Thursday, November 22, 2012


This holiday season we have SO MUCH to be thankful for.


The health of our family... especially the baby girl growing bigger every day in my tummy.  What a miracle... The little ripple I watch move over my stomach when she moves - that is the SAME baby we will eventually hold, raise, and watch grow up before our very eyes.

My husband. The fact that someone wants to do life with me and loves me unconditionally still blows my mind.  I pray I never take it for granted.  He is too good to me, so patient (especially during the hormonal mood swings),  and is seriously going to make the BEST Dad! This man can make me laugh on the WORST of days or just be there when I need to have a meltdown and cry.  And somehow he still chooses me every single day. 

This experience in France.  I know I am bipolar about living here at times, but to have this lifestyle, this flexiblity, this opportunity and quality time with my husband... it is something completely aggravating and beautiful at the same time. 

My friends. I don't really have friends here but my friends from back home and my fellow expat friends have done such a good job at encouraging me and keeping in touch- care packages, cards, emails, phone dates.  It has soothed this lonely heart of mine so thank you all! 

My family.  I am so lucky to have such a wonderful, BIG family that just keeps on growing! Little Stella is going to have a ton of cousins to grow up, play, and become friends with :) So far we will have 14 all under the age of 7!!!! Crazy, right?!??! 

TURKEY!!!! Guess what... THIS YEAR, we were able to order a TURKEY!!!! We are having our Colorado Thanksgiving meal on Friday night since we have clients today.  (Turkeys here are a seasonal item found only around Christmas- unless you order them in advance...and by that, I mean we ordered ours in OCTOBER! haha) 


"the real problem of life - in my life - is lack of thanksgiving. thanksgiving creates abundance; and the miracle of multiplying happens when i give thanks - take the just one loaf, say it is enough, and give thanks - and He miraculously makes it more than enough." - Ann Voskamp


  1. Gorgeous post - hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving! x

  2. This photo of you is beautiful! I WANT A COPY OF IT TO FRAME!! I am most thankful for my 2 beautiful daughters and wonderful son-in-law!! Love you and miss you!! XO, Mom

  3. love that you guys got to have a turkey. that is happy.
    wish i could be your friend in france!



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