Thanksgiving Tag

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I’ve been tagged to share my quirks or random personal tidbits several times in the last couple weeks, by Callie at Grayson: A Different Shade of Gray, Julia at I’m All Agog, Candi at Dolce Chici, VIcki at French Essence, Erin at Apartment 34, and most recently by Brooke at Velvet and Linen. Don’t worry—I haven’t been avoiding these tags! I’ve just been saving up for a special Thanksgiving themed tag post, when I can reveal a bit about myself by sharing a few things I’m thankful for. I’m sorry not to post my funny habits—trust me, you’re all better off not knowing about those for now šŸ™‚ So I bring you 7 things I’m thankful for…

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1. I’m thankful for the two years I spent living in Brooklyn, but even more thankful that my husband and I were able to gather the courage and conviction to move to California this past August. It can be difficult to admit when a situation isn’t working anymore, and even more difficult to change that situation. But I know without a doubt that we made the right decision for us—where else can I ride my bike and hike every day in November?

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2. I’m thankful for Smokey. She’s not my kitty—she’s my neighbour’s—but she spends all her time at my house. I recently started working from home and I’d be so lonely if I didn’t have her hogging my lap and pawing my computer mouse all day.

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3. I’m thankful that I got to be a bride. My husband and I were first married in a civil ceremony in 2007, and I didn’t think that I would get to wear the dress, carry the bouquet, have the party, take the photos. I tried to tell myself that I didn’t want those things, but I’m so glad to have been convinced otherwise! Our August wedding was such a joyous occasion, and I’m so grateful to the friends and family members that helped make it happen. As an aside for those who have asked, I haven’t posted our ‘official’ wedding photos because they may be published in a magazine…but you can imagine how it’s killing me not to share them right away!

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4. I’m thankful for my best and oldest friend Jessica. She and I have been egging each other on since we were twelve years old, and even though thousands of miles separate us today she still knows me as though she was right here with me. Not to mention that she was the best maid of honor a girl could ask for!

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5. I’m thankful for my mother, who raised me to be the creative, determined and…um…unique individual that I am today.

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5. I’m thankful for my strong and able body. I’ve not always been as nice to it as I could have been, and sometimes I’m still not always kind (too much ice cream, not enough veggies!) but it gets me where I want to go and for that I feel blessed.

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6. I’m thankful for my husband, my partner in crime and in life! He challenges me every day to be a better person, he’s the best snuggler, and he’s so darn cute. Not to mention how clever he is…check out his mad photoshop skills in my new banner!

7. Finally, I don’t have an image for this one, but I cannot express how thankful I am to all my fellow bloggers and readers for stopping in each day to say hello. When I first started to blog, one thing that I didn’t expect was how important the community aspect of blogging would become to me…and now, it’s what keeps me going. I am constantly amazed by the warm and openhearted people that I meet every day through this medium. Thank you for touching my life.

I feel very shy about tagging people by name, so if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged! I’d love to know what you’re thankful for on this day—whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving here in America or not. Have a beautiful day, everyone!

Top Image Credit: Sharyn Cairns

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23 Responses to “Thanksgiving Tag”

  1. juliette c. Says:

    My dear Anne, let me too thank your mother for the UNIQUE individual you are. For your UNIQUE way to talk to people so simple and sooooo empathic šŸ™‚
    Graziegraziegrazie!

  2. Catherine Says:

    Great post Anne. You sound truly blessed…but I think you mostly make your own luck, so good on your for creating a wonderful life for yourself. And what a beautiful bride you are! Hope to see one day soon on your blog that your wedding pics have been published in a magazine – how exciting!

  3. The Deco Detective Says:

    You look absolutely beautiful in your wedding dress! And your man looks great =)
    I want to say thank you for writing such a lovely blog! I must confess that I borrowed the Dutch website and made a post today – I hope that’s okay, I normally don’t borrow links… I’ve of course linked back to your blog.
    Trudi=)

  4. Brooke Giannetti Says:

    Thank you Anne for letting us know more about you. I too am a bit shy about tagging people, which is why I feel so grateful that you participated!
    Your beauty reflects your generous heart.
    xo
    Brooke

  5. Mussy Says:

    Awww… very well said. Each one is very thoughtful but of course my favourite is number 4:) lol remember the fuss I had to make to get you to pose for the Stanford photo shoot? lol and who can forget our handsome cousin cum photographer! I actually got a wee bit tearful reading this. It’s easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day and not take a step back and reflect on the big picture and all that we have to be greatful for. Not only are we happy, healthy and independant, but we were born into a society where all of this is possible. I’m reading a book about South America and it just makes me feel so lucky to not have been born in a mud hut in Bolivia. Happy Thanksgiving!!! hugs to your fam for me.

  6. CashmereLibrarian Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Anne! I’m thankful to have met you and your blog!

  7. Blair Says:

    Anne, what a lovely post! I have had so much fun keeping up with you blog over the past few weeks and it is wonderful to learn more about you. Your wedding looks beautiful — I love your dress. I can see why they would be published in a magazine! Also, I completely understand how you feel about moving from Brooklyn to California. I lived in Boston for a year and Chicago before and moving to Jackson, Wyoming was one of the best and more rewarding experiences! I hope you have an absolutely wonderful thanksgiving.

  8. stephanie Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Anne!
    xoxo
    Stephanie

  9. rea (my lovely notebook) Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    P.s. you look such a cute couple in your wedding photo.

  10. Tina Says:

    what a great post. I especially liked the first. My husband and I have been talking about moving to Seattle for years. I wish we could have the same courage to take that leap.
    happy thanksgiving.

  11. dolce chic Says:

    I love your post Anne! You’re such a beautiful bride! It was great to learn more about you. I wish I was as fit as you! Hope you’re enjoying your Thanksgiving! I look forward to meeting you too =)

  12. Bree Says:

    Really lovely post and how cute is your wedding picture? You guys look like a lovely couple.

  13. Rebekah at EAD Living Says:

    Am thankful for lovely readers such as yourself! Happy Thanksgiving, dear Anne!

  14. milly {elephants & redwoods} Says:

    What a great post. You were a beautiful bride!!

  15. milly {elephants & redwoods} Says:

    What a great post. You were a beautiful bride!!

  16. milly {elephants & redwoods} Says:

    What a great post. You were a beautiful bride!!

  17. jessica Says:

    I love your wedding dress! You both look so happy and you look beautiful.

  18. Trina Says:

    Anne, loved learning more about you and seeing your pretty face! Lovely wedding pictures – gorgeous dress! And I have been meaning to tell you how much I love your banner, it’s one of my absolute fav’s! Tell the hubby good job!
    We are about to embark on a long drive home too.. hope your’s goes well šŸ™‚
    xx Trina

  19. joanna goddard Says:

    you are gorgeous!!! and your husband is so cute. what a lovely couple!!! xo joanna

  20. Annie Empiric Says:

    You had me at Smokey!! My big floofy kitty comes home smelling like perfume and fire places and I love day dreaming about the laps he lays on and the mouses he paws.

  21. the sassy kathy Says:

    what a lovely list – and great to hear what you’re thankful for. hope you had a lovely thanksgiving!

  22. Lecia Says:

    This is one of the most thoughtful, beautiful posts I’ve seen. You are a beautiful person, inside and out.

  23. cassandra Says:

    eeeek! it’s the reem acra dress of my dreams! you beautiful bride you šŸ˜‰ what a wonderful little list!

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Thanksgiving Tag

aimee herring.png

I’ve been tagged to share my quirks or random personal tidbits several times in the last couple weeks, by Callie at Grayson: A Different Shade of Gray, Julia at I’m All Agog, Candi at Dolce Chici, VIcki at French Essence, Erin at Apartment 34, and most recently by Brooke at Velvet and Linen. Don’t worry—I haven’t been avoiding these tags! I’ve just been saving up for a special Thanksgiving themed tag post, when I can reveal a bit about myself by sharing a few things I’m thankful for. I’m sorry not to post my funny habits—trust me, you’re all better off not knowing about those for now šŸ™‚ So I bring you 7 things I’m thankful for…

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1. I’m thankful for the two years I spent living in Brooklyn, but even more thankful that my husband and I were able to gather the courage and conviction to move to California this past August. It can be difficult to admit when a situation isn’t working anymore, and even more difficult to change that situation. But I know without a doubt that we made the right decision for us—where else can I ride my bike and hike every day in November?

-1.jpg

2. I’m thankful for Smokey. She’s not my kitty—she’s my neighbour’s—but she spends all her time at my house. I recently started working from home and I’d be so lonely if I didn’t have her hogging my lap and pawing my computer mouse all day.

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3. I’m thankful that I got to be a bride. My husband and I were first married in a civil ceremony in 2007, and I didn’t think that I would get to wear the dress, carry the bouquet, have the party, take the photos. I tried to tell myself that I didn’t want those things, but I’m so glad to have been convinced otherwise! Our August wedding was such a joyous occasion, and I’m so grateful to the friends and family members that helped make it happen. As an aside for those who have asked, I haven’t posted our ‘official’ wedding photos because they may be published in a magazine…but you can imagine how it’s killing me not to share them right away!

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4. I’m thankful for my best and oldest friend Jessica. She and I have been egging each other on since we were twelve years old, and even though thousands of miles separate us today she still knows me as though she was right here with me. Not to mention that she was the best maid of honor a girl could ask for!

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5. I’m thankful for my mother, who raised me to be the creative, determined and…um…unique individual that I am today.

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5. I’m thankful for my strong and able body. I’ve not always been as nice to it as I could have been, and sometimes I’m still not always kind (too much ice cream, not enough veggies!) but it gets me where I want to go and for that I feel blessed.

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6. I’m thankful for my husband, my partner in crime and in life! He challenges me every day to be a better person, he’s the best snuggler, and he’s so darn cute. Not to mention how clever he is…check out his mad photoshop skills in my new banner!

7. Finally, I don’t have an image for this one, but I cannot express how thankful I am to all my fellow bloggers and readers for stopping in each day to say hello. When I first started to blog, one thing that I didn’t expect was how important the community aspect of blogging would become to me…and now, it’s what keeps me going. I am constantly amazed by the warm and openhearted people that I meet every day through this medium. Thank you for touching my life.

I feel very shy about tagging people by name, so if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged! I’d love to know what you’re thankful for on this day—whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving here in America or not. Have a beautiful day, everyone!

Top Image Credit: Sharyn Cairns

24 Responses to “Thanksgiving Tag”

  1. Luphia Says:

    Hi anne, you are gorgeous! saw your lovely wedding photos before but couldn’t really see clearly. your dress is stunning too, so elegant! thanks for sharing a picture of the adorable Smokey too, she’s too cute!

  2. shill Says:

    divine post!!!and your wedding dress, you look stunning!!!love the photo of you and your best friend, fun šŸ˜€ have a wonderful thanksgiving dear.

  3. nkp Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Anne! I’ve so enjoyed reading your lovely blog and feel lucky to have found all this inspiration. The photo of you and the mister on your wedding day is beautiful, much continued happiness to the both of you!

  4. Liz@violetposy Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Anne! I love all your photos and you had a fabulous wedding dress šŸ™‚ Have a lovely time with your loved ones this thanksgiving.

  5. callie grayson Says:

    Anne,
    thank you for sharing! lovely post and beautiful photos. Your wedding dress is so beautiful and you look gorgeous.
    I am thankful for my family, friends and my blog family. Everyone in the blog community is so supportive of each other and I enjoy being a part of such a positive world.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
    xx
    callie

  6. 180/360 Says:

    Beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving.

  7. Blair Says:

    Anne, what a lovely post! I have had so much fun keeping up with you blog over the past few weeks and it is wonderful to learn more about you. Your wedding looks beautiful — I love your dress. I can see why they would be published in a magazine! Also, I completely understand how you feel about moving from Brooklyn to California. I lived in Boston for a year and Chicago before and moving to Jackson, Wyoming was one of the best and more rewarding experiences! I hope you have an absolutely wonderful thanksgiving.

  8. Courtney Says:

    Anne, what a wonderful post. First of all, your wedding dress is a-mazing, and ooh, your wedding photos may be published in a magazine- how exciting!
    Your words about your move help remind me that this upcoming move of ours may be the best new step for us. And your thoughts on this blogging community mirror my own. Being part of it is a blessing indeed.
    Happy Thanksgiving, Anne. I hope you and your husband have a wonderful day! xx

  9. Cupcakes and Cashmere Says:

    what a beautiful list. thank you for your always-inspiring posts and wonderful outlook on life. i hope your day is filled with lots of great food and those you love.

  10. Caroline - Patagonia Gifts Says:

    Oh Anne, such a wonderful post! I want to thank you for your inspiring posts and for your beautiful comments on my blog. I really enjoy coming here everyday!
    Happy Thanksgiving darling! xoxo

  11. dolce chic Says:

    I love your post Anne! You’re such a beautiful bride! It was great to learn more about you. I wish I was as fit as you! Hope you’re enjoying your Thanksgiving! I look forward to meeting you too =)

  12. Rebecca @ Harmony and Home Blog Says:

    Beautiful girl makes beautiful post! Anne, you look so beautiful in your wedding dress and your husband is a cutie. Even though we have not met, I can tell through your writing that you are a beautiful person as well. Someone that appreciates the blessings in their life knows what is important. Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. mary jo Says:

    I love this post and LOVE your wedding dress–just gorgeous perfection. Hoping you are having a wonderful cozy thanksgiving!

  14. milly {elephants & redwoods} Says:

    What a great post. You were a beautiful bride!!

  15. jessica Says:

    I love your wedding dress! You both look so happy and you look beautiful.

  16. Georgia Says:

    man, oh man! where to begin????
    first of all, you have shown us all through this post how beautiful you are inside and out. i know that was not your intention, but you’ve done it anyway.
    this was such a pleasant post. it was very nice to get to know you more.
    and truthfully, your wedding dress is stunning and one of the most beautiful and unique i have ever seen.
    you and your hubby are adorable!
    it is so fun to put a face with the name and personality i have come to know.
    lastly–i can’t believe how well-loved and received your blog is! you are doing something right, and whatever it is, don’t stop! (can i just say, i’m a wee bit jealous?–no, not really. although i have never met you, i can tell that you deserve every bit of success you are experiencing–in this blog and in life!)
    so so glad you left a comment on my blog once upon a time and that i have had the pleasure of following you blog ever since!
    thanks for showing us a personal side of Anne.

  17. Maegan Says:

    What a wonderful list full of thanks! You are a beautiful bride, a lovely couple. Happy Holidays!

  18. Annie Empiric Says:

    You had me at Smokey!! My big floofy kitty comes home smelling like perfume and fire places and I love day dreaming about the laps he lays on and the mouses he paws.

  19. the sassy kathy Says:

    what a lovely list – and great to hear what you’re thankful for. hope you had a lovely thanksgiving!

  20. Jackie Says:

    Wow, you looked absolutely gorgeous on your Wedding day! Great dress! And I can’t believe that photo of you doing a cheerleader-esque pose on top of a mountain. I would have 1. never made it to the top, and 2.if I had, would have totally passed out from vertigo. You go girl!

  21. cassandra Says:

    eeeek! it’s the reem acra dress of my dreams! you beautiful bride you šŸ˜‰ what a wonderful little list!

  22. Yin Says:

    that was a beautiful and touching post. congratulations and all the best in the years to come!

  23. Erin Says:

    darling, so fun to get to know more about you and in such a sweet and personal way! You’re stunning, number one and obviously have the kindest heart! I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving šŸ™‚

  24. Leigh Pennebaker Says:

    Anne, you are such a gorgeous person and it’s so cool to learn these new details about you. I love, love, LOVE your wedding gown, by the way. Thanks for the always fun and inspirational read šŸ™‚

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