this thanksgiving, we celebrated in the rocky mountains of colorado.
i had never been to colorado before.
we had been through that denver airport numerous times but never actually left and so i was so excited to step foot outside.
my oldest sister hosted our whole family in their brand new home. with all of us traveling to her, she completely took on the task of making 80% of the thanksgiving feast (we helped a little on the day of so we were not completely useless). oh and did i mention she is pregnant? that my friends, is one amazing sister.
my sister is the foodie of the family and so this thanksgiving did not disappoint. she laid out a wonderful menu with many new dishes i will need to add to my repertoire. she cooked all the pies (including crusts) by hand and never skipped a beat. i am completely inspired and need to develop my cooking skills further.
this sister of mine even thought about the tablescape! of course, i took the lead once she gave me the supplies but she picked it all up from the store days before we arrived. every last detail was perfection on this joyous thursday.
she made two different pumpkin pies, pecan and apple with crumble topping. best apple pie i have ever had. and that homemade whip cream made it that much better.
how darling is my little nephew? he kept us all laughing throughout the meal. he is the smartest three year old i know. and although he is usually obsessed with his “lala” (my mom) when we are all together, this time i got a little one on one time with him. he asked me to put him to bed twice in row. i felt so honored. when we were singing songs in bed, i felt like my heart would burst. i love this little.
last week went by in the blink of an eye. i wish i could relive it all over again. i love my family more than anything on this earth. you can instantly feel love when you are around any one of them. we played games and laughed till we cried every night. i am so incredibly thankful for them and all they have taught me. they are all my best friends. i just wish we could see them more often.
thanksgiving makes my heart full. it is such a great time to remember everything we have.
i am thankful for the kids i teach at church because i feel christ’s love when i teach them.
i am thankful for my job because i really work for some of the smartest and most kind people out there.
i am thankful for our home.
i am thankful for my church.
i am thankful for my bay area friends.
i am thankful for rain and greenery.
i am thankful for my family.
i am thankful for my savior, jesus christ.
and i am especially grateful for my husband, b. he is my sunshine.