This week we celebrate Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for so much and thought it was time to make mention of just some of those things.  We all go through ups and downs in our lives and I feel those downs can teach you so much about yourself.  It is important to sit down and take a moment to be thankful for all you have in your life.  I have so many blessing…… many to list (and in no particular order):

  • My great kids, the three lights of my life
  • My parents, I am beyond blessed with the best Mom and Dad.
  • An incredible family, from immediate to extended I love them more than anything
  • Great friends, the best ever who mean the world to me
  • Creativity and my ability to express myself through it.
  • Health, I feel fortunate every day when my feet hit the ground
  • Nikon and my camera gear….I am a Nikon Girl!
  • My studio, my happiest place to be


  • Home sweet home
  • Work and turning my creativity into a labor of love.
  • Laughing, I try to do some every day
  • Taking in all life has to offer and learning from it
  • Skype, gotta love staying connected with video.  I know my Dad loves those 2 am calls.
  • Facebook, the connection of old and new friends.
  • My blog………a creative venue to share my thoughts and photos
  • Crying, happy and sad tears
  • Napping, it makes me so happy.
  • Church and my faith
  • Food, oh how I love it
  • A nice cold beer on a hot summer day.  Oh Stella!
  • Hiking in the great oudoors and "taking it to the mountain"
  • Travel and the desire to do it more.
  • The computer
  • Adventures, from kayaking to sky diving (which I have yet to do LOL)
  • A sense of humor, can't tell you how many times a day I turn to that.

The list is endless……  I hope that this Thanksgiving we all take a moment to count our blessings. 

I am also thankful for the wonderful meal that the kids and I will prepare tommorrow. I will make sure to have my camera on hand for that craziness.  How hard can an entire dinner be?