baby's first Thanksgiving

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I'm as guilty as anyone else of hopping onto Amazon for an hour or two on Black Friday, but I still prefer the feeling of gratitude and contentment that was with me all day on Thanksgiving Day. I loved the food we ate and I loved taking a day off from work, but the best part is spending every waking hour with my family reflecting on what's really important to me in my life and telling myself - and others - how thankful I am.

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I'm thankful to be with my family. I'm thankful for the love they show me and for the love I get to show to them. I'm thankful for the health and safety we have enjoyed, especially for the health of our beautiful daughter Lisa. I'm thankful that Lisa laughed for the first time a few days ago, and that she only woke up once last night (a new record!). I'm thankful for the opportunities we have had and for the ones we expect to have in the future. I'm thankful to have people in my life who remind me to be thankful! I'm thankful to everyone who reads my blog and makes me feel special. I'm thankful that I live in a time and place where I can live my life with relatively little worry or stress. I'm thankful to everyone who took the time to read this list!

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Now back to shopping. ~ XO, Dannie