Always Thankful...especially when pumpkin pie is involved.

Wishing our American neighbours a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend! Be Thankfull - Julie Hamilton {artistically afflicted blog}   Thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays both here in Canada (October) and the States (November). It is a symbol of Fall and the change of seasons. The farmers market is bustling and the village is buzzing with excitement as people arrive from all over to prepare for the ski season ahead. Farmers market  -  Julie Hamilton {artistically afflicted blog}   It is officially "Opening" weekend here in Whistler. B.C.. Both mountains are open and the snow is starting to fall. The village is dressed up with twinkle lights, excited and ready for another great ski season (fingers crossed). It is hard not to get caught up in the excitement of it all. It is also a nice reminder of the past when I arrived here, knapsack and skis in tow. I love that I am still here 20 years later with my own family. Pumpkin Pie -  Julie Hamilton {artistically afflicted blog}   As the days become shorter and the temperature drops, there is nothing quite as special as sitting in front of the fire, tucked in, with family and friends sharing. As I get older and my family has spread out, these times have become very special. I am feeling very Thankful for it all.. Well it is official - the holiday season is upon us. Here's to an abundance of pumpkin pie! Enjoy every minute of it!
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Inspired by...gratitude

[caption id="attachment_853" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="love all my teenage girls"][/caption] Thankful for ~ Thankful for my family. Energetic, enthusiastic and ever-changing. Willing to roll with the flow . Willing to sleep in closets and cushions on the floor. Willing to experience different cultures and different facets of life. Always willing to accept and adapt to change.Willing to laugh at their own expense. Thankful for my friends.Near and far. My old-time friends who had the patience and passion to deal with all the drama that one invites growing up. My new friends who have been here for all the joy and wonder experienced on the bumpy road of life. My "online" friends who are always supportive and enthusiastic. All of you inspire me. Thankful for my community.The small town community where I have lived for over 20 years now. A place that has inspired healthy living and healthy relationships. A place that makes my children and family feel safe and secure. A very supportive community. Always on standby..ready and willing. Thankful for my health and the health of those around us. Every day I stop and think about how grateful I am for this. What more is there? Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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