This Is What I’m Thankful For…

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This is what I’m thankful for.



This is a video of some of the best moments of my life – when my oldest daughter met her little sister for the very first time.  In these moments, my family became complete.  I had waited for so long for this. I had even dreamed of it.  I would sit and imagine my oldest daughter’s expression when she saw her baby sister for the very first time.  Imagining holding my new baby would bring tears to my eyes.  What would she look like?  Whose personality and characteristics would she have?  Would she be healthy?  Was she going to be okay?  As I recorded this home video, the wait was finally over.  All of my questions had been answered and I knew that everything was going to be great. After a long and miserable pregnancy, everything that I had waited for was here….and our new little best friend had joined our family.

I have a lot to be thankful for this year.  Most of all, I am thankful for my family that I love so much.  I simply cannot imagine living without them, and I am thankful for them every day.

Holly’s List of Thanks

Here are some other things I’m thankful for:

– I am thankful to have a stable job where I can make a living and save for my future and my children’s future.

– I am thankful that I live in a part of the world where food and water are not scarce and I can adequately take care of my children.

– I’m thankful for the beautiful planet that we live on, and I cannot wait to become debt free so that I can spend more time exploring it.

– I’m thankful for the support of loving family and friends.  I appreciate everyone who has ever offered me friendship or support.

– I’m thankful that I started this blog and for all of the blogging friends that I’ve made.  I don’t know a lot of frugal lifestyle enthusiasts in “real life,” so it has been wonderful getting to know all of you.  Over these past six months, I have felt much less alone in the way that I think and live my life.

– I’m thankful to have reached the point in my life where  I feel confident enough to put myself out there every day on my blog.

– I’m thankful for thick skin.  Without it, it would be hard to take the criticism that all bloggers get.  I’m thankful that I’m no longer afraid to fail.

– I’m thankful that at age 32, I’m finally not afraid to be me.

– I’m thankful that this is my blog where I can say whatever the hell I want.  Shit.  Damn.  George W. Bush is a pork sword.


Ahhh……that felt good.

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    1. Hey, it can be whatever you want it to be as far as I’m concerned.

  1. Love this post! I’m thankful for my friends, family, dogs, job, my house and everything else.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Michelle! We all have so much to be thankful for.

    1. You too. Im ready to get my thansgiving feast on tomorrow….NOM NOM NOM

  2. Nice post. I am thankful for many of the things you listed, especially for my family, getting to do a job that I love and a home to live in.

    1. Yes, totally. The basics that most of us have are way more than a lot of people on the planet have. I try to remember that!

    1. Hey, I didn’t copyright it. Pork sword away, my friend. Actually, my brother says stupid stuff like that all the time so I’m pretty sure I picked that up from him.

      1. Brian Porter says:

        You totally picked it up from me, but I’m sure I heard it from Bob and Tom – I think its like “Donny Baker and the Pretty Pink Pork Swords”

        1. Donny Baker! lol Did I tell you that that is my friend, Barbara’s nephew? “I swear to God it is!”

  3. Aww this is a sweet video! I love it. Have a great Thanksgiving with your family!

    1. Thank you. I really rocked that Jessica Simpton bathing suit this summer. Just kidding, lol

  4. What a great list!

    I’m thankful for my job, which is in a great place with great people.

    I’m thankful for my family and friends.

    I’m thankful for the resources I have, and wish other people had them as well.

    I’m thankful for my education.

    I’m thankful for the opportunities I have had to live overseas.

    I’m thankful for bacon. (I’M SERIOUS IT IS A PLATE OF HEAVEN.)

    I am thankful for my garden.

    1. I love bacon- it’s the main reason that I have not gona vegetarian! Its such an awesome and versatile food.
      Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. K.K. @ Living Debt Free Rocks! says:

    I can understand why you’re so thankful! I also have much to be thankful for, my husband, stepson, family and friends, being self-employed and loving it, blessed with a nice place to live, food in abundance and good health, being able to share via my blog and learn from others in this community…I could go on and on…I am blessed beyond measure.

  6. Whew…giving thanks is really tough for me because as you reflect there are just too many things to be thankful for. Much of you what you listed I agree with; I might add health, the abilities I’ve been blessed with, and always for Jesus’ sacrifice.

    1. Health- that is something we all take for granted.

  7. Mandy @MoneyMasterMom says:

    I’m thankful for many things, but today I’m most thankful for a husband that has taught me the value of dreaming big 🙂

    1. That’s awesome. I’m also thankful for my husband. He is amazing!!!

  8. Aww you guys look so cute. I love the GW name. We have a few ourselves. If I ever come to Indi, I’m looking you up. We’d have a blast. Happy Thanksgiving.

    1. Yes, definitely. Are you going to Fincon in 2013? We plan on it if it works with our schedule!!!

  9. Pork sword!! Love it! Ha, ha, ha 🙂

    Your family is beautiful!

    I am truly thankful for my family, a roof over my head, and food on my table. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!

  10. Great post, great family, great holiday! Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. I’m thankful for my family, friends, health and the ability to be able to have a voice. We take that for granted sometimes.

    Happy thanksgiving!

    1. I agree. There’s a lot we all take for granted. Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Tackling Our Debt says:

    Lovely post and sweet picture of you and your family enjoying some beach time.

    1. Thank you. That was a pic from us on vacation in Florida this September. I cannot wait to go back!

  13. Justin@TheFrugalPath says:

    I’m glad to see your oldest daughter was excited by her new sister. When my nephew was born, my 3 year old niece asked when he would go back to the hospital. Now she has accepted him, but it took some time.
    Babies are definitely are amazing. Every time I see my niece and nephew I am glad to have them in my life. The smile and laugh of a baby is worth nearly everything in the world.

    1. I LOVE BABIES…..except when they keep me up at night and puke on my stuff. Do you think you will have youw own little one one day, Justin?

  14. George W. Bush is a pork sword-buahahahaha! That was funny as hell, but you’re post was very sweet. What a beautiful family!

  15. I must admit I’m overwhelmed with how the meaning of Thanksgiving touches the lives of so many here in Canada and in the USA. When I moved to Canada it was the first I had ever celebrated it as we don’t celebrate in the UK. I’ve learned how incredibly fortunate I am in my life and love. I’m thankful for so much. Happy Thanksgiving to you my friends! Mr.CBB

    1. Back at ya! I’m ready to get my Thanksgiving grub on. I hope my kiddos arent too whiny tomorrow.

      Have a great one!

  16. I’m curious what you mean by “I’m finally not afraid to be me”?
    The little one is grown now, how cute! Love this post Holly. Happy Holidays!

    1. It means that I finally came out of the closet as a hermaphrodite.

      Just kidding! I don’t know. I suppose that I just don’t want to be censored anymore. I don’t want to try to be any different than I am. I am comfortable in my own skin….take it or leave it!!! =)

  17. Beautiful post. Things I’m thankful for: health, family, friends, a job during this tough economy, a home that didn’t flood during the hurricane, and so so many more.

    1. Ohhh….were you in the hurricane zone? I’m glad that everything turned out okay!!!

  18. Aw, this is so sweet! I’m thankful for my amazing boyfriend, amazing family (nuclear and extended, including the kiddos,) and to be lucky enough to live in a place where food and shelter are expectations, not things I have to strive for.

    1. I feel the same way. We got it good where we live!

  19. Grow the F up and READ a history book or two – f’g 3 if your small, self-absorbed mind can comprehend it. WOW – why don’t you listen to a few people who escaped to AMERICA from commununist/socialsit countries – give ’em 5 f’g minutes of your time. You are greviously mistaken and so f’g naive it makes me very, very sad for your and yours.

    1. Jim-

      Does it really bother you that much that I said that George Bush is a pork sword? What if I told you that I think he is the dumbest president we have ever had in our history? Or that I wouldn’t trust him to walk my dog…or to competently execute getting my grocery list from the grocery store?

      You see, I’m not going to delete your comment because I think you have the right to say any ridiculous thing you want. And since this is my blog, so do I. If that means that I want to reference a past president as a giant penis, then so be it. I am thankful to live in America where you can say what you want and I can say what I want.

      And really, if you would rather censor me than hear things that you dont like then you are no better than the communists that you claim to despise.

      I still like you and you are still welcome to come here. And for the record, I am not a democrat…I am an independent.

  20. Aww, what lovely little girls. Thank you for sharing that video, Holly, it was too sweet! I am a wee bit confused who “Jim”, the above commenter, is ranting to, however.

  21. Excellent post! I’m thankful for my blog and the PF community, without them I’d definitely feel like I’m the only one in the whole world who cares about being frugal.

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