Give Thanks

Happy day-before-Thanksgiving, all! Is anybody else dreaming about the amount of delicious food they plan to consume tomorrow? I know I am! My mom makes the BEST Thanksgiving meal known to mankind, so we are pretty spoiled that we get to be with my family to celebrate this year.

Since this is the time of year to give thanks and appreciate life’s blessings, I want to take a quick personal moment to highlight a few people and things that I’m most thankful for in my life.

// First and foremost – to my husband, my one and only, I couldn’t do anything that I do without your love, support and commitment. You are my rock, my comedic relief, and the best part-time blog photographer that I know. I am thankful for you today and everyday. I love you!

// To Finley – you’re a dog, so naturally you can’t read this (if you could, we’d have other things to discuss) – you’ve brought so much joy into our lives! Coming home to your wagging tail and falling asleep with you plastered against me brings a guaranteed-dose of happiness, even on the worst of days. 

// To my family – Thank you for your continued love and support. It’s been a blessing to share every high and low moment with you, especially throughout the past couple years, and I’m ridiculously lucky to have my best friends as my family members. And, a special shout out to my mom who, without fail, reads and comments on my blog posts each day, and to my dad who reads my blog daily but doesn’t comment so he doesn’t look like a creepy old man. Thanks to you both!

// To the close friends that know who they are – I miss each of you every day! I guess we never realized how precious our time together was when we all lived within five minutes of each other. Although we now may not see or talk to each other often, I’m thinking of you always!
// Last, but certainly not least – to all of YOU! You guys – my labor of love, this little piece of the Web that I’ve come to occupy would be nothing without your readership, sweet comments, knowledge and suggestions. I never thought this blog would turn into what it is today, and now I can’t imagine my life without it or all of you. Thank you for your continued support and friendship – it means the world to me, and I hope we all can go out for cocktails one day!
Whew, okay – on the tail-end of that emotional declaration, I am going to take the next couple days off to enjoy the holiday and the official start of the holiday season. I wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving, and I’ll talk to you Monday! Cheers!

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  1. 2.2.15
    Pamela said:

    Aww love this! Have an amazing Thanksgiving!

    <3, Pamela

  2. 12.3.14

    Awe, thanks lady! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, too – looks like you had fun in NYC!

  3. 12.3.14

    I hope you did too, lady!

  4. 12.3.14

    This is such a sweet post! I hope you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I still love that photo of you and Finley so much!

  5. 11.29.14
    Tif Fannin said:

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  6. 11.28.14

    Thanks, girl! I hope you're enjoying your weekend, too. 🙂 xo

  7. 11.28.14

    Thanks, lady! Hope yours was good, too!

  8. 11.28.14

    I really do! I'm so lucky to have a lot of people supporting me no matter what I do in life. Have a wonderful weekend, girl!

  9. 11.28.14

    Haha, I'm the same way with pumpkin pie – that's usually why I'm the one tasked with bringing it to the dinner. 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  10. 11.28.14

    We definitely have changed for the better – your hair isn't orange any more! Hahahaha. The food was delicious yesterday!

  11. 11.28.14

    Oh my goodness. Finn got SO spoiled yesterday – we don't give him people food normally, but of course he had to have his first taste of turkey. Well, that led to LOTS of turkey tastings for him. I'm pretty sure he's going to be zonked out all day today because of it. 🙂 Duh, we of course will make those cocktails happen eventually. I hope you had a great holiday, too lady!

  12. 11.28.14

    I hope you had a fantastic holiday, girl – those cocktails WILL be in our future!

  13. 11.28.14

    Yes, I always feel extra blessed this time of year because of everything I have to be thankful for! I hope you're enjoying your extra long weekend and hopefully getting out to do some shopping. 🙂

  14. 11.28.14

    Thank you! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  15. 11.28.14

    Right?! We've had Finn since July, and we basically can't remember a time before him. It's crazy how much joy and fun they bring to people's lives!

  16. 11.28.14

    You are so sweet! I always look forward to your comments. 🙂 I hope you had a great holiday, and cheers to the weekend!

  17. 11.28.14

    I sure do – I feel blessed everyday. 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  18. 11.28.14

    I hope yours was great, too! xo

  19. 11.28.14

    Thanks, lady! I hope you had a great holiday, too!

  20. 11.27.14

    Hope you are having a wonderful holiday sweet girl! xoxoxoxo

  21. 11.26.14

    🙂 Happy Thanksgiving girl!! Have a good one.

  22. 11.26.14
    Nadia said:

    I love reading these posts, they're so sweet! It sounds like you have a great support system in your family, definitely something to be grateful for! Have an amazing Thanksgiving Karly!

  23. 11.26.14
    Marlen said:

    Nuh uh MY mom makes the best Thanksgiving dinner 😉 She's actually already cooking up a storm downstairs and I incurred her wrath by stealing a sliver of pumpkin pie. I just couldnt resist- every time I opened the fridge, there it was taunting me! I now have to go to the store and buy a new one 🙁

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  24. 11.26.14
    Debra Stachelski said:

    Of course, I loved this post today! I feel so blessed to be able to have my entire family here tomorrow, and I sure hope the food will be good! I'm dying at that old picture of the family, my how we have changed (for the better, I hope!) Finley will add to the fun! A very Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  25. 11.26.14
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    Oh girl, I sure hope cocktails are in our future too! So many amazing things to be thankful for 🙂 Happy thanksgiving sweet girl. Make sure to sneak that precious pup of yours a piece of turkey!

  26. 11.26.14

    Love love love! So much to be thankful for – today and everyday 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and YES to future cocktails!

  27. 11.26.14

    It sounds like you have so many great things to be thankful for, I hope you have a fantastic time with your family and enjoy the extra long weekend (as i will be doing myself!) Happy Thanksgiving!

  28. 11.26.14

    That is the cutest picture of you and Finley! Love your thankful list!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  29. 11.26.14

    Awwh this is great. My boyfriend and I recently moved across the country, away from family and friends and it's made me appreciate them so much more. Finley is SO cute!! Dogs are the best. I don't even remember what we did before Koda came into our lives haha

  30. 11.26.14

    Those pictures are fantastic. You are a sweet girl and I look forward to reading your posts each morning with my cup of coffee. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 🙂

  31. 11.26.14

    Happy Thanksgiving!! You have so much to be thankful for!

    Her Heartland Soul

  32. 11.26.14
    Biana Perez said:

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family girl!!!