A weekend recap full of thanks

This past weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada and we had a great weekend celebrating! It was a weekend full of fun stuff and being thankful.

The highlight of the weekend was definitely attending my good friend, and coworker, Geralyn’s wedding at Summerhill Winery in Kelowna. It was an absolutely gorgeous setting for a wedding and even though it poured rain all day the rain let up and the sun peaked out of the clouds just 45 minutes before the 4pm ceremony. It was perfect! My coworkers and their partners plus two former coworkers made up a table of 10 and we had so much fun together!

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I am thankful for a career that I love with a team of coworkers who I consider good friends. 

We arrived back home around 1pm on Sunday which gave me time to fit in a sweaty hot yoga class before going to my mom’s for Thanksgiving dinner with my mom, brother and grandparents who had just arrived in town that afternoon. We called it a night pretty early on Sunday as we were all tired after a long day!

I am thankful for my family and especially thankful for time I get to spend with them since most of them live far away. 

The holiday Monday started out with a 1-hour trail run with a couple of friends and our dogs. It wasn’t the nicest weather but I was happy to get out there and get Chloe some exercise.

I am so so thankful for my ability to run.

That afternoon we went to check out the corn maze! It was surprisingly quiet for being the holiday Monday but still a fun, seasonal thing to do!

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I am thankful to live in an area that I love. It is such a beautiful place and there is so much to do. 

Monday afternoon I hit up another hot yoga class. This was my third yoga practice in three days as I did a 30 minute yoga download podcast on Saturday morning. I haven’t been practicing as much lately and I can definitely feel the three practices in a row in my upper body and core.

I am thankful for my yoga practice and how it has changed my life. I credit my perspective and patience to yoga. 

After yoga there was lots of puttering around the house and fixing up delicious Thanksgiving dinner leftovers. Leftovers are the best part of Thanksgiving. Nothing like a turkey + cranberry + mayo bun!

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I am thankful to have a fridge and cupboards stocked with food and to not only have a roof over my head but to live in a home that I love! 

In between all of this I spent a lot of time on the couch watching The Walking Dead (we are obsessed I tell ya!) and cuddling with the animals.

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I am thankful for these two little fur balls who make every single day better. Not a day goes by that they don’t make me laugh out loud. 

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And above all I am thankful for this guy who pushes me to be a better version of myself every day. There is nothing quite like the feeling of having a loving partner to come home to every day and share life’s adventures with. It’s worth all the hard parts of marriage for sure! 

Yup, I have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Life is good and I could not be more happy or content.

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers! And I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. 

Whether you celebrated Thanksgiving this past weekend or not, tell me what you are thankful for? 

14 Responses

  1. I am glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and that it was the kind of weekend that reminded you that you have so much to be thankful for! I definitely need to work on practicing an attitude of gratitude as my natural reaction most of the time is to get frustrated with things that aren’t going right in my life and overlooking all the things that are going right!

    I have a lot to be thankful for but the top of the list is my health, my supportive family and friends, and Phil.

  2. Caroline says:

    Sounds like a great weekend, you have a lot to be thankful for!

  3. Bronwyn says:

    Sounds like a great weekend! And definitely lots of things to be thankful for.

  4. Leigh says:

    Your friend looked gorgeous (same with you!) and so glad the rain cleared up for her ceremony. Lots of great things to be thankful for 🙂

  5. Alison says:

    You look great! I love that winery! So pretty. Sounds like an awesome weekend and great list of things to be thankful for!

  6. I love that dress you wore to the wedding. Reminds me of the dress I wore to stand up in my friend’s wedding over the summer … looser on top, fitted on the bottom! Also, are those the new clothes Eric bought before your car went kaput? He’s looking very dapper – I love the look of the vest instead of a sports coat! Happy belated Thanksgiving to you!

  7. Alli says:

    What a wonderful weekend. You look beautiful in that red dress.

    Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve always wondered, do you know if there are any traditions or foods for Canadian Thanksgiving that are different than American Thanksgiving?

  8. Holly says:

    Happy Thanksgiving 🙂 We celebrated with both sides of Nathan’s family – two HUGE dinners, it was fantastic! This year I’m thankful that I’ve been able to stay at home with the kids and work from home in the evenings. There have been times when I’ve been super stressed with deadlines and whatnot but I LOVE being home so it’s all been worth it! I love your dress, by the way! I need to shop where you shop, I always love what you wear 🙂

  9. Stephany says:

    What an uplifting post – I loved reading this! I love to attitude you have towards life. 🙂 It’s always good to look back and see how much you have to be thankful for.

  10. Becky says:

    So glad you had such a great weekend! I am thankful for Ben and how much he does for me. I am reminded over and over how right we are for each other!

  11. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! The corn maze is still on my list, maybe next weekend! My sister came to town for the weekend so I’m thankful for the time visiting with family.

  12. What a beautiful bride!! Glad to hear you had a good Thanksgiving!

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