Monday 10 October 2022

Giving Thanks 2022

Happy Thanksgiving Canadian friends!  A day to reflect and give thanks to everything good in our lives, and even the challenges in our lives are put there to teach us something.  There are so many things in my life that I am extremely grateful and thrilled to be able to experience but ultimately it all comes down to the people and the relationships with those people.  Here are my top 5 things I am grateful in life.

1.  My family.  Both my husband and my girls, but also our extended families.  They are there to support, celebrate and cheer us on.  My husband continues to be a strong and collaborative partner, and I am so grateful for that as we enter a season of parenting that we find difficult.  There I said it! Parenting teens, although the girls are wonderful in so many ways, has been hard for us as we find the balance of letting go, but also still wanting to connecting with them and continue to invest in our family.  It's a season of learning for us and I hope that other parents of teens know that they are not alone in these times change, growth and learning.  Regardless of the challenges I am so thankful to have two healthy, happy, children that made me a mom.

2.  Our friends.  Like family, our closest friends do the same for us as family.  I always think of my friends as the family I got to choose.

3. Our cabin.  A piece of haven, right here on earth.

4.  My career and the team at work.  People at work, the students, families, and most importantly my collegues, make going to work sustainable and usually a place of joy.  

5.  My heath and my body.  It keeps me going and doing all the things that I love to do.  
It's a simple list and I could get really specific but it really does boil down to these daily interactions that make me happy and healthy.  

It was a small Thanksgiving for us, as Logan got COVID and his last day of COVID jail was yesterday. Since our plans with family fell through it was just the four of us but I still decided to make a big meal to enjoy as a family.  I also, got dressed up because it made the day more special and cooking in the kitchen all day seem separate from the actual meal.  I put on this lightweight, flowy (so I could eat all the turkey, buns and pie), accordian pleated dress from Aritzia, and accented it with gold jewlery.  I love how olive and gold work together and I finally dug out my favorite boots from last year to pair with them.  I think I am actually going to wear this exact same outfit this week for our admin meeting.   

Shop This Post:

Wilfred Daydreamer Mini Dress

Boots (old; similar at Nordstrom or these Cowboy boots)

H & B Jewlery: Necklace (similar); EarringsBracelet (similar; matches necklace)


  1. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Curated by Jennifer

  2. that's such a cute dress! sorry your plans were derailed with Covid but it's nice you were able to enjoy the time as a small family, and you can catch up with everyone another time I'm sure :)

    Hope your day is going well :)

    Away From The Blue

  3. I'm sorry covid ruined your plans but happy you were still able to be together as a family. Love your dress! The pleating is so pretty!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  4. I'm sorry to hear about the Covid situation, but I'm glad you managed to have a wonderful time with your family. Love your dress!

  5. Despite Covid woes, I hope you had lots of fun at your Thanksgiving celebration. Of course, we'll be celebrating at the end of next month. Love the swing dress and the cute boots!

  6. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! That dress color is the prettiest :)


  7. That dress is so gorgeous with those white boots. It seems a lot have been getting Covid again! Argh! I am glad you got to relax, though. Your cabin is def something to be thankful for and I love how you share all of your fun times on IG Stories. Yes, teens are so hard... every day there seems to be a new challenge, but we will get through this challenging time!


  8. Looking amazing