Happy Thanksgiving, friends!
I hope you all are preparing wonderful feasts or hanging out with family or watching parades/football, or whatever it is you choose to do today to enjoy the holiday!
It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the ol' "What I'm Thankful" list, would it? So, here's the 2011 edition, including some serious and some fun things I'm thankful for today:
What I'm Thankful For...
I'm thankful for my husband, who constantly finds new ways to remind me how lucky I am to have him without even realizing he's doing just that. He is thoughtful, kind, comforting, fun, smart, and easy on the eyes! He has been so fantastic to me this year, especially during this pregnancy. He's a top notch husband and I imagine he'll be an even better father.
I'm thankful for Baby Girl W. She is such a blessing and every single day I thank God for giving me another day as her mom. I can feel her moving and growing and my heart is already full of hopes and dreams for what her life could be. I can't wait to meet her in March. I love her to pieces already.
On a related but more light-hearted note, I'm thankful for a Pregnancy Appetite this Thanksgiving. I am fully prepared, both mentally and physically, to eat as close to my body weight in mashed potatoes as possible. On another related note, I'm thankful for maternity pants with that thoroughly unattractive but oh-so-useful-on-Thanksgiving stretchy panel that will allow for mass mashed potato consumption.
Back to seriousness, I'm thankful for our families. I'm so glad we'll get to spend time with so many of them this weekend. I'm thankful for those that are far away, too, of course, and I'm thinking of them this holiday!
I'm thankful for our friends, many of whom are going through great life changes as well - engagements, weddings, babies. We're lucky to have such great people in our lives.
I'm thankful for Achilles and the laughs he brings to our household on a regular basis. I'm also thankful for the kennel that promised him a special Thanksgiving meal today so I can feel less guilty about being away from him on a holiday (because he totally knows it's a holiday and his feelings were really hurt).
I'm thankful for our apartment. I still miss our old NYC apartment, but I love Hoboken and I'm thankful for the savings this apartment has brought to our bank account!
I'm thankful for my iPhone. Siri or no Siri, that thing rocks and I am never giving it up.
I'm thankful for Tim Tebow, because he is both good-looking and awesome. I'm reading his book right now and I just want to hug him (again!).
I'm thankful for my husband's ability to make a delicious pasta sauce. I don't know how I would have survived my first trimester pasta cravings without it.
I'm thankful for our travels this year and in past years. We've seen some great things, visited some great places and made some great memories.
I'm thankful for Crumbs cupcakes. This needs no further explanation.
I'm thankful for the body pillow my dad sent me a while back. I will never sleep without that thing again.
I'm thankful for the last three years of New York life, and the three years of D.C. life before that. I love these cities and these years have brought experiences I will never forget.
I'm thankful for the promise of a new year and all the new, exciting things that will certainly come with it. I'm always up for a new adventure!
Well, I think that's enough for now. What are you thankful for this year?
Have a wonderful day, everyone! Give thanks!