Friday, November 23, 2012

Giving Thanks

I know yesterday was Thanksgiving, but it's never too late to give proper thanks, right?
We spent yesterday afternoon with a few of my cousins, aunts and uncles at their home in Maryland. The food was plentiful (and delicious), the obligatory football game was blaring loudly from the TV in the living room, and overall everyone enjoyed themselves over glasses of wine and good conversation. 
Food and football aside, we have a lot to be thankful for this year. We are forever thankful for our sweet little E, our family and of course our pets.  We are thankful for our friends, both new and old.  We have made some amazing friends since S joined A-100 back in July and we will miss them terribly when we leave, just as we miss our old friends back in New York and elsewhere. And we are also grateful for the technology that keeps us all connected. 
We are thankful for our health, and having a roof over our heads.  We are grateful for E's little friends and his wonderful daycare.   We are grateful for beautiful running trails, parks and museums, and everything else this city has to offer.  We are grateful for Yo Gabba Gabba, at least E is.  E is also grateful for books, puzzles, toys, music and everything else that keeps him entertained (and us sane) on a daily basis.
And last but not least, we are thankful that S got the "call" 7 months ago to join the Foreign Service.  He worked extremely hard for nearly 2 years to get his dream job, and I am very proud of him.  Not only for the job itself, but for the opportunity this job will provide us as a family.  We are grateful for the opportunities to travel and immerse ourselves in new cultures.  We are thankful for the chances to learn new languages and meet new people.  And I am thankful that my husband never gave up on his dream. 
As our time here in DC grows shorter and shorter, we are getting excited for this new adventure to begin.  I'm sure this upcoming year will give us even more to be thankful for.

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