We sure do have a lot to be thankful for! We are blessed. So, so blessed.  I know sometimes it is easy to get all wrapped up in a busy schedule, or focus too much on that one thing that isn’t going right, that it’s easy to take for granted all of those things in life that we are lucky to have. Those things that we probably don’t deserve, but through God’s grace we have been given.   So let’s step back for a minute, take a look around, and be thankful!

We were talking about this here at the 1canoe2 HQ, and we can all agree that we are most thankful for our families and friends – the people we love.  Beth says she is especially thankful for a “certain red-headed almost-2-year-old. Also La Croix sparkling water, my iPhone, and being able to live out my artistic and entrepreneurial dreams in a small town in the Midwest.” All great things to be thankful for, I absolutely agree!

Karen just returned from a few days with her family in Albuquerque, NM. She says, “I’m thankful for my brother’s recent wedding, a wonderful time to be together with my family and celebrate the addition of our newest family member, Aunt Peggy! Also, home, health and happiness!”  And, I’m going to take this opportunity to let you know that Karen is coming right along with baby number three, due at the end of January! I, for one, can’t wait to meet this new little person.

The newest member of our crew, Zach, has certainly fallen right into line, and is quickly learning all of the ins and outs of what goes on around here. He’d like you to know that he is thankful for “family, friends, parks and rec(the show), apple slicers, HBO, and high tops.” Well said.  And, we are thankful for Zach! He has picked up our slack and is helping this place start to run like a well oiled machine. He also keeps us laughing, for which we are thankful!

I am thankful for these guys, for the work that we get to do, and for the future that is ahead of us. Also, I’m thankful for a healthy body that can run, jump and play, and for cool, crisp, bright sunny days.

We are hoping that you are getting to spend the day with friends and family, and that you find your hearts full! (and your bellies too!)

Happy Thanksgiving!

:: Carrie ::