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.