Happy Thanksgiving!

By Emily Smith

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!
I hope you’ve enjoyed a beautiful holiday with your family and friends;
sharing laughter, good food, and joyful times.

We sure had one delicious feast! Thank you Mom for hosting such a memorable Holiday!

It was Little A’s first Thanksgiving and my husband’s first Canadian Thanksgiving…
one big celebration and lots to be thankful for!

Here’s the top 10 off my long list:

I’m thankful for…

1. My family
2. My husband being home with us and not on deployment
3. Our health
4. All the time we have together as a family
5. Our home
6. Our freedom and the blessing of living in this country
7. This gorgeous Autumn we’re having and the beauty of the trees (all those colours!)
8. The Best of this Life and My Dear Readers and Friends (you!)
9. Delicious food
10. Wonderful friends

There really is a very long list!

What are you thankful for?

What is your favorite tradition on Thanksgiving?

For me, it’s when we gather around the dinner
table, say grace and share an amazing meal together.
And pumpkin pie! I’ve just got to have it :)
This year, I made Pumpkin Pie and Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie -
essentially this recipe in a pie! Yummy!

Wishing everyone a lovely week,

Emily Smith

Emily Smith is the founder and editor of The Best of this Life. She has two littles, a darling husband, and dreams of owning a new puppy. A gluten-free connoisseur, social media maven and reigning fashionista (in her own rights). She loves writing and shares her three core values with her readers – love life, live well, share the beauty.

10 Comments on Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Noemie
    October 11, 2011 at 3:16 am (3 years ago)

    I’m sorry I didn’t get to see you this weekend! I’ll have to try that pie ASAP… wow Apple Cranberry, it sounds amazing!!!

    Lots of love to your family, xx!!!

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  2. Punctuation Mark
    October 11, 2011 at 3:31 am (3 years ago)

    Happy Thanksgiving my dear!!! the food looks fantastic!

    Reply
  3. tinajo
    October 11, 2011 at 6:29 am (3 years ago)

    Happy thanksgiving to you! :-)

    Reply
  4. Shu Han
    October 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm (3 years ago)

    looks like a feast (: my culture doesn’t celebrate thanksgiving unfortunately!

    Reply
  5. Marie
    October 12, 2011 at 4:49 am (3 years ago)

    Great tradition! In Norway we don´t celebrate Thanksgiving…
    xx Marie

    Reply
  6. kyleen
    October 18, 2011 at 2:58 am (3 years ago)

    You know you’re Canadian when you celebrate Thanksgiving in October (: Happy belated thanksgiving! I’m thankful for my family and friends and school and everything else in between.

    Reply
  7. Lola Lobato
    October 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm (3 years ago)

    I can see you had a wonderful thanksgiving, I am planing the menu, for us will be next month. wishing you all the best!

    Reply
  8. Anna of IHOD
    October 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi Emily!! It looks like a fantastic thanksgiving! I am so happy you had your husband home to celebrate with you!
    I am looking forward to celebrating next month here in the states with family we never get to see!

    Reply
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