Friday, November 26, 2010

What I'm thankful for......

Today is Thanksgiving.  I got up early to teach a 8:00 AM spin class....I know... what was I thinking.  It sounded like a good idea at the time :)
I have read so many beautiful post yesterday and today about family, table settings, and what people are thankful for.  I started this post yesterday, but found out that I had hit my limit with google and could not upload any more pictures?????  WTF?  Are you kidding me? 5.00 for 10,000 more pictures.  So, even though today is the day after Thanksgiving and you guys are all probably shopping, here are a few reasons that I am blessed.

I am thankful for my family and friends.
This photo was taken about 19 years ago on Daufauskie Island.  Back row is my brother in law Brad, my sister Maggie, my nephew Taylor, me, my bother Tommy, their daughter Catherine, his wife Tiphany.  Front row is my Mom, my niece Caitlin, my sister Nancy.  So much has happened since this picture.....my Mom passed away from cancer, my brother had 2 more children, and my sister Nancy and I got married.  Life goes by in a blink...

All of in 2002.  I'm the oldest.  I hate that.


My stepdaughter Cari and her husband Greg.
My stepson Chris and his new bride Amy.
My husband David.
My design partner Denise.  She and I have worked together for 15 years.  During those years, she has suffered through cancer, job loss, and financial difficulties.  But...she always has a smile and a positive attitude.  And...with all of my craziness, she helps me stay organized!!  That is a big job believe me :)
My smoochie muffins...I have 2 but my other one never stands still!

This is my first year on the blog train.  It is hard to explain to people how much fun it is.  Of course my house is messier, my laundry does not get done as fast and  today we are out of cream because I was probably reading blogs instead of grocery shopping [I do have to get a handle on this issue].  I have met some great people, some in person [Julie and Ally] and some just through their comments.  My appreciation goes out to everyone who finds time in their busy life to read Design Indulgence.  I know how HUGE that is! Really...blog reading and commenting could be a full time job.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!




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12 comments:

Annette said...

this is lovely, i have been emailing old friends this morning, and lamenting about the time rushing by~ but i like you are thankful for family friends and the good times, past and present, have a great weekend sherry! xo

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Lovely pictures! Blogging is an amazing thing isn't it? I had no idea I would be making such lovely friends when I started.. xoxo

Lisa Mowry said...

Great post, as always, Sherry...I love reading about your life. Everyone who knows you (whether in person or by blog) is better off because of it--me included!

Dee said...

I found your blog through your comment on Mr. Goodwill hunting, and noticed your sheepie Muffin! We have a sheepie named The Mighty Casey, we love our stinky snowy dog too. Love your blog!

A Perfect Gray said...

beautiful family, sherry. I count YOU among the wonderful friends I've made here, too. hoping to meet you in person real soon...

love, donna

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I'm so thankful for the new friends I've made in Atlanta. Thank you for being one of them! And to think, it's all thanks to blogging. The laundry can wait. ;)

LLH Designs said...

You are right that blogging, reading and commenting could become a full time job! Sweet of you to leave comments. Cutest dog ever, by the way!

Rene said...

What a treat to see your family. I am so happy to have met you this year Sherry. Your blog is a constant source of inspiration and you always find a way of making me lol. I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.

-Rene

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Sberry, Happy Thanksgiving!

And happy one year! I had to laugh at the lack of getting things done. Don't we all have that problem?!

Marcus Design said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This is a very sweet post, your smoochie muffins looks sooo cute!!!
Nancy xo

My Interior Life said...

Time does fly! I didn't even get around to doing a Thanksgiving post because I was out of town. And seeing Daufuskie Island was so funny - that's where my husband and I honeymooned 13 years ago. My house looks a wreck now after putting up our tree last night in record time. Now I'm surrounded with boxes. So what am I doing? Reading blogs!

Julie B. said...

Hi Sherry, I just found your blog and I am in LOVE with your talent and style!! If I ever move to Atlanta, I will hire you to put my house together!! You are so gifted...what an EYE you have!