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This year, I have so much to be thankful for, I don’t even know where to begin. Even though life can feel hectic and overwhelming sometimes (or, let’s face it, MOST of the time), it’s so nice to have a reason to slow down and really think about how and why we got here, and why we are truly blessed to have so many things to keep us occupied, active and OK, maybe a little nuts.
This year, my growing household prepares to welcome a baby into the world soon, and we are so grateful for all our family and friends and all the support they have given us. Both my husband and I are thankful for our careers and that we are able to both make a living doing what we love and being surrounded by people that we enjoy. We have a home that we love and have worked on together, a menagerie of healthy pets that keep us laughing every day, and still seem to manage to make time for each other, despite our hectic and ever changing schedules.
I also want to take a moment to say a special thank you to our Prairie Hive team. This project started last year as a small idea I couldn’t seem to let go of, and I am unbelievably thankful (and surprised) that each of them joined in, taking an absolute leap of faith that we could just wing it and end up with something we are proud of. It’s a great deal of volunteered time, bartered services and crossing our fingers each time we put out an issue (and each week as we blog), and I can’t express enough gratitude to each of them for what they do. We still have leaps and bounds of growing and learning to do, but the enthusiasm and passion that each member of the team puts into the group has kept us going forward throughout the year.
Thanks to everyone who has worked with us, from the core team to our contributors, sponsors, event partners and all of those who have supported us along the way!
Now, since this is my “weekend roundup” post for the week, a few of my favorite Thanksgiving finds from around the web:
A list of 2011 Thanksgiving Trends…did you include any of these in your festivities?
10 easy Thanksgiving morning recipes (I think these would be great for the day after too!).
Ginger Spiced Cider to warm up before or after the big meal (or maybe after that late day walk?). Mmmmm.
Cute Wishbone accessory round-up.
A great “Thankful Box” place setting idea for the kids (or the grown-ups) table.
And my favorite kind of table settings….Last Minute. In case you’re still working on what to set out today.
Have a great long weekend everyone!