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Sunday, November 23, 2014

So Very Thankful

I've been missing in action a bit lately as I've prepped for my sale. (And thanks to those of you who purchased things after seeing them on the blog -- they'll be in the mail this week and you know who you are! If anyone else is interested, let me know!)


This has been a year filled with many blessings and it's a good time to acknowledge them. First and foremost, I am grateful that Kevin found his Molly.


And I'm equally grateful that we now have a girl in the family!


Not that sweet Lizzie, for whom I am also grateful, isn't a girl. But Molly is more fun to shop for!


I am so thankful for my family, and along with that, grateful that my cousin-in-law once removed (make that my cousin's husband's sister!) is holding her own and thriving as she's kicking cancer in the butt once and for all!


I'm grateful that I have a cottage I can escape to in the heat of summer (although not quite so grateful that our summer didn't give us too much heat this year!) It's a spot I can relax, create, recharge and renew.


It's also a place that brings wildlife into my life and I'm am grateful for that and all other spots that do the same.


I am so thankful that I have the resources to travel and that there have been a few opportunities to do that this year.


I feel so blessed that Kevin and Greg are both in Michigan so I get to see them more often. (Molly was taking that picture!)


I have had more time to create fun things and take terrific art classes with wonderful instructors. I am so very thankful for that.


My world is filled with love and really, who wouldn't be thankful for that?


So, of course I am most thankful for Rick.


For the world I wish peace, hope and joy.


It can be tough to find in today's crazy times.


But if a silly chat noir-et-blanc can find it, maybe there is hope for the world.

I'm taking a short blog break -- just a week. 'Tis the season. I'll check in with you all as soon as I can.

Photos from Kevin and Molly's wedding by Jon Nobach Photography.

26 comments:

Deb said...

What a nice post, Jeanie. You really do have many blessings in your life. Rick being right at the top. Have a lovely Thanksgiving and give that sweetie pie kitty a hug for me. Deb

Maggie said...

At this time of year I so enjoy reading my friends Thanksgiving posts and wish that we in Europe celebrated in thd same way.
You do have some wonderful things to be thankful for this year and I wish you many more to come.

Jennifer Richardson said...

So thankful to have you and your beautiful perspectives
in my life:)
Thanks for sharing your journey
(we're all the richer for it)
-Jennifer

Jeanie said...

"My world is filled with love and really, who wouldn't be thankful for that?"
I love all that you said, but the above line says so much about you.

Happy Thanksgiving

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Love this post! We all have much to be thankful for so I am glad this time of year reminds us to reflect on that! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy your week away from the interwebs!

Barb said...

Jeanie, this is an extra-special post. I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving.

Mary said...

This is a wonderful post, Jeanie. Thank you so much for sharing these things. All of which bring you love, and that's the best blessing of all. And, btw, your new daughter in law is lovely. Always great to add new family members to share the love with! :)

Bella Rum said...

What a wonderful post and just like you. I've been counting my blessings lately, too.. I've never had more to be grateful for than I do this year.

Joanne Huffman said...

Well said and well illustrated - good thoughts accompanied by good photos. Glad your sale went well.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Such a lovely post! The things that you are thankful for--money can't buy. They are the most important things in life: love, family, vocation.

Lizzie looks like she'd love a shopping trip! :-)

Beth Leintz said...

Always good to be reminded of all the things we have to be thankful for. Happy blog break, and happy Thanksgiving.

Retired English Teacher said...

Your photos were especially lovely in this post. Your people all look so happy, and you look very happy and radiant. The year has been good to you. You do have had many blessings.

You are a blessing also. I hope you know how you have blessed my life. Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend. I hope it is a special one for you.

Arti said...

Beautiful post, Jenaie. Yes, lots to be thankful for. I'd be ultra grateful if I had a cottage by the lake where I can watch birds. In lieu of that, your photos are great consolations. ;)

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

It doesn't get any better than that! It's so wonderful to see the happiness and love on all your faces! You're fortunate to have all those blessings in your life, but you also are a blessing for them -- and for those of us who get to be your friends, albeit online. I'm especially grateful for your support and emotional generosity in reviewing my book and for you and Dee encouraging me to write it! Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving and holiday season!

Mae Travels said...

I hope you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving and share some photos when it's the right time!

littleRamstudio said...

So nicely put.
Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving.
Heather :)

gigihawaii said...

What a wonderful post!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

That bread in the first photo is what I would like to sink my tteeth knto right nn and my tablet is acting up.

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Looks like you have a lot to be thankful for! Have a great holiday & blog break!

Marilyn said...

Oh so many blessings of the year. I just love knowing you are here and I can visit you. Love the photo of you and Rick dancing. You look so happy. Happy blog break.

Dusty said...

So many blessings and so much talent, Jeanie! Have a lovely holiday!

Arti said...

Thanks for sharing your world with us. This is a heartening post. Have a wonderful and joyful Thanksgiving, Jeanie!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Beautiful post, Jeannie.
We all have much to be thankful for. It was so sweet of you to come by and leave such a kind comment.
blessings,
Penny

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

My little fingers were going faster than my thoughts.. Ooops on spelling your name wrong..

The French Hutch said...

Hi Jeanie, Such wonderful photos, I love the family snaps. Like you I was so happy to get a girl in the family when our son married. You DIL is lovely. Thanksgiving is a wonderful day and I think we all have so much to give thanks for. Thanks for sharing your day.
Hugs.............

psychelyn said...

It's lovely reading your great Thanksgiving post. There is much thought and gratitude put on those who are a part of your life. For sure, they remember you the same way. I bet the second Thanksgivibg dinner's as sumptuous as this. :)

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