It’s finally here!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
I couldn’t help myself this year– the house is already decorated for Christmas– but I’m thinking it will only add a more jolly vibe to today’s festivities. Which aren’t technically happening in our house. Tyler will be busy making the most delicious and extravagant ham while I’m working in the bakery all morning, but then we will be headed to our friends’ house to celebrate with a larger crowd.
It’s been awhile since we posted about the Good Things happening in our lives, but of course we couldn’t let today go by without recording our thankful thoughts. A few biggies, and some randoms.
– Our jobs are so fun and enjoyable. We are thankful to be in places where we are truly appreciated, our individual talents are recognized and developed, and the overall attitude is “work hard, play hard”. We are thankful for the fact that we can pay our bills doing activities we love, and that we have the flexibility to take time off whenever we need/want.
– We booked our flights to visit our families! We are so very thankful for our wonderful parents who have loved and supported us even from afar as we’ve chosen to live nomadically for awhile. We are sad to be missing Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons with them, but we are so stoked to be flying down in January to spend a few weeks at home. Warmth and sunshine!
– We’re thankful for the community that we’re building here in Anchorage. It’s been fun to get to know so many new people, and we’re feeling more at home all the time. It’s been a great first stop on our travels and has given us confidence that there are good people out there and we can find them. Thankful especially that we’ve found different groups of people that we can connect with spiritually, based on life stage, and/or recreationally.
– We are thankful for the fact that we don’t have to stress about our finances. We’ve been helping a few different friends with their own budgets, and whether they have more or less than us, it’s always a reminder to thank God for the blessing of financial security. It makes traveling more fun when we know we can afford the luxury of “experiences”.
– We are thankful daily that we get to live in this beautiful state. The mountains are breathtaking every. single. time. We can’t wait to do even more exploring during the second half (!!) of our stay here. It just needs to dump some snow now so we can ski!
And… we’re thankful that:
– my plant is surviving winter!! (thanks to Dad Murphy)
– we have our Hobbesy baby
– Tyler’s sous vide machine is awesome (and used multiple times a week)
– we have almost reached the low point of winter darkness and it doesn’t even seem that bad!
– our car Watson is still running strong
– Tyler and I could fix our brake problem ourselves (three cheers for basic mechanics!)
– our new hobby of ice skating, which works even without snow
And lastly, thanks to YOU! Thanks for following along with our life, travels, experiences, and thoughts. Thanks for the occasional comment that reminds us that people are interested. Thanks for liking our photos on facebook 🙂 Thanks for being our friends.