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Monday, November 2, 2009

Thirty days of Thanksgiving

This month I am participating in "Thirty days of Thanksgiving" and it is hosted by the Tatums from "Keepin' up with the Tatums."

For the next 30 days I will spend extra time blogging about something I am thankful for.
I know we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia but I think it is a wonderful festival because it is all about reflecting on how blessed we are and giving thanks for these blessings.

For the past few years our little family has celebrated Thanksgiving and my parents and Mr Attorney's parents have also started to celebrate with us.We eat sweet potato pie and turkey with all the trimmings and we begin the meal by giving thanks. We will be doing the same again this year and I can't wait!

So for my 1st day of giving thanks I want to acknowledge how much I love my family-every single member of them; my husband and my 2 beautiful children, my parents, my sisters, my in-laws (parents, brothers and sister), my Great-grand mother and Grandad, my aunts and uncles and my gorgeous nieces and nephews.



Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz 

You don't choose your family.  They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.  ~Desmond Tutu

16 comments:

  1. Hi. I'm doing Ann's 30-days of Thanksgiving too. I saw your comment and came by to see your post. Hope you'll come by my blog too! Hey! From Texas to Australia. Like my accent? :) Looking forward to reading. Jenn

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  2. Who knows!!?? You may start an Australian trend :) It never hurts to count our blessings and be grateful!--with or without a holiday!

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  3. Hey, I see my aunt-in-law (?), Jennifer, has already left you a message. I was just wondering if you were originally from the US or if you've always lived in Australia?

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  4. Hi Ann,
    We are from Australia but my husband lived in Ohio for a year and enjoyed every moment that he was there. He then took me there and thus began our love for the US. We have some very dear friends that we often visit in Ohio and have had some great Christmases with them. We are so excited because they are coming here in December for my daughter's 13th birthday and for a hot and sunny Christmas!
    Best wishes, NM.

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  5. NM - I'm with Susan. Giving thanks and being grateful for what we have is one of the best ways to happiness. That's a very tender post. I may just have to link to this one myself - it's right up my alley!
    Take care with your beautiful family
    Ange

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  6. So sweet! love the quote at the end too. So important to give thanks. xoxo

    SC

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  7. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day. Your sweet comment made my whole week!

    When I first looked at your blog the other day, I told my husband, I bet she's from England or somewhere over there. He asked me why I thought that and I said "Her decor looks like it." HA! So, I think you've accomplished your "English" look very well! You have a beautiful home and your kitchen reno is A-MAYYYYYYY-ZING! It looks fabulous!

    I never thought about the fact that Aussie's wouldn't celebrate Thanksgiving. :-) How odd to not have turkey and dressing and all that goes with it. Yes, I think you should celebrate it anyway!

    Jill

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  8. Hi NM...just stumbled onto your sweet blog here ....and I'm with you...Family's are a Gift from God! Each one unique brining a special flavor to the family as a whole, enjoyed looking through your blog and followed to keep an eye on you! Have a wonderful week, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings....Stop in, would love to have you!

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  9. What a good idea! I haven't heard of this Thanksgiving thing. Gratitude IS key to happiness!! Thank you for this refreshing post.

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  10. I love this idea and may need to do it myself!!

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  11. Hi, I came back and browsed your blog a bit. Some really neat stuff on it. I'm looking forward to coming back more often. It is so odd to connect across many many miles, isn't it? ! I think of the days of stamps, pen-pals and postage for overseas. Long plane rides here to there. Wow, just amazing. My family almost moved to Australia in the 60's..or at least they talked about it. See ya next time .. Jenn

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  12. N, you're the sweetest !... I really admire the love and loyalty you hold for your family. I find it is a quality found so few and far between... I too am sooo excited about Thanksgiving, as it will be our first with our younger daughter in tow. So much fun, extra stockings, and more presents...and yes... I am going to town in preparation : )

    Love the finishing quote, I too...don't take credit for my beautiful little family...its definitely ALL...God's doings !
    PS : Did you see my last post on Halloween and my little flower fairies ? : )

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  13. What a good idea. We should be thankful all the time for our blessings, not just on Thanksgiving.

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  14. How fantastic that you celebrate even when it's not the popular thing to do! It's so important to reflect on our blessings. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for a visit. Feel free to come back anytime :).

    Blessings,
    Beth

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  15. November is such a great month to give thanks! sweet post. Wishing you a wonderful day,
    LuLu

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  16. I think it's great you have created your own Thanksgiving celebration there! What a nice tradition to carry on over the years!

    Katherine

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