Blessings are thick on the ground around here!

I know we're supposed to be decking the halls all over the place by now, but my family has always sauntered into this process instead of rushing. So before the mad frenzy of fa-la-la-ing overtakes me, I did want to tell you now that we did have the best Thanksgiving!

We feel so fortunate this year that we are all healthy, and that we are warm and safe and well-fed.

This time last year my husband was gallivanting about the Middle East, so we are so glad that he is home with us -- and that our home is in America.

And our friends are such a gift!

There are no words to describe this wider family of loved ones who make our lives so full. This year we just had to stop counting our blessings because we ran out of fingers and toes!