Thanksgiving morning when heading out to feed I opened the front door to this... This is the view from our front porch. What a gorgeous gift!
This one was taken 5 minutes later. Aren't the colors amazing?! I sure love my hood...
All the Fall decor is cleaned up and packed away til next year. The music man pulled out our Christmas goodies and I've begun to decorate. The last few years I have greatly reduced how much I put out, in keeping with " keeping it simple" so will this year be even less...maybe?
I've put up what we have out but the house feels like it needs a little more so I'll be going back to visit the holiday boxes, hopefully later today.
I picked up a belly bug yesterday afternoon and whoa...Not good. It's been a long time since I've been sick, thankfully. I am feeling better today but taking it easy... So i'll leave you with some more pics from the last couple days here at the ranch.
I set out a few years ago to try to see the small things in my every day and to give thanks. In fact I chose Thankful as my word of the year a couple years ago. The 30 day thankful project is one that I've done before but this was the first time I did it on the blog.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The food, the company even the rain held off for the day. It really was great.
Our bug stayed over and we went for a ride in the rain earlier today. It was a first for him and he and Luna did perfect!
The house has been full of family and friends for the last couple days and will empty out tonight. I love a full house so I'm a bit sad to see everyone go I'm also looking forward to some down time.... I'm tired.
I'm thankful for good wine, good food and good conversation.
Today we are hosting Thanksgiving, the kids will be here as well as our niece and her boyfriend. Preparations for a fantastic dinner are already underway. The Bungalow (our guest trailer) is ready. And we have friends coming out for a visit this weekend. I sure love a full house. So fun!
I'm not as young, skinny or agile as I once was. I have a few wrinkles and even a few more grey hairs. I jokingly say I worked hard for "this" body... rolls and all lol. But there is an underline of truth, as I did work hard to get healthy again.
photo by monkey
I'm thankful for my body though it's not perfect it serves me well and enables me to do the things I love. In my 40's I'm thankful for the wisdom that only comes with age. Life these days feels good and I know I'm exactly where I am supposed to be.
If I had an option to turn the clock back.... I wouldn't.
Today is a busy day as we're getting ready for Thanksgiving so I'm running a little behind on my post today. Although I'm a bit late I am incredibly grateful for family. I know I already did a post of my posse but I wanted to mention the rest of my family. My parents. My sister and her family. My nieces and nephew as well the music mans family.
I don't talk too much about them here (they prefer it that way) but all of them are amazing and awesome people that I am so blessed to be able to call my family. My family lives within a couple hours drive so I get to see them often.
"Friendship isn't a big thing, it's a million little things."
I am grateful for the friendships I have, old and new. I have friends who inspire me, challenge me and love me.
My bestest buddies have been with me for many years and have traveled with me through the ups and downs of life. We've watched our kids grow up into adults, we've shared serious laughter... the kind that leaves you with a belly ache and we've shared loss.
I have the best buddies, in real life and here in blog land. I am so blessed and thankful for all of you. You make me smile BIG.