This year’s Thanksgiving was no different than any other year in our family. We gathered at my parents house, drooled at the smell coming from the kitchen, previewed the desert table, caught up on what’s been happening and invited new people into our home.
Over the last few year’s it’s become a tradition in my house to invite people to Thanksgiving dinner. Sure, we have my parents, siblings, aunts/uncles, close family friends and then we always have 2-5 other people that we’ve recently just met. My parents are both retired teachers, however my mother works full-time selling beds at a mattress store. She see’s people from all over Nova Scotia, Canada and the World to be honest. A few year’s back a family came in to purchase a bed (A Mom and Son – Husband was still to arrive in NS). They made their purchase and came back a few hours to ask my mom “what’s Thanksgiving?” So, she explained …. and invited them to our family dinner. They were from South Africa!!!!
Another year, my brother invited a few of his fellow military colleagues who were from all over Canada.
This year we expected the same … but who would it be?
Again, my mother and her friend/co-worker, Crystal had met these two young girls after they purchased bed’s from their store. These girls had recently drove across Canada (British Columbia to Nova Scotia) over 8 days to go to school. They were invited this year to our Thanksgiving dinner. These super-nice University aged girls joined us and it was just like having extended family around. Lilly had befriended them right away – she even gave them a kiss goodnight. It was a great dinner and time spent with family and friends.
This year I am Thankful for so much….a few to share with you:
- My husband and daughter
- Baby #2 on the way
- My family
- Skyping with Sai’s family in England
- Skyping with friends in Ontario who I miss dearly
- Fall weather / leaves changing
Picture taken from my sisters blog (tee hee hee) – she blogs about her dog, Sofia. Check out Adventures of Sofia the Scottie.
- Going on adventures with my little family – more recently apple picking
- Road trips to PEI to visit Sai while he was at school last year
- Local fresh apples just picked from the trees
- Healthy Food
- Being able to still be active at 31 weeks pregnant
- Learning new things
- Discovering old skills
- Great medical support during my pregnancy
- Morning cuddle’s
- Puddle jumping with Lilly
- Being asked to be a Sweat Pink Ambassador!
What are you thankful for?
How do you spend your Thanksgiving weekend?
Happy Thanksgiving Canada!