Day 22 – Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving!  For the past 22 days I have made it my goal to daily write about something I am thankful for. This simple task has radically changed my heart as I enter the holiday season experiencing more peace and gratitude.

I was blessed to enjoy today with Jon, Cayley, and my wonderful in-laws.  We also included Andy, Matt, and Glen, three transplants from Sacramento, CA without family close by.  Our feast included fried turkey, spicy brisket, mac & cheese, mirliton casserole, cornbread dressing, holiday sweet potatoes, fruit salad, and lemon pie.  We played Apples to Apples and are now watching Elf.

Jon, the master meat cutter armed and ready.

The fried turkey is ready to eat


Yes, please pass the Mac & Cheese


Yummy holiday sweet potato casserole a family tradition for our family.


Enjoying our Thanksgiving feast.

A few Thanksgiving decorations we enjoy.


A fun way to end the day watching Elf, love this movie.


Day 21 – Thankfulness – Glorious Weather


I am thankful for sunny warm days especially around the holidays.  I am definitely not a cold weather gal nor do I like days on end of rain which was a huge consideration in our not moving to Portland.  I get so energized by talking a 3 mile morning walk on a cool day after having my quite time and coffee.