Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

One year ago today, we were in Paris, France, with our best friends getting ready to shoot Zane & Lele's wedding! We had a spread of McDonalds' Big Macs, wine, and Italian food, and we watched clips from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that had been uploaded on You Tube. :) This was my favorite picture that took tons and tons of takes but we finally nailed it:

This year we're doing things small-scale, starting by a little bit of giving back, and ending with gorging ourselves at a dessert party at my Mom's. :)

I'm so very thankful for my life at this place in time. I won't say I'm thankful for our job this year, because the people who make it as good as it is are our clients. Nathan and I are thankful for each and every one of you guys, and wouldn't be doing our dream job if it weren't for you inviting us into your lives, becoming friends with us, and then you sharing us with your friends down the road. We do not take you guys for granted at all, and I'm just so pleased that all of you saw something in our work that you connected with and felt like you could trust us with your memories. It's because of you we've been able to travel all over the world and meet some of our closest friends to date, and every year is just getting better and better. We can't wait to do this as long as you'll have us! :)

Our family has to stick with us no matter what, so I'm also extra thankful this year for our awesome friends who have somehow come to accept our crazy lifestyle! Our friends who understand our workload and never throw a guilt trip on us if we have to cancel plans because of a shoot, or if I decide I need the evening to finish an event... Especially the friends that never feel forgotten or left out when we go a month or two without calling. I'll get into my resolutions next year, but this work year has undoubtedly been the most challenging for us, and I look forward to changing our lives so this isn't something I have to be thankful for next year, but instead non-existant!

As always, Brian Adams gets a special shout-out for being my dream big brother / the best mentor ever, and for getting us into this crazy wonderful world of wedding photography to begin with. This is never lost on us, and when we count our blessings, Brian, you're always towards the top. :)

(This is my favorite picture of us with Brian, high-fiving not even a minute after he married us!)

I'm thankful for Huckleberry Finn, who brings insurmountable joy into our every day lives. I'd add on more to this, but he has a very special birthday post coming up soon! :)

Finally, I'm thankful for my wonderful husband... There's no one else in the world I'd rather spend 24 hours a day with. :) I still don't know how I got so darn lucky, but you are the most amazing person I've met in my whole entire life, and the dreamiest man ever.

I mean... Seriously! *swoon*!

I'm so excited to start a "real" home with you. I love you, I love you, I love you.

Happy Thanksgiving, friends.


Lorie and Jon said...

We had a great start to the day with you, and we're so thankful to be ending it with you too. We love big time :)

Sara-Jayne said...

Awww, Jensey, that's so sweet! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Jon said...

Two thanksgivings in a row with the Roots...could life get any better?!