob, Max (in Rob’s babyhood high chair!), my brudder Cameron, Brady (family friend), and Rob’s mom, Sherri.

I am thankful that I have a little boy who makes everything worthwhile.  I am thankful that I have a little boy who has the sweetest, toofiest, cheekiest, dimples showing up sometimes grin.  I am thankful that this boy likes to eat and enjoyed his first Thanksgiving dinner.

I am thankful that this guy is his dad and that we’re a cute little family.  I am thankful that this guy puts up with my crazy, and loves me in spite of it.  Or because of it, cause some guys are into that, ya know?

I am also thankful for my dad, who I know was with us tonight.  After dinner Brady turned on the stereo and was trying to find a station.  He picked up on a station that was playing Vince Gurauldi’s Linus and Lucy.  My heart sank.  I smiled.  That was my favorite song that my dad played on the piano.  I know it was him.  There have only been a handful of times I’ve experienced his presence like this, it’s very comforting.

Lastly, I want to dedicate this post to my very dear friend Joy who I am very thankful to have in my life and who I love very much.

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