November 25, 2015

Thankful Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. So. Crazy. 

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because the day is all about food and family/friends. While a lot of people anticipate the craze of holiday shopping with sales and deals, I'm one of the ones who likes to sit back and slowly soak in the holiday fervor that erupts.

Rather than my usual Wednesday Whim post, I wanted to take a minute to appreciate all the good and be thankful for all of it. The world has been filled with some terrible news as of late and it's easy to focus on the negative. 

 San Francisco City Hall - in honor of Paris
But, a holiday like Thanksgiving reminds us all that plenty of positive things do exist.

family selfie with all of us looking at the camera at the same time!

To put it simply, I'm thankful for my family. Out of everything 2015 has given me, I cherish my newly expanded family. While parenthood has been a whirlwind (to say the least), I wouldn't trade this role for anything else in the world. I know some people are not so fortunate so despite the challenges I face, I know I'm lucky to have a healthy and happy family.

Sure, there are ups and downs, but all the ups make up for all the downs. When Baby B smiles or starts to giggle, I can't help but feel immeasurable joy. When Baby B sleeps, I can't help but feel endless love for him. When Baby B cries, I can't help but feel protective of him. So all those clichés that people hear about how being a parent changes you? Yea, I would totally agree with them. It's amazing how quickly my outlook on life has changed with him in this world.

We're going to be fortunate enough to be around family and friends this year in San Francisco for B's first Thanksgiving. I didn't grow up in a traditional household, but I'm enthusiastic to start our own. Some traditions might stick and some might not, but this is a road I'm excited to pave.

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you eat to your heart's content and you enjoy being with the family and friends you're with.

In the spirit of the holiday, I hope you'll share what you're grateful for as well!


  1. Have a nice day! Lovely family pic :)


  2. That family photo of the three of you Nancy is absolutely delightful. Baby B is beautiful and is growing up nicely. Happy first Thanksgiving to him. I love this post and your thoughfulness behind it. Thank you for including that picture of the awesome San Francisco's Hall in honor of France, too.

    I agree with your thoughts on mommyhood and all the cliches out there. This is my daughter's third Thanksgiving and I feel more blessed and more grateful of her as each year goes by.

    Here is to a fantastic Turkey day for you all and for all the new traditions you three will make together!

    :-) Ada.

  3. Really love the pics :3

    Ana ♥ N/POST

  4. Aw such a sweet picture of you and your family! Have a great Thanksgiving :)

  5. yup! Focus on the positives indeed. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Nancy!

  6. Lovely post! I agree nothing is perfect but you should take a moment to be grateful and thankful for what you do have. Wishing you a happy holiday!


  7. beautiful post!
    appreciation is a beautiful thing

  8. Lovely post. There is so much to be thankful for. Enjoy your holiday!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. Beautiful photo! Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving!

    Wishes & Reality

  10. Hope you have a wonderful day with your family. Baby B is tooo cute!


  11. You and your family are adorable! I'm in no way ready to have a family yet, but I've heard that a lot of mothers feel the same way. Baby B is too cute, hehe.

    becky ♡ star violet

  12. I love the idea of the thanksgiving holiday - and your beautiful family is definitely something to be thankful for! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  13. Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving! Such a happy family photo- your little guy is adorable :)


  14. I hope B enjoyed his first Thanksgiving : ) and you have a great holiday.

    Our Thanksgiving was over a month ago but I am grateful every day for my health and family.


  15. This is perfect! We definitely do need to focus on the positive. There are so many things out there and on the news that really bring us down, but there are so many things we don't see that are awesome!

  16. Totally agree, there is nothing like family and yours is beautiful. Hope your Thanksgiving was fab!

  17. This was such a lovely post! One of the best things about Thanksgiving is that it is a time that forces us to really slow down, spend time with loved ones, and really appreciate all that is positive and good in both the world and our lives personally.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  18. Beautiful pictures, hope you had a great holiday!

    Macarons and Mischief

  19. Thanksgiving has passed already so I'm a bit late to respond to this but this year, I'm grateful for my family and friends as well as being able to go back to school!

    a small bit | bloglovin | twitter

  20. Such a lovely post and so positive! You're right that the news has been awful lately and we should focus on the important in our lives!

    Happy Holidays to you and your sweet family!

    Love, Mary

  21. Beautiful and heart warming post! I love reading this, it helps keep things in perspective. Enjoy the holidays with your beautiful family!
    xx, Elle

  22. So glad you had a great Thanksgiving Nancy! Beautiful family photo :D Your son is the cutest. I hate to see what is going on in the world also.

  23. Hello Nancy! You have a beautiful family! God bless you all now and always. Your blessings are simply beautiful. I had a great one myself with my wonderful daughters and family. I also count my blessings everyday! Isn't amazing! God is great! XOXO, Jeannette


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