Sunday, November 25, 2012

we are thankful

For as long as I can remember we have been heading into the mountains to celebrate Thanksgiving with my dads family. My aunt and uncle live near a small town called Oakhurst, just before you enter Bass Lake and Yosemite.  It is beautiful and refreshing and makes it easy to reflect on how lucky and blessed we are.  I love being able to go to the place that holds so many memories of my childhood.  Remembering making up skits to perform after Thanksgiving dinner, being harassed by my older cousin Keith and loving it, and exploring the woods around us.   Things are different these days around the holidays.  We are all adults starting our own families and it feels quieter and strange sometimes.  But I know we are just starting a new way of celebrating and making room for more people to join in on the fun.  

I am extremely thankful this year for a million and more things.  I have been given a wonderful life and hope to never take that for granted.  Reflection is an important part of life and growing as a person.  Im grateful to have the chance to do so, not just around the holiday but everyday.  

showing grandpa Gangnam style

in the rhino, after a lot of promising you wouldn't fall out. 

the newest fan of pumpkin pie
wrestling with auntie and grandpa

I hope everyone had a great week with family and friends.  Remembering what truly matters in life.  


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