Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Through the Years

Today has been an adventure...the house is bursting at the seems with family, what feels like 500 dogs and so much food I can't even wrap my head around it. Because we spent part of our childhood in Europe, spending time with family during the holidays hasn't always been the norm, especially having them up to our home, way off the beaten track. We're treasuring the time spent with them and relishing in the stories that are swirling about our heads along with the smell of the roasting turkey. Yum.

I went for my first 2-mile run this morning since Adrian and I were in Texas and I didn't even feel like my heart was going to explode out of my chest...success! Adrian and I are doing MASSIVE amounts of laundry because we've been on the road a lot lately and we leave for a SHOW on Friday...whoop whoop! I'm carrying the official title of "Personal Assistant" now, and I'm very proud of it. It's pretty amazing when you get to travel and work with your best friend, who happens to be your little sister. Awesome!

I don't know how you spent your day before Thanksgiving, but I spent much of it (when I wasn't eating myself silly on my mums cooking, that is!), thinking about previous Thanksgivings, and how they've varied through the years. And being thankful that I wasn't shopping for last minute things at Wal-Mart....

There was the Thanksgiving we hiked through the mountains with leftover turkey and stacks of rice-crispy treats, for what seemed to be hours until my 4-year old legs gave out and I demanded substance. That one year of many we spent in Scotland, and drove 3 hours to a Turkish restaurant to have a celebratory meal of stuffed grape leaves and last years holiday where I was going through a little life crisis, completely miserable not knowing what I wanted to do with my life and my stupid foot in a this year. This year of joys, hardships, triumphs and failures. But the difference with this year is I feel like I am exactly on track and exactly where I need to be. And the knowledge that with determination, hard work and the support and love of my family, I can't fail. And I know that is true for you as well.

I hope you enjoy tomorrow and I hope you realize that you are more beautiful than you realize, and capable of more than you would ever think is possible. And that family and the relationships we have with them are the most precious riches of all.

Good night, dolls!

Adrian and I woke up and put the exact same outfit on this morning! Holidays bring out our major dorkiness :) 

xo xo Liz 


  1. You two girls are just fabulous! My whole family is at my parents in CA, and I'm up here by my lonesome. But as usual, some family took pity ;) haha. So I made another batch of your cinnamon rolls to take along. Thankfully I'm happy to just not be totally Alone. What fun, with all the fam and food! Enjoy girls!!!!!!!

  2. I'm SO glad you're going to be with some family, I hate spending the holidays alone :) I couldn't get off work one year, so the family brought Thanksgiving to me! Sounds like you're going to be a big hit with the cinnamon rolls! Have a great time tomorrow!! xo xo Liz

  3. Just wonderful. Our Thanksgiving experience was also overflowing with family and dogs (is it possible to have it any other way?) I hope you all had the most peaceful, wonderful day and have a weekend that follows suit.


  4. Thank you so much, Jessy! Dogs and family and food are really the best combination! Glad you had a grand time and hope you have a great weekend as well! :))