Just wanting to check in to say HAPPY Thanksgiving to everyone!!! 🙂
I hope you all are taking time to be THANKFUL for the wonderful blessings in your life! I know each one of you out there have SOMETHING to be thankful for despite pains, trials and struggles! I can be honest and say, I’m struggling with things right now and the thankful attitude of the heart for things like my Savior, my Family, my beautiful babies, my husband, my best friend, many other things, are what get me through some days! 😉
I’m very blessed and thankful for each and everyone of you that are here at Above Rubies Studio! You all have helped many of my hopes come true just in being able to teach and share! That is a huge passion in my life and I am thankful that I can be a stay home Mommy and be able to share my paper crafting passion in this way on a regular basis! (Not to mention being Crazy thankful for a husband who supports, encourages and pushes me in this passion everyday!)
I haven’t done a lot of house decorating or preparations for this Thanksgiving, although I can say, I’m really excited to wake up the kids in the morning and make them breakfast and watch the Thanksgiving Day parade on TV together. Something I get excited about every year! 😉
I remember Thanksgivings growing up of watching the parade and then heading off to my mom and dad’s old highschool football game before a Thanksgiving dinner at My grandparents house. And while highschool football games isn’t something we’ve attended in years on Thanksgiving day, I’m really excited to take my children to my parents house for a wonderful meal together!
After dinner, I have to tell you how personally excited I am that my mom and I will drop off a car at our local outlet mall and go back to get in line at midnight to do some SERIOUS Black Friday Shopping! (Makin’ my list and it is checked twice!) We will stand in line at Starbucks first and foremost because I most certainly will want my Venti Carmel Brulee Latte with EXTRA Whip Cream and then start the shopping. Planning to hit the Yankee Candle Outlet and Children’s Place to be sure to get “jammies” for my kids and other little things. After all that fun, I will make sure I get to Walmart because there is no way that I can resist getting at least one of Cricut Lite Cartridges that will be on sale!!! 😉 And a girl can dream in saying, I REALLY want one of the new color Expressions that Walmart is releasing!!!!!
So once I’ve shopped until I’ve literally dropped, I am BEYOND thankful that we will be packing up the kids and heading to Florida for a few days to spend time with our dearest friends! What a BETTER way to spend some Holiday time and thankful time than with people you truly love??? 🙂
I hope all of you are feeling the blessings of life around you and take time to truly have a thankful heart! 😉
I would love to hear about your holiday traditions, or just the fun of things you’ll be doing this weekend (and yes the shopping adds to what I am thankful for and just LOVE!)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!! 🙂