Thankful Thanksgiving Thursday!

The day is here! Thanksgiving!! MG is running a turkey trot this morning (this girl is not ok with waiting around to run in the cold...just not me) and then my parents and his parents are headed over to our place to cook and eat and enjoy time together. I'm really looking forward to our first Thanksgiving at "our" place (even tho my mom is doing most of the cooking...shhh)

So, since it's the big day, let's get down to some thanks, shall we?

This week is the big guys that I'm thankful for:

~MG. He's my best friend, he makes me laugh, he comforts me when things aren't going the way I want and he's always thinking about the future, for us. The day he asked me to marry him was one of the happiest days ever, and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life making memories and a family with him. April 12 is just a day (albeit a special one), because I've already began my life with the man that I love, who loves me back and quells all of my fears from the past. I'm so lucky and thankful to have him in my life.

~My parents. My dad, as I've mentioned, has been struggling lately. After his heart attack things just haven't been the same, and lately he's gotten hit with some health issues that he's had trouble bouncing back from. I only hope that those get better because he's a great dad and I want to see him able to enjoy life more than he's able to right now. My mom is an angel, taking care of my dad, being there for me always...she's amazing. I love them both and have them to thank for raising me to be a pretty normal person (for the most part) and supporting me all along the way. I love them with my whole heart.

~Cooper. He's the absolute little light of my life. Seeing how happy he makes almost everyone that he meets, makes me smile. Watching his tail wiggle at the slightest thing, showing what a happy little puppy he is, makes me feel so much joy. I truly was blessed with one of the sweetest most gentle pups in the whole world. He's been with me for 5 years now and I can't imagine my life without the little fluff ball. He's just the most perfect little pup ever and I can only hope that he knows that with every fiber of his little doggy being.
~Friends. I'm not the person who has 100 friends. I have a few close friends who I just adore, can be myself with, and they love and support me. My best friend, Genna, my bridesmaids Trish and Crystal, are just some of the best girls I know (there are others, too, but these ones get a special shout out). I know that if I need anything, (or my parents) they are always there. I'm always gonna be there for you girls, too and just know how much your friendships absolutely mean to me. I wouldn't be who I am or as happy as I am without you all in my life.

~MG's family (my soon-to-be in-laws). I just adore them. MG's mom is SO sweet and kind and has been since I met her. His dad is the most generous person ever. His sisters treat me like another sister, and have been wonderful since the day I met them. And his nieces and nephews are the absolute best, and have made me the "aunt" that I can't be since I'm an only child. I love seeing them grow up and getting to be a part of that.   
I know some people have horror stories about their in-laws and I am SO grateful that I can't relate to that in the slightest. I'm so excited and happy to be joining a family who  already accepted me as one of their own long before MG and I even got engaged.
If I didn't have a job, or any of the other blessings I have, sure I would struggle a bit, but knowing that I have the people above would make it all much more bearable. I'm SO incredibly lucky to have these wonderful people in my life and am so so so thankful for the happiness that they bring to my life in their own ways.

Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you. I'm thankful for you all, too, because I've developed so many relationships because of blogging, and can only hope to foster more. The blog community is a great one and I'm incredibly thankful for it, and for you!

Now go get your turkey on!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving! I'm so happy for you and I love you tons:)

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Jenn! I hope you have a wonderful day with your family!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving!
    I just love reading your blog!



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