We hope y’all are with your families and enjoying turkey today! (Or tofurkey, if that’s more your style!) We wanted to take a moment to each list a few of the things we’re thankful for on this most wonderful holiday.
From Emily, whose favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is stuffing:
I am thankful for my family. I really think I lucked out with the most loving, most brilliant, and most fun family that a girl could ever ask for. I’m thankful for a warm home, a snuggly bed, and best friends, even if they’re flung far and wide. I’m thankful for God and the innumerable blessings He has entrusted to me. And today, I will probably be thankful for the Butterball hotline, seeing as I am cooking Thanksgiving dinner.
From Katharine, whose favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is Stouffer’s Macaroni and Cheese (which is what she’s contributing to her family’s spread):
After five years, I am thankful to be spending my first Thanksgiving with Kyle. My father will be hosting the celebration this year, and I couldn’t think of a better place to share our first official holiday as husband and wife than at my family’s home in Virginia. (Macaroni + Cheese will be included.) I’m grateful for the year of changes we have enjoyed, for my father and three younger siblings and for my new family in Cincinnati. (Our first home in North Carolina, my best friend Molly and the Duke trail are just a few of the blessings that make make life so sweet.) Speaking of sweet, I’m especially grateful for candy – of all shapes and sizes.
From Lara, whose favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is: my mom’s turnip puree. OK, maybe it doesn’t sound exciting at first glance, but it’s like mashed potatoes with a hint of spicy heat and nutmeg. Pretty much Southern heaven on earth. I am so grateful for Jesus, my family, and the way God has worked in my life this year. I’m so grateful for Katharine, Emily, Marissa, Whitney, Nicole and Sierra and how they make me want to be my best every day. They put up with my crazy ideas and my insatiable drive that keeps us busy. I love you all so much. I am so grateful for Gina and Emily L. and for the adventure of a lifetime we just went on. I’ve never had close girlfriends and I have found two soulmates. I’m so grateful for the people who opened their hearts to us on that journey. All 100+ new friends – I’m thanking God for each one of you at my Thanksgiving table today. So much love and thanks for all that you are. As they say, my cup overfloweth. I could write volumes. I’m thankful for YOU, dear readers. Thank you for supporting us. I’m grateful for my eternal roomie Harmony, who is like a sister to me, and for my half-sister Kathy. I’m thankful that these two women – my favorite women in LA – just happened to meet by chance the other night. God is good. I’m grateful for all of these people who have made this year so powerful for me. Last but not least, I’m thankful for my husband. My grandma loves him too… maybe a little too much. Filmed just ten days ago when Gina, Ari, Emily and I went to Irvine. Wait for it… wait for it….
Happy Thanksgiving, lovely readers! What are you thankful for?
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