Thanksgiving is “our holiday”. That’s how we think of it anyway. For us, it’s the exclamation point on the end of another bountiful season on the farm; a time to enjoy the things that are really important to us: family, friends, food; and of course, a time to give thanks for those things, and all the other gifts that God has graced us with. It’s also a time we like to open our home to friends, as well as friends and family of friends. There’s always someone new at the table, and it’s always a diverse, fun and interesting gathering.
This year, our friends the Dinnerstein-Bokats brought to the dinner a “wreath of thanks” that included autumnal paper leaves on which you write the things you are thankful for, and then pin them to the wreath. Charlotte really got into writing the things that she is thankful for, and reading the leaves of things that she came up with reminded me of how thankful I am that we are able to raise our girls in an environment that instills in them an appreciation for what is really important. So without further ado, Charlotte’s list of thanks: