I am thankful for Sundays. I love the laid back-ness of the day. The Hubs and I have started going back to church, and I have actually started looking forward to it.
Sunday is supposed to be the day to rest. It’s the day I have off work and the day to spend with those special family members. Usually spent with either my family or his. This week, spent with adopted family. (Christmas Photo Session, coming soon!)
As I cook dinner, I am thankful for food. I know it sounds funny but since I love to cook and bake, these things are my tools. They teach me patience and care and have always taught me to be proud of my creations. My mother, my Meme and my Grandma have all been cooks. I was taught to make homemade biscuits at a young age and the men in my family take pride in their women’s work. Cooking and baking the things that my loved ones crave is what I love to do. Peanut Butter Cookies for the hubs, especially.
I love that each season has it’s own food. Summer is my favorite. All the fresh veggies, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, squash, zucchini, and okra! But fall brings pumpkin. And the Christmas Season brings mint and chocolate and all kinds of goodies for gifts, parties and cookie swaps! Cold weather brings soups and chilis. Spring gets the grill back out. I am thankful to have been brought up in a family that loves to cook!
Do you have Sunday traditions?
Do you have food traditions?
I so totally forgot Day 2! If you know me, you know that distracted is my middle name. ( I have a giant magnet on my fridge that reads “So many things to do and so many things to distract em from doing them.”)
Day 2: I am thankful for my husband. He keeps me grounded and will always love me no matter what. We are almost 7 months into this being married thing and we are still kicking! I can go into an entire other post about what I’ve learned about being married and I still have so much to learn. But I have the best partner for the ride.
[This is the hubs and I at our local Air Force base Airshow. October 2012]
Day 3: This is going to sound crazy, but I am thankful for Pinterest! I have loved finding recipes, crafts and ideas that I might not have found otherwise. I have made some pretty awesome culinary discoveries from that site. I actually have Peanut Butter Pretzel brownies in the oven right now! (I’ll let you know how they turn out tomorrow.)
I feel like we as people take so much for granted. It seems very cliche to do this, but I really want to. I want to be in the season.
I am thankful for my family. The one I was born with and the one I married into.
Each one of those people mean so much to me. My parents, my sister, my husband, my in-laws and my new sister-in-law.
Think about taking the time to share with the world something you are thankful for each day of November. You might be surprised how much more you are thankful by the end of the month. And it will surely start your Christmas season off right.
They say the first few days are easy, and to point out even small things to those you love. You might even have the best Thanksgiving Day speech by Day 22.
I hope to share photos. and maybe even a few recipes that go along with it. I am really excited about sharing this journey with you!