Here in the US, the 4th Thursday of November is always our Thanksgiving holiday. I had a great day with my family. My immediate family alternates from year to year, one year we're with Dad's extended family, and the other year we're with Mom's. This year we were with Mom's family, and it was the first time in a few years that the entire family was together, including my aunt, uncle & cousins from Illinois. We were especially thankful for our newest addition - a new cousin Gracyn who was born a month ago. She's the first baby we've had in the family for over 19 years, and my cousin Amanda is still pouting about losing her place as the baby of the family :^) But seriously, this little girl is going to be so spoiled by her aunts, uncles & cousins that it isn't funny . . . :^) I finally got a few photos with her. There's this one, this one, and finally my favorite . . .
I'm also thankful for the truly great people that I am so honored to be able to count among my friends. They inspire me and amaze me all at the same time. I'm thankful for the SBS community - the amazing people that make our community the gold standard . . .
So wherever you are, and even if you aren't in the US - take a moment to count your blessings and convey thanks to those people in your life who make a difference. As for me, I'm starting to make my Christmas list for Gracyn . . . sure she's a newborn, but you can never start spoiling too soon . . . :^)
Thu, Nov 25 2004 22:46