|Charlotte in her cultural appropriation gear from school|
|5 mile Turkey Trot: our annual tradition|
|end of the trot, with the Mann Music Center in the background|
|cousins, and nuts and pie in the foreground|
|selfie by the fire|
|The men's side|
|Beginning our game of Taboo. My mom couldn't even talk when it was her turn.|
|Benjamin on our hike|
|Late fall in the woods|
We found time to relax as well as play.
Asher told Thanksgiving jokes at the table, and we remembered the things for which we are thankful.
In my annual ritual of gratitude, I am thankful for:
My three perfectly healthy children and their helpful and loving father. They continue to bring me joy each day. I miss them when I'm at work and still can't give them enough hugs and kisses in day.
My own good health- that I wake up each morning with no aches and pains, ready to take on the day.
Our warm, welcoming, messy home. I love that we bring in friends all the time, and that our house is a place for gathering and fun.
My parents, Eric's parents, and my aunt Jane and uncle Ed, who love our kids and spoil them rotten. Our kids can't doubt that they are loved.
Our good jobs, which continue to enable us to live a comfortable and easy life. We have a roof over our heads, cars to drive, and more than enough food to eat. Plus extra for fun!
The wonderful year we had, with the kids' first plane trip and our amazing time in California.
Our refrigerator is still overflowing, and I'm on to wrapping gifts, choosing cookie recipes, and planning Charlotte's birthday. This is a busy and thrilling time of year!