Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Holidays, My Friends!

Hello, friends! I know I've been away for nearly 2 weeks - wow, has it been that long??!! Yeah, my life has been a bit crazy. Our entire family has been sick (back-to-back, with multiple illnesses), we've had a lot of unfortunate circumstances come up among several friends and co-workers, and of course we had the tragedy of losing our dog. I do want to take a moment right now to thank you all for the kind and thoughtful comments you all left on my last post. The unexpected loss of Callie has been very tough on all of us. Our Golden Retriever, Cooper, is especially having a difficult time right now. And our house definitely feels quieter and emptier. But having the love and support of so many wonderful friends has made this difficult situation a little more manageable - so a huge THANK YOU to you all!

I really just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm working to get a post up soon (hopefully today) about last weekend - AKA the Giblet Challenge with The Throuple. But in case I'm unable to get it all finished up before the end of the day, I didn't want to miss out on an opportunity to wish you all a very happy holiday weekend! And while you're enjoying your turkey and pumpkin pie, don't forget to take a moment to reflect on the many blessings in your lives to be thankful for. I feel so truly blessed for so many gifts I have been given in my life...and that includes all the wonderful people who have brightened my life so much.

All of you out there in bloggie land really have touched my heart in so many ways this year and I truly do consider you all my friends. I am so honored to have "met" all of you this year, whether exclusively through the interwebs, or actually in person. Your comments always brighten my day - many of you have given me great advice, words of encouragement, flattering compliments, and smiles all around. Several of you have become my Facebook friends, many have become email buddies, and of course there's The Throuple (consisting of myself, Running Dork, and Running Lawyer) that has come only to exist through the magic of blogginess. Without the blogosphere to bring us all together, I would not be a part of a friendship I have found to be so special (and I mean special in sooooo many ways, lol).

Each and every one of you readers out there have had a hand in making my life just that much more meaningful this past year, so for all of you I am thankful! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with safe travels, surrounded by the ones you love! And thank you all for being my friends! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!


Mel-2nd Chances said...

the blogosphere definitely is special :) Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours *hugs*

RunnuRMark said...

awww, man...I was hoping to see the "special" picture of our fav Running Lawyer posted. Maybe in the next post?? Great meeting you on Sunday.
Hopefully life can return to more of a "normal" state for you soon. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I didn't even know if you all were going to still do tha I sorta left it off High Five Friday.. BUmmeR!

I have met 3 Bloggers in the past few weeks, I love it!!

Hugs to your family, we never know why we are tested but we hope that we can come out the other side with a smile.

Giveaway on the Blog if you are interested...will go to next week.

Tell the Lawyer she needs to Blog ASAP!

Jody said...

right back at ya ashley! you gotta find me on the fook!

Racn4acure said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Ashley. We all have a mix of fortune in our lives, but I think for most of us, the blessings outweigh the negative. Art

teacherwoman said...

Aww... happy thanksgiving to you too, hun!

Janice {Run Far} said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I am super grateful for all my bloggie peeps too.