Thursday, 17 October 2013


Sooo much to be Thankful for, Family (both near and far, both two and four legged) being number one! 

I'm Thankful for Nic and her valiant attempt to capture our annual Thanksgiving Wright Family Photo in Mom's yard by the big tree....

Ryder apparently, was not as thankful for this photo op as I was....
 I informed him that as long as he is part of this Family, he WILL be in the photo, whether he smiles or not! LOL
 He protested til the bitter end!
 He was slightly happier when I held him, but still refused to look at the camera. Ha ha!

We had a little better luck capturing the kids before the actual Family shot:

We dressed Payton the same way we dressed Ryder for his first Thanksgiving and took the sameish pic to compare...amazes me how much they look alike (as long as Payton has a hat on, she difinitely has more hair than Ryder ever had.)

 This is my fav of Ryder and Payton with Grammy. Too bad I'm in it. LOL
I am thankful for the luxury of being able to enjoy leisure activities and for the time we get to spend having fun with friends and Family.  
While at Mom's for the Thanksgiving weekend, we got to go to a Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch as a Family.

A pic of just us girls!

 The Wrights

 They had these adorable mini tractors that the kids could actually drive!
 There were drums so The Wrights had a little jam session!
 The Pumpkin Cannon was loud. This was as close as Ryder would get.

I am thankful that we are all able to work and that we all have jobs to go to (I am also thankful for my year long maternity leave from my job.)  While we were at Mom's we all pitched in to help get her acreage ready for winter! It's always more fun to do chores when they are not at your own house!

...and when chores involve riding the quad!
 ..and feeding horses carrotts!
 Payton did her part by sleeping outside so we could all keep working while keeping an eye on her.
 Lovin' our time out of the city, in the country, in the barn!
 Marty is master of the chain saw, lumberjack jacket and winning his little girl's heart!

Since it is time to specifically reflect on the things we are thankful for I would be amiss if I didn't end this Blog entry by cheesily counting my blessings one more time!

I am Thankful for all the gifts in my life, the people, the animals, the adventures, the jobs we have, the Tassimo coffee machine on my counter and the health we've been blessed with.  

I am also thankful for the tantrums, the pee on the bathroom floor, the three or four times a night I wake to feed my baby, the very early mornings, the sticky handprints all over everything, the little jars of prunes overtaking my fridge, the trucks that fill every square inch of our livingroom and all the other things that signify I have healthy, spirited, strong willed, happy children.  I feel lucky, blessed and slightly exhausted.  I hope to continue to be blessed with all of these for a long long time!  Cheers!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kiss your babies, count your blessings and try to be thankful every day...for something!

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