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:: Thankfulness ::

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope this holiday finds you well! We also hope that you are able to spend it with friends and family, and that you are able to enjoy all of the good things that come with being with the people that you love! We know that it is important to be thankful all year long, but it sure is nice to have a special day that is meant for reflecting on the wonderful things in our lives – and, we have SO much to be thankful for!

We were talking this week at the office about this very topic, so I wanted to share with you just some of the things that a few of us here are counting as blessings this year!

Beth says, “I’m thankful for the barn, and all the amazing people who work under it’s tin roof. For Amelia and her sweet spirit. She makes me smile all the way to my toes. For the opportunity to have work that we love and that is meaningful.”

Zach keeps it simple, but we know he has a big heart! He is thankful for Instagram (he really does love it!), empty movie theaters, and his family.

Haley says, “I’m extremely thankful for my two older brothers. They’ve changed tires, replaced headlights, and helped me understand countless math problems and tax forms. They’ve both opened their homes to be my (rent-free) summer housing, even letting me bring along a puppy in potty training. Plus, I can’t even begin to count how many delicious meals they’ve made or paid for. Thanks for being so awesome, Brad and Matt!”

Amy tells us that she is “Thankful for my grandma’s green jello mold. Reserved for the cranberry sauce every thanksgiving. My favorite as a little girl! It’s the only thing that I wanted when she passed in June. Also, I’m thankful for seasons. Life and weather. Joyful for each one and the “sun” and “showers” that each one bring.”

There are many things that I am thankful for this year, but I’m most thankful for my super awesome family that I can always count on, for ANYTHING. For the incredible team that we have stitched together who make coming to work so much fun. And, for a God full of love that always provides me with what I need (and, who is teaching me to be very, very patient).

Here’s to a holiday full of gratitude!

happy thanksgiving

What are you thankful for this year?

:: Carrie ::

Gratitude

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how far we’ve come in the last 12 months.  I will probably always be reflective this time of year, when August rolls around, and there’s talk about school starting soon, and I think about how I used to spend these days getting my classroom ready for the year. One year ago I was just getting comfortable with the reality of my decision to step away from teaching and devote all my time to our little business. And since then, Beth also jumped on full time, and we added Karen as a partner. We’ve seen a lot of growth, and some exciting things have happened, and sometimes I think “How did we get here? How did this happen?” The truth is, we are really blessed.  So blessed. God has given us a great opportunity to use our talents and He’s surrounded us with an incredible support system. He’s opened a lot of doors for us, and he’s given us the desire to work hard.  And we’re having so much fun!

I have to remind myself daily to be thankful.  His blessings are abundant, and He’s given us a lot more than we deserve, but I can’t wait to see what He has in store for us down the road.

:: Carrie ::