this year we made our way to arizona to spend the holiday with my family. my brother got married on saturday, so we decided to spend the whole week down there. i meant to blog while i was away, but then i got there and saw my family. everything else melted away and it was nice to only focus on spending time with loved ones. this year was special for us as we reflected on last year when we announced publicly that we were expecting wesley. of course we didn't know yet that he was a he, but we were so in love and excited to share our news. here we are this year with a six month old, serving him new foods for the first time. it's unbelievable the difference one small year makes! we are so grateful this year for our sweet boy, of course, and that we have begun this amazing journey as a new family.
the whole month of november i have reflected everyday on things i'm grateful for, rather than just on the one day of thanksgiving and it has made a world of difference in my life. it has helped me to appreciate what is in front me instead of always looking to the next best thing. normally i am one to stand in the lines and participate in black friday, but this year with the wedding we had no time for it, nor did i even think about it. i have to say it was the best thanksgiving i have ever had! i actually spent time with my family over the course of the weekend and forgot that we were now 'allowed' to dive into christmas. i'm not sure if it was because i just missed my family so much or the fact that i didn't have the stress of scoring all the deals, but i know now that i won't participate in black friday in future years. this year was really just focused on all the important things and the spirit of thanksgiving was extended longer than one day.
i am grateful for our health and that we were sent a son who is vibrant and full of joy. i'm grateful for my husband and the selfless man he is, who spends his days making sure we are taken care of. and most of all, i'm grateful to my god for all of the blessings he pours down on me because i know without him i would have nothing. we hope you all had a safe and happy thanksgiving!