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Thanksgiving 2011

I’m up super early because Chris had work at 5am (!). We spent Thanksgiving yesterday at our friend Steph’s house. Steph moved to San Francisco this past summer, so seeing her and everyone else was a reunion of sorts. :)

This time of year always gets me in a sort of melancholy mood, especially since my parents are on the other side of the world and the rest of our families are scattered, mostly on the west coast. Nevertheless, I have a list of blessings! In addition to life and good health; my husband, parents, and family; and a steady job and a wonderful boss and coworkers, here’s what else I’m thankful for…

  • Our fledgling business. It’s taught me a lot about what I can handle, how I like things to be run, and most importantly, that Chris and I can work on something like this…together.
  • Our awesome couples & families who have trusted us at the early stages of our business, and their never-ending encouragement (and word-of-mouth referrals!).
  • The equally awesome photographers we’ve met along the way, especially the ones who have taken the time to teach, to help, or even grab a cup of coffee.
  • Facebook and Twitter, as cliche as it sounds. But it’s hard moving across the country! Facebook and Twitter has helped me keep in touch with everyone back home and relatives all over the world.
  • Weekends off, so I can catch up on sleep and business stuff.
  • Spotify. Sometimes all you need is to blast a little rock n’ roll and you’re good to go.
  • My passport. Travel opens up your eyes to the world and I’m so thankful that I have the opportunity to go to places, especially places overseas. Bonus points: Chris has the travel bug too!
  • All the material things that aren’t necessary to survive, but make life fun nonetheless: iPhone, iPad, a car, Open Table, Yelp, WordPress, Adobe photo editing products, Amazon Prime, and Cyber Monday.
  • Baked goods, because everyone loves a cupcake (or cake pop!).
  • Free heat at our apartment. Cuz you know this cold is no joke! Likewise with the down comforter. Sooo comfy.
  • Crawling into bed at the end of a long day (under aforementioned down comforter), snuggling up next to Chris, and thanking God for another day lived.

Cheers to the 2011 holiday season, and here’s to being grateful for every blessing you have, no matter how big or small…even if it’s a cardboard box to play in. :)

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