Friday, November 25, 2011


I just wanted to express something that I am very grateful for this Thanksgiving. Gluten free food. My WONDERFUL mother-in-law made sure I had everything I needed, from gluten free stuffing to a tasty pumpkin pie. It's so much easier to enjoy a meal when you can eat whatever you want. My first Thanksgiving was extremely hard. The stuffing (which is my personal favorite) tasted nothing like my traditional favorite. The rolls were so-so and the pumpkin pie tasted much better once I stopped trying to eat the crust. I am grateful that the world is coming around a little bit to cater to those with different food needs. The Gluten free substitutes I had this Thanksgiving were so amazing. Maybe someday the price will go down so I will be able to afford them on a regular basis. I will be posting some of the recipes from my thanksgiving feast including a graham cracker type crust for a cheesecake. For now though I just want to send out Thank yous to the Universe. I am grateful to all my friends, both recent relationships and longtime. You have lifted me up when I was down and kept me going. I am grateful that facebook enables me to keep in touch. I am grateful for in-laws who not only want us around but help us out with the kiddies when we (I) need a nap. I am grateful for my Mom and Dad and the love and support they continually send me from far away. I am grateful for my sister Kate who is my amazing best friend and confidante. I am grateful for my brothers and their AWESOMENESS.

I am grateful for my husband Chris who loves me so much more than I deserve. I am so proud of him, He goes to school and work and still takes time to be with me and our kids. I am so amazed that I got lucky enough to have him in my life. I am grateful for our two sweet children Lucy and EmmyKate. Even though there are days that I just have no idea what I am doing or why I am doing it, they bless my life with so much joy. I certainly didn't do anything to deserve to be this blessed. I am thankful to God, for his tender mercies and abundant blessings both seen and unseen in my life.