“Family Is Family” by Kacey Musgraves

November 27, 2017

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I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you were able to spend it with family, friends, and those you love. I thought this song would add a little humor to the end of this traditional family holiday. Hope it makes you chuckle.

Thanksgiving has always been my family’s holiday tradition. I am one of four girls and each one of us has made Thanksgiving with our side of the family the priority and it has been the tradition for probably close to 30 years. As we each got married, had kids, and have now had some of those kids get married, our group has grown … and we have still made it happen! We had 22 of us together this year … only three people missing. That is pretty amazing and I feel very blessed! I love my family – the joy, the laughter, the support, the challenges, and yes … even the drama. ❤

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SONG OF THE DAY – “COME TO ME” by The Goo Goo Dolls

November 29, 2013

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Happy Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for and I feel very blessed. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the opportunity to spend time together with family and reflect on my blessings. I also find it a much less stressful holiday than Christmas, a time where you can sit back and enjoy being together without worrying about all the things you need to get done.

One of my favorite traditions at my family’s Thanksgiving celebration is our thankful toast. For years, we have gone around the entire dinner table (which now stands at 21 people!) and everyone says what they are thankful for this year and we toast after each sentiment. This year was especially touching. My mom and dad have been married for 52 years and what they had to say about each other this year was just so sweet. Both of them looked at each other and expressed such loving gratitude for the other one. I am so grateful that I have had this example of love in my life.

This song by The Goo Goo Dolls just came to mind immediately. I love this video! This song just totally expresses the emotion that I saw in my parents yesterday. I have always been a fan of The Goo Goo Dolls, but I would have to say that this new song is just one of my favorites.

Do you have a favorite family tradition? Do you think love gets better with age? Would love to hear about your Thanksgiving.

SONG OF THE DAY – “COMING HOME” by Butch Walker

November 27, 2013

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Just arrived at my parents’ home this morning at 3:00 am for the Thanksgiving weekend. It is such a nice feeling to get to spend the holidays with family. We have often been alone on the holidays and it is nice to get to enjoy time with the family.

UPDATE (Dec 1): This is such a fabulous song, but to really appreciate it, you need to watch the video. It is a tearjerker. I read that he recently lost his father and it really gives new meaning to the song.