My Thanksgiving was really lovely. It was just my immediate family and my grandfather, which after a few years of craziness was a welcome change. I love big get togethers, but it was nice to have some quality time with my parents and siblings.

My grandfather, Grampie, has Alzheimer's so it was bittersweet to have him with us. I'm so thankful he's nearby, but it's also a really hard disease to watch someone deteriorate from.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with whomever you celebrated!

I decided to take a moment and jump on the bandwagon of thankful posts. Because I have a lot to be thankful for.

(Really, you can just think of this as my awkward and awesome post without the awkward. And who doesn't love all awesome?!)

I'm thankful for:

  • A roof over my head
  • Family I like to spend time with
  • A community of supportive friends
  • More food than I need (and that I like!)
  • Amazing opportunities this past year in grad school
  • Puppy and kitty snuggles
  • Sunny days outside and cozy rainy days in
  • College basketball
  • Egg nog lattes
  • The holiday season...

What are you especially thankful for?


  1. I'm glad you had a great holiday! And I agree- the extended family is fun, but I much prefer the smaller, immediate family fun. :)

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, I'm glad you had a lovely time!

  3. I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. This year has a been one of change for me so I'm grateful that I can still be flexible enough to accept it all

  4. Puppy snuggles, rainy days in, and GOOD FOOD. I am with you 100% on that. Great list!

  5. Puppy snuggles are the best! And so very thankful for the holidays ;)
    xo TJ

  6. my job! i don't make much but i am able to eat, pay bills, and have a place to live.