oh darling, i’m thankful for you.

If I told you about our Thanksgiving from the beginning, I’d say that we tucked ourselves into his old, faithful BMW and set out for New Jersey hours before dawn on a cold, rainy morning.  And that dog snored in the back seat the entire way.

If I told you about our Thanksgiving in reverse, I’d say that we got sand in our shoes and felt the cold, salty ocean wind in our hair.

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In between were all the beautiful details: friends and family hugged; sweet potatoes sprinkled with butter and sugar; centerpieces created and arranged just so;  tables set up, dressed, and gathered around.  Mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pearl onions, and vegetarian stuffing consumed in shocking amounts.  Fires built, then huddled around, and cigars smoked {a little}.  Many, many pages of books read while pajamas were guiltlessly worn.  Dogs played with, cuddled with, and dressed up in sweaters; dogs everywhere, in fact, including our sweet boy for his first-ever visit.

And of course, a whole lot of thankfuls spoken, unspoken, and now written here.

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