This past Sunday, we had a tree-trimming party and invited friends and neighbors. We had a wonderful time. It gave me a chance to reflect on how fortunate we are to have so many special people in our lives.
We moved to MN 17 years ago, from FL. I had never lived in the midwest but my DH grew up in this part of the country. We were hours away from our closest family (DH's) and very far from my extended family.
Fortunately, DH had some friends from college nearby, and we have some very nice neighbors. They have included us in their family events and celebrations and we have never felt lonely.
This year, we invited the friends of our children, and the friends' families. Now we have new friends to enjoy.
After the tree was decorated, we all enjoyed coffee or punch and cookies. I had the kitchen table set up as a cookie decorating station. It was the most fun I have had in a long time.
This Thankful Thursday, I'm so thankful for the friends who have made MN a great place to live and raise our children.
Who are you thankful for?