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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Belong" - R.E.M.

So it all started in 2009.

Our . . . .

Family Anniversary [Day].

You can read what I am referring to, in more detail, [here] .

I absolutely love this day.

I get to spend most of the day cooking, planning games & decorating.

It's kind of like our own Thanksgiving Day for our little family.

It's my chance to cook for my family [we are talking a lot of food - each person's favorite meal - so it's a pretty jacked up menu].

And I must say it was utter perfection.

But NOT because of the herb crusted beef. Or the roasted fingerling potatoes with tomatoes, garlic & Parmesan. Or the rich, buttery gravy. Or the capellini spaghetti with fresh basil & stewed tomatoes. Or the bacon, Gorgonzola spinach salad. Or the triple chocolate brownies. Not even because of the games we played until we were crying in laughter. Or the comment the Pita made that made me cry in happiness.

It was because we got to share our gratitude. Together. Around our "way too big for just the three of us" table. Saying what we've been grateful for this year. I am thankful my Peanut is so freaking hilarious, thoughtful & tender. I am thankful my Pita is so amazingly supportive of all I do, my goals, my dreams.

I know I sat there eating with a big smile on my face . . . . the whole time.

It's been of year of growing, trials, struggles & learning experiences. As it will be every year, I'm sure. But it's been pretty freaking great. I wouldn't change a thing. Because I'd never want to be any where else but here.

Right. Freaking. Here.

Imperfections and all. Surrounded by "heaven". My heaven.
Inside my walls of my home.

Life. is. good.

So. So. Good.

26 comments:

Mandi Runs said...

Awesome!! You guys seriously rock. And I hope you know I am stealing this when I start a family!! xoxo

Julie said...

Fantastic post! Oodles of love oozing out all over the web. LOVE. IT.

She said I need a goal said...

Oh I love this, made me smile from my TOES.. seriously my toes! I'm going to need some recipes my friend.

Cari Mugz said...

Family Anniversary...
Pretty amazing idea :)

I LOVE IT!

I think your family is pretty amazing too. :)

Cotter Crunch said...

when I have a family I am so doing this. Its great! and I love that you are the cook, even better.
:)

Matthew Smith said...

That's an incredible idea! I read the original post, and I totally will do that once we start having kids. That menu you made sounded amazing. Yummy! Way to go by putting family first. Congrats on the anniversary.

racing dawn said...

Family Anniversary is the best idea ever.

You are an amazing mom. What a blessed family. And so awesome that u recognize and celebrate that!!

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MrsQ said...

that is such an amazing idea! i love it! I may have to steal this idea when my hubby and I have a child. :)

Jamoosh said...

Oh man, I am making me some angel hair sgetti tonight with tomatoes and I'll probably add wilted spinach. Thanks for the idea.

Marlene said...

Don't go makin' me cry in the morning! This is such a touching tradition.

Ewa said...

What a wonderful idea.
Got any leftovers? :-)

SupermomE12 said...

I LOVE THIS. You guys are amazing. Can't wait to meet Pita and Peanut one day. Hugs to all of you and thanks for sharing your awesome day.

termite said...

great attitude! it's refreshing to read someone who's just grateful for living.

Miz said...

I LOVE THIS
as if I am grateful for anything any day it is ALWAYS my family.


Carla

RunCupcake said...

LOVE. I love love. Your family is so sweet and supportive and you guys are so happy. It's great!

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