Tomorrow, families across the country will gather around their dinner tables, hold hands, and go through the slightly (very) awkward tradition of saying what they’re thankful for.
I say, why wait!
Here’s (some of) what I’m thankful for in a series of pictures from this year.
First, I’m thankful for my husband. He’s the nicest guy I’ve ever known, and he can always make me laugh. He puts up with all the Law and Order marathons and my near-constant panic about my most recent knitting project that is never going to get finished. (Don’t worry about the dog- he’s having fun. This is how he plays fetch- he never ever wants to give up the ball.)And that brings me to the second thing I’m thankful for, my pup Ollie. He’s too stinking adorable for words, and is a total cuddle monster. He’s so silly and sweet, and I’m incredibly glad he is part of our family.I’m thankful for Seattle- I mean, a beautiful city, full of delicious food and all sorts of things to do, minutes from the beach and less than an hour from two mountain ranges? Could you ask for a better place to live?I’m thankful for all our friends, both here in Seattle and spread across the country. I’m so happy that we’ve managed to stay in touch over the years and across three time zones. And, I’m still so happy we made it all the way to Yellowstone this summer- best vacation ever!And, I’m thankful for getting to knit and design patterns for a living. When I was a kid, filling out those “What I Want To Be When I grow Up” quizzes, I never thought “Professional Knitter” would be an option. So, you can imagine how surprised (and pleased) I am to find myself here.Of course, I’m thankful for much more, but those are just the things I have pictures of. I’m thankful for big things, of course: my family, the opportunity to work with amazing kids every day, and the home my husband and I share. And I’m thankful for silly little things: that it’s (finally) grapefruit season again, coffee, and trips to the dog park. And, of course I’m thankful for you guys! I wouldn’t be writing (as much, anyway) if I didn’t have you amazing readers.
So, happy Thanksgiving! Have a fantastic day tomorrow, eat too much and enjoy yourself!