21 November 2011


Thanksgiving is this Thursday and I couldn't be more excited! 
Have you bought your turkey and written out your cooking strategy? 
As a South African, Thanksgiving is a very new holiday for me and although I have lived in the States for almost 3 years, this is the first year that I will be celebrating it the proper way surrounded by family and a big ol' turkey.

I wanted to kick off this week on a very thankful note so I have made a little list of things in my life that I really appreciate.

I am thankful for... my husband of course! Our 1 year wedding anniversary is coming up and it has truly been the best year of my life. He offers me support, makes me laugh and most importantly cleans the ferret cage! I feel so lucky to get to share my life with this amazing man. Mike, I love you with all my heart.  

I am thankful for...  the little Llambok that is growing in my belly! Although he/she might have come as a little bit of a surprise gift but we are so excited for this new chapter in our lives. I know how hard it is for some people to start a family and am very grateful for a healthy and (almost) smooth pregnancy thus far.

I am thankful for...  my parents who offer so much support even though they live so far away. It is sometimes not easy being a whole ocean away from your family, but with parents like the ones I have; distance is not an issue.

I am thankful for...  my sister who is always fun and cheers me up. I missed your wedding this year because immigration wouldn't let me leave the country. It was the saddest moment, but you looked beautiful via Skype anyways. I can't wait to make up for it next month when we visit you in Cape Town.

I am thankful for...  the safe return of our fur-son Gumby a few weeks ago after he was lost for a couple of days. He is such a clown and always makes us laugh.

I am thankful for...  having friends. No matter how far away you are.

I am thankful for...  the apartment we are moving into at the end of the month. We have lived in our shoebox for far too long now! 

I am thankful for...  having a job in this economy. Although the 11 hour days are much to be desired, I love my job.

I am thankful for...  living in America and also having the experience of living in and visiting so many different places and countries.


  1. So much to be thankful for indeed. Blessed :)
    Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

  2. We all have so much to be thankful for. One sometimes forget...