Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving snuck up on me this year... somehow the warm days of summer slipped quietly into November and without the sun setting so early in the evening I don't think I would have known the holidays are here.  Our lives have been blessedly wonderful here at Liv Life and we have much to be thankful for.

First off I'm thankful for the good health that has blessed our family this year and the safe travels of my loved ones.

I'm thankful for Liv who shows me what it's like to truly Liv Life to the fullest each and every day.

I'm thankful for my son who makes me smile with his wit and views on life.

I'm thankful for my husband who takes such good care of me.

I'm thankful for my parents who are always just a phone call away.

I'm thankful for my girlfriends who support me when times are low and who celebrate with me when times are good.

I'm thankful for the chemo that is helping more friends than I had ever imagined would need it.

I'm thankful for the Dance Mom's of Liv's competition team who are nothing like the dance moms on tv.  (and that Twitch took a moment to pose with us!)

I'm thankful it doesn't snow in San Diego.

I'm thankful for Italian Pasta and wine with lunch.

And I'm thankful for this wonderful food community that I have become a part of through this blog.  Thank you for the support, the wonderful comments you all leave and the extraordinary recipes you share.  Thank you for checking in on me when I've been absent for a while, thank you for the spontaneous emails and facebook posts just to say hi, and thank you for the friendship.

Liv and I want to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving filled with wonderful food, family and friends.  I'm sending virtual hugs to my husband who is spending the holiday on the road in a hotel.  Our real celebration will be when you return home!



  1. Happy Thanksgiving my dear friend! I know you will enjoy this day and everything that you are thankful for. Thank you for sharing amazing recipes and words that have become a part of my life. Big fat hugs and puppy-dog kisses...


    Dionne, Taylor, Yannick & Ethan!

  2. Kim, what a wonderful post - it's so cheery. You have such a lovely family. Enjoy to the fullest. Courage to hubby but it's all the more reason to celebrate when he gets back! Love to all the family and Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Cheers to a wonderful friend, even if I'm jealous that you're always sunny in San Diego! J xo

  3. Lovely post! Thank you for being thankful for all that you have. Love ya!

  4. Kim,
    You truly have a beautiful family and friends. I am grateful for for a wonderful friend such as you, and your positive outlook o life, and oh yes, all of those wonderful recipes that you share


  5. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have an amazing day with your family. :)

  6. Happy belated Thanksgiving to you and your family as well! Thank you for bringing a smile to my face every time I see the avocado half pop up somewhere.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you! I have really enjoyed following your blog, your beautiful photos and the recipes you share;-) Here's to Italy and Rome, can't wait to go back, we loved it!

  8. So much to be thankful for! I hope you have a great meal with your husband when he returns.

  9. This post was so sweet and you look like a lucky woman. Thank you for sharing the pictures and recipes with all of us!

  10. Happy Belated Thanksgiving. Finally catching up and reading all about your Italy trip and you go and throw that tart at me, you are evil and I love it, lol. Hope it was a wonderful one.


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