Friday, November 26, 2010

So Much to be Thankful For

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!!!  It was a long and festive day at our house.

Growing up, we'd always spend Thanksgiving morning watching the Macy's parade.  So for the first time in six years, my family gathered together and munched on the  Pioneer Woman's monkey bread and watched the balloons pass through Herald Square.  
I am thankful for family traditions...

Mark had been on call on Wednesday and in the matter of fifteen hours had managed to deliver ten babies!! Can you believe that - TEN!  
I am thankful for the joy of little feet, and that my husband gets to do what he loves each and every day.
While Mark took a post-parade nap, my parents and I watched football and played a question and answer game.  I got a set of "conversation starters" last year from Santa, and it is so much fun to ask people the same question and see how varied the answers are...
I am thankful for quality time with my family...

The tension in the house started rising as the clock approached 3:15 CST.  The Saints were playing on Thanksgiving Day for the first time in franchise history.  We all wanted our boys to come up with a big win!  The game started out fast and furious and we saw quite a show by the offense and the defense.  I credit Dallas with making some impressive halftime adjustments and limiting our offense in the second half.  Their improved play certainly made for a more exciting game than we would have preferred.  With just a few minutes left, Malcolm Jenkins stripped the ball from Roy Williams after a very successful Dallas catch and run.  It was the play of the game!  And with just a few minutes left, Drew Brees led our offense down the field for the game winning drive.  Whhoooo Daaatttt!
I am thankful for Coach Payton, Mickey Loomis, Drew Brees, Tracy Porter, Will Smith, Marques Colston, Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Ivory, Lance Moore, and yes, Reggie Bush...
New Orleans Saints cornerback Malcolm Jenkins (27) strips the football from Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy E. Williams (11) forcing to fumble during second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune-Herald, Jose Yau)
Having won the game, everyone was especially festive and very ready to celebrate and give thanks for our many blessings.  And for the first time in our new home, we enjoyed a holiday meal together.  
I am thankful for the company of family and friends and for the farmers who work tirelessly so that we may share their harvest.

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful day of giving thanks!


  1. What a gorgeous post, my dear!! I am so happy that you were able to share the holiday in your new home!

    PS- Those little feet made me smile so big!!


  2. There is so much to be thankful for, Nola Girl. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, too. :)

    Hey, I noticed you commented on the "sassy" MikWright coasters I posted today (Yes, the last one is hysterical!).

    Please stop by and sign-up for the MikWright giveaway. It's so awesome. Fun, fun, fun! If you win, you could choose those as one of your gifts! Haha...I love it all!

  3. Congrats on having the holiday in your new home! That first picture looks delicious! Don't forget to check out my Christmas giveaway before it ends tomorrow, if you haven't already!

    Kori xoxo

  4. so much to be thankful for. and what a fun job your hubs has. i would love to deliver new babies everyday.

  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and the best part that you are back in New Orleans with them!
    I forgot that your husband is an OBGYN. Mine was off on Thanksgiving Day so as much as I want to meet this little girl I kept saying please don't come today!lol. That is just crazy that he delivered 10 babies in 15 hrs!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful day for you! I'm not usually big on pro football, but I was watching and rooting for the Saints that day. Exciting game!

  7. Monkey Bread is so yummy!! I usually make it for Thanksgiving---but didn't this year! Seeing your post made me wish I had!!! Loved the Saints game!!! :)

  8. LOVE monkey bread!! Glad im not the only one!!



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