Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thankful Part II

Last year, I did a post where I listed what I was thankful for... looking back this year, I find that nothing has really changed. However, I really, really dig Thanksgiving and still want to talk about it.

I mean, is there another time of year that's sole purpose is to just be thankful? I love that this day is set aside for enjoying life, food, tradition, family, and blessings, and it's really too bad that it completely gets the shaft. Thanksgiving is sandwiched right between two hugely commercial holidays and I find it sad that Thanksgiving just isn't that important to society. How else can we teach our children {on a national holiday} to be thankful for what they have? Sure--we can teach them the true meaning of Christmas in a couple of weeks, but giving thanks is something that I believe we are losing touch with.

Anyway, we always trade families on the holidays and this year we will be with the Carters for Christmas and are spending the Thanksgiving with the Lees in Washington. My little brother Matt is here from school and my brother Scott and his wife, Megan are coming in tonight. We will have a full house and I can't wait. My mom has been anticipating and preparing for weeks and my dad is bonding with Blaine on a whole new level over guns.

Life is bliss. And I'm grateful.


Lanea Sampson said...

Alicia-tell your mom that her friendship is on my list of "thankfuls". Love you guys!

Laurel said...

A-MEN!!! I love you and am terribly jealous you get to hang out with so much of our fantastic family all week. Happy Thankful Day!

Alifinale said...

Well put. I totally agree that Thanksgiving gets the shaft and I love the holiday. Hope your thanksgiving was splendid.

Scott and Megan said...

WOW. I had the greatest time with you! Holy cow, it was even more fun than I had imagined! The best part is just BEING! Hangin out, talkin, laughin, playin games, etc. We didn't "have" to "do" anything and it was a blast! You are really fun to vacation with and your little mr jake was such a well-behaved little guy! So impressed!