ThanksLIVING Weekend Family Fun

It’s Sunday night of Thanksgiving/Thanksliving weekend 2010. We had SUCH a good time with family and friends over the past few days!

Our ThanksLIVING weekend began with a celebration of Meghan’s 25th birthday. (This is probably the LAST year she’ll allow me to publish her age, haha). We went to dinner at Cantina Laredo; we enjoyed margarita’s, great food (you MUST begin dinner with the guacamole) and FUN, FUNNY company! Richard and I love to hear the kids laugh…it doesn’t matter how old they get…their laughter is music to our ears and hearts!

On Thanksgiving Day, Meg and Gilbert ran the Boulevard Bolt which is a Thanksgiving tradition in Nashville and raises money for Nashville’s homeless community. Rich went to brave the crowds (this was the largest year ever!) in hopes of finding Meghan to snap a picture as she crossed the finish line. I was home cooking turkey and preparing for our dinner later that day. Rich did indeed find Meghan, running amidst Santa, reindeer and Elvis!

For Thanksgiving dinner we had a total of 10 people. We were having so much fun, we neglected to take any pictures! We sure enjoyed the company and I was thankful we were able to provide Thanksgiving dinner for a few friends who otherwise would have been alone. THAT is what Thanksgiving is about to me. I am very thankful for my family, immediate and extended (distant in miles but not in heart!) and friends.

Friday and Saturday we watched college football, football and MORE football…cheering on Meg’s alma mater TCU! Our beloved Horned Frogs are currently ranked #3 in the BCS standings…we are hopeful for a great bowl game this year! Saturday night we had a nice fire in our outdoor fire pit. It was a brisk, clear night…PERFECT for making s’mores!

Today, we visited Arrington Vineyards for their open house. We enjoyed a tour of the winery, including a behind the scenes tour of the winemaking process (fascinating!), live music, wine tasting and beautiful scenery! It was a great day to cap off the holiday weekend.

Photos of all events follow….enjoy!

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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Remember gratitude is a verb…live it and you begin living a life of thanksLIVING! Are YOU living a life of thanksliving?

In gratitude for my abundant blessings,


…living with the spirit of YOLO

Jan Orga

3 thoughts on “ThanksLIVING Weekend Family Fun

  1. Good for you! So happy to see you living the life. Kate, our daughter’s 25th birthday was the 24th. Guess it just didn’t occur to me they were so close in age. Another commonality! Love you guys, look forward to the Bahama trip!

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