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I was motivated to start a blog by reading all the wonderful talented individual's who have blogs out there. So, I want to make this blog about everyone who reads it. My family and God always comes first in my life. I want to share my experiences and in turn, hope to get feedback and ideas from you. I love unique things, I adore anything that sparkles (not over the top though) I love decorating, cooking, gardening, photography and shopping. My number one passion is photography! To me it becomes more than a picture, it can become a piece of art, or a beautiful memory. Decorating, though I am not a professional, and don't claim to be, has been a part of my life since I was very young, and just love searching and shopping for new ideas and incorporate the old, such as Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency with contemporary. Living close to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, and being of Hispanic heritage, I love cooking Mexican food, and love to share my authentic recipes. Though I live in Florida, my heart is in the desert southwest, and hope that my family and I will return there very soon…keep your fingers crossed that my prayers are answered SOON!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Old Fashioned Thanksgiving...

                 Happy Thanksgiving

I believe all of us have some wonderful fond memories of Thanksgivings long ago or maybe not so long ago that just stand out in our minds, and will forever be with us.  Each Thanksgiving with my family is a precious memory being made.  I am so blessed for my wonderful husband of 34 years and my sweet loving daughter.  But in times of reflection, it is those Thanksgivings of long ago, when my wonderful Grandparents were still with us, and each Thanksgiving the whole family would gather at their warm beautiful home, some traveling from around the country to be together on that special day.  There was so many of us, the whole basement was full of people, laughter and love.  A warm wood burning fireplace, kept us all so warm on those cold Ohio winter days.  There were two ovens downstairs and one upstairs, with turkeys cooking, pies baking, and the laughter of children, games being played and everything else that made our Thanksgiving so special.   The scents and sounds of those Thanksgivings are forever etched in not only my mind, but of all of who were there.  Though that was so many years ago, and many of my wonderful family members have since left us, they are always in our hearts and on this special day, their memories are more vivid than ever. 
I can say I have truly been blessed in my life to have such a wonderful huge family, though I lost a brother 4 years ago, and another just several months ago, both only at the age of 49, and I am so lucky to have them as my brothers, each so special in their own way.  So, instead of me getting sad of all those that are no longer here with me, this Thanksgiving, I am thanking God that I once had them, and  that kind of love lives forever!!!
My wish for everyone who reads this is that they have a wonderful happy, loving and memorable Thanksgiving.

Norman Rockwell - 1943  "Freedom from Want"

Doris Lee -  1935  "Thanksgiving"