Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hey, say Thanks!

Another Thanksgiving, another time to remember what I'm thankful for. This year was a little different, we all went out last night and I got to see people I haven't seen since middle school. I agreed to run the Turkey Trot this year which is the annual race located downtown Fredericksburg. They have a 1 mile race early in the morning and then a 5k shortly after that. We decided to run it as a family this year and although my body hates me now, I'm glad I did it and enjoyed running. Sanford, Lapp, and I all ran together and came in at about 22 minutes which isn't to bad for not running in a long time. We ran back to walk the rest with Josi and my mom and then when we all finished we snapped a group photo. Then it was back to the house to start the cooking and watch the Packers play the Lions. Each and every year these holidays come up and I sit back and really try to think about how lucky I am and what I am blessed with. It's hard with everything happening so fast — but with a holiday that is dedicated to being thankful, it's nice to be able to sit back on this day and really think. I just finished making sweet potato buttermilk pie with my mom's assistance and it puts a smile on my face knowing how lucky I am. In a little while, we'll head over to my grandparents house for our Thanksgiving feast. This semester has definitely been a lot different from the ones in the past but each and every day I wake up, I try to make myself a better person and continue to learn things — it's a tough transition right now because I only have one semester left of being a kid and being in this college life style. But soon all that will be in the past, and I'll move on to the next chapter in my life. I'm scared, I'm nervous, I'm excited, and I'm ready to see what comes next.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and try to remember what you are thankful for and tell someone how you feel about them today :)

Happyyyyyy Thanksgiving!