There are just some days that being thankful impresses itself on me more than others. Today is one of those days.
I am thankful for warmth on a very cold, snowy day.
I am thankful for my husband, who is home now and starting his new job in February. I am thankful that he has a job that can support me staying at home with our two kiddos, thankful that it helps fund my photography hobby, my attempts at being an artist and designer. And thankful that he supports me in pursuing those passions.
I am thankful that his job can provide any one of these beautiful house we are looking at where we can grow into as a family, and be near to my parents.
I am thankful for two healthy and happy children that give us so much joy and so much love.
I am thankful for Christmas music that reminds me where my heart and head should be, and also reminds me to be joyful and childlike.
I am thankful for the photographer across the street that, when her shop lights up with a strobe, it is like a reminder to be creative and to go do something. I am then thankful for crafty blogs that give me so many ideas...
I am thankful for my baby girl who is 4 months old already, and who brings my heart so much joy... and brings happiness to others too!
I am thankful for my 'big' boy, who is a little over 2, who gives me reasons each day to laugh, smile, give and receive hugs.
I am thankful for friends, who come to help, come to play and come to say 'Goodbye' but somehow that word is never mentioned... it is more like a 'we will just pretend you are not leaving, and make some excuse to come visit you' or a 'see you soon.'
I am thankful that no one threw us a surprise going away party, because honestly, I hate surprise parties. I have only had surprise parties when I was moving away as a child, so really, those parties were no fun at all. :(
So instead of saying "Goodbye" I am going to say that I am so thankful for all our friends that we have met while living in this beautiful city. Thankful for our time together, that we have hopefully all made each other better for knowing each other.
See you soon.
For those friends that are not pictured, please don't feel left out! I have been so busy experiencing this last week with friends that I keep forgetting to document it :(
I shall try harder this last week!