Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WORE : Thanksgiving Sunday :

Cardigan: Walmart // Blouse: Bootlegger // Jeans: American Eagle // Boots: Zulily
Sunday I celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving with my family at my parent's home in the country.  This is the first year we attempted dinner OUTSIDE.  The weather has been gorgeous lately, and we are a pretty big gang... made sense.  Except mother nature had other ideas.  It was a damp, cool and dreary day... but good company, delicious food and a big tent helped make it a day to remember!

A few of my cousins were there with their new babies, always exciting... and the older kids, who don't always get to see each other had a blast!

This year, I have so much to be thankful for.  This time last year my husband was deep in his depression... it's so nice to have him back.  Fully.  We are bracing ourselves for a bumpy few weeks or months with Memphis... he will be hospitalized at a children's psychiatric hospital in a few weeks... so scary. But I've had my meltdown and I'm looking forward to him getting the kind of help & evaluation he needs to be able to function & thrive at school.  I am also thankful for my daughter, who brings a smile to my face no matter what kind of day I'm having.

I'm thankful to have a job close to home who understands that sometimes I need to put being a mom first.  "You didn't choose this for your child, we're here for you" - yeah, my boss actually said that.  How awesome is that?  I'm also on my way to another promotion & more responsibilities.

After years of struggling financially, we're back on track.  Not worrying all the time about money is such a weight lifted off my shoulders.  Are we rich? Not according to our bank account... but we're doing okay.

I am thankful for my hobbies that bring me happiness & challenges & new friends.  Through blogging & photography I have put myself out there and gotten to know people I might not have met otherwise.

So, in a nutshell... I'm kind of a lucky gal.  I know it.

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  1. So wonderful!! I do love jumping in the leaves :)) AM glad things are getting back on track for you too...that's super!! x

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! I absolutely love your outfit and your hair looks fantastic!

  3. LOVE your hair, and you're so adorable. Looks like a great time!

  4. Great outfit. Love the sweater!!!!

    Don't forget to join me tomorrow for my weekly tres-chic fashion thursday link up.


  5. I'm so glad that you are all doing so well! You really are lucky to have a job/boss who is so understanding. As for your husband, I have some experience of how hard it can be so I'm THRILLED for you all. Hope that you'll have even more to be thankfull for over the next year!

  6. Haha well even though it was dreary it's good it was still a lovely time...and that you had a tent! :) And their country home looks SO pretty- i love the background. And that shot of the kids playing in the leaves is adorable. Happy Thanksgiving! :)

    PS- I found you through the Perfectly Coutured link up :)

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  7. Thank you for linking up. See you next Thursday.


  8. I love that printed top and the mixed in colors on that cardi, so cute! Thanks for sharing your look with Three-fer Thursday :)

    xo Bethany

  9. Such a feel good post in finding the silver lining, thanks for sharing

  10. I love the print on your blouse and the elbow patches on your sweater are so cute!

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