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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

i am thankful...

Hey, do you guys remember Thanksgiving of '09? Pretty epic right? Although the memories are kind of blurry being that is was SO long ago...

Ok, whatever. I have been busy and a blog slacker and I never blogged about Thanksgiving but now the time has come. Technically, these are only photographs from Thanksgiving with side notes about things I am thankful for...(why did I feel the need to spell this post out for y'all? I have no clue.)

I am thankful for my beautiful niece, who never fails to make me smile...

I am thankful for grandparents who love to fish and keep my freezer full of salmon...

I am thankful that I snapped this photo of my brother and niece being total mouth-breathers...sicknast...
I am thankful that I got my height from my dad's side of the family...Mom, I love you and all but you are sort of a munchkin. I am not thankful that I have a ginormous 'fivehead' lord almighty...

I am thankful that I have a brother who is a devout member of 'The Church of The Food Network' and can cook up some srsly delicious food...
I am thankful that my OTHER brother brought this lovely gal home one day...she gives me great blogging material...I mean really? This picture is epic. Bastina is gangsta...
I am thankful that over Thanksgiving, Grandpa and Bug solved many issues including: world peace...you can thank them later...

I am thankful that my niece does not let small things get in her way. Here she is 'playing' Wii Bowling even though her father will not share the control...check out that form...

I am thankful that my camera did not drink and drive...because judging by the blurriness of this picture it had had one too many shots...

I am thankful that after 26 years of Jon-thans existence I finally have a picture where he is not strangling our mother...

I am thankful he did not cut off all of my oxygen while strangling me...gotta love big brothers...right? Right...

I am thankful that my brother is with this gal. She makes him happy...and seeing him happy makes me happy...

I am thankful that I belong to a family full of rock stars. Case and point...that girl is ready to rock...


Most of all, I am thankful that even though this was our first holiday together after my Dad passed away we all still laughed, bickered, and loved. We all had a sense of peace...

I am thankful.

19 comments:

Allison said...

Ooh, I love these pictures! And no one is judging you for being a month off. :D Your niece is absolutely ADORABLE. and everyone looks so happy!! It looks like you had an amazing thanksgiving- and you looked BEAUTIFUL.

Nat said...

This is an absolutely wonderful post! It makes me want to do Thanksgiving all over again.

You have a beautiful family! (very Italian :))

Amy said...

Awww what a lovely post.
YOU are lovely.
You're whole family is lovely!
And you are very very awesome!

Alice said...

AWE! Love your pictures. You guys are such a happy looking family.

My camera gets drunk a lot too. Let's get our camera's together and have a good time.

Ashley said...

Aww, I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving! Your family looks way fun! Your niece is too cute!

Katie said...

This post was full of delight and happy Turkey memories! I laughed, too, because I just finally put up a few T-giving pictures as well. Whatever, clearly WE know that the cool kids blog about Thanksgiving in December...keeping the spirit alive is all.

Your family is precious! And you are BEAUTIFUL girl!

Living In Your Letters said...

I LOVE the photo of your niece and grandfather. Adorable!
And your joke about the camera made me laugh...you are the greatest!
I hope to see some equally amazing photos after Christmas...

KatOfDiamonds said...

Among all the epic-ness you have some seriously beautiful pic there darlin! xoxoxoxox

Lauren said...

This post is amazing, as are you :)

It's awesome that despite all that your family has been through lately you can still have fun together! Such a lovely family! And a darn cute niece. She will really love that picture of her and Grandpa one day.

Just so you know, you and your family totally rocks!

Ivy said...

You always make me smile. Each photo and comment was an honest you.
I am happy you guys made it through Turkey Day! Bring on Christmas and a new photo post of fun times!
Cheers~Ivy

MoreThanMyOwnLife said...

Awww you are so lucky to have so many wonderful things to be thankful for! Mm Turkey day is awesome. So are you. 8)

Ivy said...

My kitchen smells like sausages... the grease splattered everywhere and I must have some lurking in a small spot I can't get to. I don't know if I am thankful for this b/c it smells good or if I am crabby about it b/c something didn't get clean and I am tired of smelling the smell.
Oh, I only but Farmland Pork and Bacon sausages... they are the BEST!

Love
Random thankfulness by Ivy
*wink*

Nancy Face said...

SALMON? Your grandparents fish for SALMON! That's one of my favorite foods on the planet!

Gosh, your niece is a cutie! What fun pictures! :)

I am so sorry your dad passed away.
(((((HUGS)))))

Sam, The Nanti-SARRMM said...

*comment*

These are some excellent photos. Thanks for giving us a look into your family.

Christina said...

I am SO gangsta.

I am thankful for a wonderful boyfriend's sister that I get along with and that we read the same books!

Ashton Dene' said...

Ummm, pretty much what Fi said.

And I love the pics of your family, I'm so glad that you were able to gather together as a family and celebrate all your are thankful with everything that was going on relating to your dad passing away.

I'm sorry you have mean haters. I'll shank them for you.

xoxo, ash

Kellie said...

Aww this is a sweet post.. I love it. Your family seems awesome :)

amanda leeann said...

awe. yay, thanksgiving! your niece is all sorts of cuteness [and i def. typed "christmas" instead of "cuteness" the first go-round..]

i'm so sorry about your dad, but i'm glad you're all doing well!

Sam said...

love your blog!
"I am thankful that my camera did not drink and drive...because judging by the blurriness of this picture it had had one too many shots..."
haha that is hilarious!