Happy Thanksgiving

From our family to yours, we’d like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

Enjoy every moment of your feast with family and friends…remember, these are the good ole’ days and the memories you make will last a lifetime (unlike the dinner that will be devoured in about 15 minutes).  If you find yourself alone today, for whatever reason, make the best of it and you will be surprised at how you can still get that Thanksgiving feeling all by yourself.

Thanksgiving is also a great time to remember what we are thankful for…here’s my short list.

I am thankful for my husband who continues to support and follow me in my dreams, even when the path is very steep and rocky with lots of potholes and wrong turns along the way.  For this I am forever grateful.

I am eternally thankful for my two sons.  They have taught me the meaning of unconditional love, patience and understanding.  I feel so blessed to have been entrusted with their lives and hearts in this lifetime.  There is no greater gift.

I am thankful for my health.  I have close family and friends who struggle daily with pain and disease.  I pray and wish they will enjoy good health one day soon.

I am thankful for life’s continuing challenges.  When one door closes another does open.  Focusing on how I can learn from those moments rather than the inconveniences they have caused, has given me clarity and a broader understanding of life’s “bigger picture”.

I am thankful to finally be living where somewhere I can experience all four seasons.  Oregon is truly one of the most beautiful places in the United States. And to be living in wine country has just been icing on the cake.

I am thankful for the new friends we have made here.  They welcomed us so easily into their lives and without question.  This has been one of the year’s greatest gifts.

I am thankful for the mistakes I’ve made along the way.  This has only pushed me to do better, try harder and look deeper for more creative solutions.

I am thankful for the community of bloggers and friends we have built here and those who have gone further and joined me on Facebook.  It is an amazing resource to have so many individuals at the touch of button.  I am always thankful for your comments, your questions, your insights and your emails.  Your support never ceases to amaze me.  

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
         -John Kennedy

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
and your pies take the prize,
and may your Thanksgiving dinner
stay off your thighs.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, have a great day!

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  1. HoneyB 1

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Cathy!

  2. nina 2

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Cathy!!! Yes, we have many things to be grateful for indeed!!!

  3. Now it is posts like this that keep me coming back! I love every bit of this post, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too.

  4. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family Cathy.

  5. It;s not my thighs I am worried about… But I guess ass didn’t rhyme

    Have a wonderful day

  6. Thank you, Cathy!
    And I wish for you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Julie 7

    That’s a beautiful list. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours :)

  8. Terri 8

    Happy Turkey Day! Thanks for your AWESOME blog! I enjoy it!

    :0) Terri from Texas

  9. Awesome write up. Love the photo!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and I love that last poem!

  10. Happy Thanksgiving. They get cuter all the time and they are best gift.

  11. What a great post! I hope you and your family have a great day today!

  12. Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Barbie with a T 13

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too. You are one of the things that I am thankful for today. You have kept me entertained for the past year or so and I am thankful to have you as an internet friend. I have so much to be thankful for, I could not begin to make a list. Our turkey is stuffed and in the oven, and we have family to enjoy today. Our health is good and I am thankful for that too. May God Bless you and keep you on the right track with your promising future.

  14. Memoria 14

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, too!!

  15. Melynda 15

    From Washington to the north, Happy Thanksgiving! I too love my life and have so many blessings to reflect upon. On with the day!

  16. dawn 16

    I am thankful for your blog! Have a wonderful day!

  17. megan 17

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Cathy! Wishing you nothing but the best!
    Enjoy this holiday season. God Bless

  18. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Have a relaxing day -well after you cook dinner at least!

  19. June 19

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Enjoy your day in the land where God goes for vacations – it is amazingly beautiful!

  20. Liz C. 20

    Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. I know you’ll be having a wonderful meal & hugging your *men*. I’m just thankful to not be sick this year…

  21. Kate 21

    Love your little toast, Cathy. I’m thankful that I stumbled on your blog. It’s been great getting to know you.

  22. I love you Cathy. Thank you for a couple of years of food and fun! I am thankful for your life and your family, for the fun you share and Lord knows I am thankful for the FOOD! I won’t even start on the wine…

  23. LilSis 23

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Cathy. I look forward to reading each of your new posts and am never disappointed.

    I miss my boys being little like your guys, but I’m also so thankful that they’ve grown up to be such nice, giving handsome young men. And, I’m most thankful that they are happy and healthy!

    Now, if we could really find a way to keep the dinner off my thighs, I’d be thankful for that, also! I’m off to take a power walk before dinner!

  24. Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you enjoy a relaxing time with your lovely family.

  25. LAURA 25

    Happy thanksgiving!!

  26. Kathy, I don’t comment all that often but I am truly thankful for your blog. Following your life especially in the kitchen, certainly opens up my small world.

  27. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  28. pam 28

    Happy Thankgiving to you too!

  29. Cathy,
    Happy Thanksgiving…..I always enjoy having a peek into life in the wine country!

  30. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  31. Barbara 31

    Lovely Thanksgiving wishes, Cathy! And that’s a wonderful photo of your boys!

  32. Beautiful!

  33. Lena in VT 33

    I hope your day was wonderful.

  34. And thank you for a year of great missives, recipes and fun in the kitchen and vineyard!

  35. Mary 35

    I hope you had a wonderful holiday, Cathy.

  36. elra 36

    I hope your thanksgiving was wonderful Cathy. Lovely to see the boys smile. They are adorable.

  37. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  38. imom 38

    What a wonderful list! I love the poem. I hope you had a wonderful day and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  39. Leslie 39

    Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!!

  40. Happy Thanksgiving Cathy! Looks like it was fabulous!


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