I Want to Unpack

Well, it is finally here!

The day has come where I say goodbye to this blog and start fresh. It was a tough choice for me, but I think that this is best. This ol' blog just has so much baggage. I want to unpack.

This blog will remain in existence and I will probably link to old posts every now and then, but this blog will no longer be active. I hope that everyone will head over to my new blog Chalk it up to Better Luck
Chalk It Up To Better Luck

It was designed by the wonderful Jane at Poppiness Designs. I could not be happier with how it turned out. Everything about it is perfect. When you're thinking it's time for a change, I highly recommend you check out her portfolio.

Well, with that being said please don't forget me!  You can still follow me in all of these places
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As well as on Bloglovin'

I hope to see all of your bright smiling faces soon! I hope you have all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and you're not all overwhelmed with the idea of Christmas shopping!  Instead head over to my blog and stay a while :)

Embracing It

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I am so happy that I got to come home for my favorite holiday. We're going to have Thanksgiving Dinner at my house this year. That is going to be a little bit strange. We've only eaten at our house one other time that I can remember, but I suppose traditions change as our lives change.

My mom cleaned all day yesterday and prepared for all of the cooking she had to do today. I helped with what I could and did as much cleaning as I could help with. Usually I'm better at making messes than cleaning them up though.

But after some hard work I finally get to sit down by the nice warm wood stove and blog.

I filled the cooler up with soda pop and adult beverages.  It's not a family get together without an adult beverage or two, that is for sure...

Or fridge is filled with pies, ranch dip and various side salads for dinner tonight. Of course, It's now 5 o'clock and the bulk of the guests have yet to arrive, so everything is still, quite literally, chillin' in the fridge.  Every year we go way beyond the usual mashed potatoes, green beans, and turkey. We always have way more food than we could possibly eat, but it gets eaten eventually.

This year, I  learned the secrets of the potato salad. In case you were wondering, I am now the potato salad master. It will undoubtedly be the best potato salad we've had in a while. I'm sure of it it. 

Soon we will fill up one of these mis-matched plates with too much food for us to eat, we'll pray as a family and we'll have another successful Thanksgiving.  I think that is what I'm most thankful for this year. Yes, our plates don't match. We don't have "company plates" and we had to clean from top to bottom to host this Thanksgiving Day meal, but that is what makes my family mine. 

Sometimes we don't fit together exactly as we're should, but that's okay. It's what makes us...us. 

I am so very thankful for everything that makes us who we are. I am thankful for all of my crazy experiences and up-hill battles. Even though things around here are changing more than I might have asked for It's going to be okay.  I'd rather embrace it than run from it. 

I'm thankful for all of my friends that have helped me get through all of my many trials and I'm thankful for this crazy, unpredictable life. 

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Enjoy your time with your families and try not to die tomorrow on Black Friday. 

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