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so much to be thankful for and a veggie Thanksgiving

The list of ALL the things I have to be thankful for is simply too long to write.  So, let me just tell you where I was at in life one year ago today.

I was in the midst of a high risk pregnancy and wondering every day if it would really work out.
I was taking my mom to chemo and watching her suffer.
I was trying to cover the work of about three people at my job while worrying about the above two things.

Life will always have challenges.  It is easy to forget what to be thankful for and instead, focus on new stresses or troubles.

This year, things are very different.

I was given the honor of being the mother of a little boy that is so incredible that it sometimes seams surreal that he is mine.
My mother is now strong and healthy.  She was also recently introduced to a doctor that, in one day, gave her hope and a plan.
My work situation has dramatically changed for the positive since last year.

Most importantly, I’m thankful for every day I have with my family, both immediate and extended.  They are everything to me.

We started the day with a baby that let us sleep in a bit.  Then we headed up to the farm to spend time with family.

Great Grammy Alice time

dude time (Uncle Ian, Daddy, Uncle Jim, Uncle Mike, and Grandpa Steve)


Then we headed over to my mom and dad’s house for the very first almost vegan dinner.

Quorn “turkey” roast and veggie stuffing

veggie gravy – a must!

You can see my veggie gravy recipe here.

butternut squash

potatoes (from a friend’s garden) and string beans (from my mom and dad’s garden)

cranberry sauce

lovely table (no turkey!) with a cutie eyeing the sweet potatoes

We are ending our day with a piece of pumpkin or vegan chocolate pudding pie and a little extra lovin’.

Grammy and Grandpa

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.  There is so much in this life to be thankful for.

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