Tuesday, December 7, 2010


For Athena's second Thanksgiving, my family, my boyfriend and I went to east Texas to my grandparents house. We had a fantastic time being with my uncle and his family and my grandparents. Athena loved the outdoors! She spent most of her time dutifully picking up pinecones off of the ground and putting them into a wagon that she helped my cousin pull. She also loved chasing the "quack-quacks."

I've noticed that ever since I had Athena, the importance of family to me has grown
exponentially. Last Thanksgiving, I chose for Athena and I to not go with my family to east Texas, but to stay home with Athena's father's family. At the time, I felt like all my parents were
trying to do was keep him and I apart. But once I watched my family pack up and pull out of the driveway, I felt a crippling sadness. I wanted so badly to go with them, although I'd never admit it. This Thanksgiving, I felt, made up for last year. My entire family has such a wonderful amount of love for Athena, and that is what I'm thankful for this year.

What did you do for Thanksgiving? Do you have any traditions?

I hope everyone had a nice, warm, filling Turkey Day! :]


  1. We have Thanksgiving in October in Canada, but we don't do much other than dress up (I insist) and have a big family meal :)

  2. So you guys celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada? I didn't know that.