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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Give Thanks.

Our First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has never really been my favorite time of year. It isn't because I'm not thankful, but because sometimes it is hard to be thankful when times just aren't easy. This year Josh and I celebrated our first Turkey Day in the company of great friends that we may as well call family, the Smith's. Maddy their daughter was my roommate last year and is now one of my best friends. I really do love them like family. When I'm around them I'm reminded of what a family should be, a feeling I never really got growing up in my crazy family.

I was reminded over the past few days of what one day I will be thankful for. One day I will be the mother who takes my daughter shopping and actually wants to spoil them every once in a while. We will be the family with traditions like putting the Christmas tree up the day after Thanksgiving is over. We will sit around a table for meals with family, and extended family and play games until we can't stop laughing.

Although I am not ready to be a family of three, I can't wait to have these memories. Josh and I have started a few traditions of our own. This year we went to see the Salt Lake Temple lights. I'm amazed when I look at the million lights on the trees. Someone put a lot of effort into putting those up. We are also doing Christmas cards... Just wait until you get yours :)

 Christmas Lights in Temple Square

1 comment:

  1. We feel honored to be included in your blog!! We had such a great time with you guys and feel like you are family as well. Thanks for sharing your 1st Thanksgiving with us...we loved every minute, especially all of the laughing! Homes need lots of laughter, I feel like our cup was filled. We love you and wish you many year of happy memories and fun filled traditions!!