This months challenge is one of my very favorites of the year - Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge! Every day I think about what I am thankful and grateful for in my life. Honestly. I feel so blessed to be living the life I do with my husband Gary and all our friends and family. We have so many amazing friends we've known for many years. A few have passed on and I miss those dear, fun-loving ladies a LOT! Deborah on the right hand side and Susan on the left hand side. You can see both are smiling, laughing and were the life of every party!
All our friends are always up for all kinds of crazy outings, fun and just plain silly stuff! Scrolling through photos this afternoon was a blast! And OMG I'm back after a couple of hours of finding so many great photos! Now.....which ones to share, there must be thousands!
Betsy & Her Admirers!
Betsy was a gem and truly my role model for many years! Our good friend Paul (on the right) started bringing her to our Network Mixers back in the early 2000's. This lady was a business woman and world traveler. She was so delightful and full of fun! At every event she 'held court' and we loved hearing her stories. She was also a very wise woman. And talk about a classy dresser! Even her shoes matched her outfits. She was happy, happy HAPPY!
Randy and the Girls!
We've been hosting Holiday Black Tie Parties for 25 years. They started out being fancy dress up parties and somewhere around 2008 we all decided to have a little more fun and switched to Half and Half Black Tie (half crazy and half black tie). Randy - the guy the girls are holding up - was so funny that year. His Santa hat kept going up and down (with a remote button) and OMG the girls went nuts over him! We all laughed so hard at his antics! He's still a funny, funny guy and very successful business man.
Network Friend (Family Really)
Well, as you can see I figured I'd better do a collage or else this post would be at least 20 pages long! I'm quite certain nobody (but myself and all our friends) would read through it all!!! One thing I learned today - I'm going to have a lot of great Christmas gifts for everyone sending them photos! Ok....just a few more and then I will let you get back to whatever you were doing! Hope you're smiling too!
Kevin & Connie
Crazy Mixed Up Kids at Airport!
Bob & Jackie
Jim & Reid
Ramona & Barbara
Susie & Anna
My Brother Pete
Gary & Pete
Love of my life!
As you can see, I have so much to be grateful and thankful for each and every day! And as I mentioned.....this is just a start! I am also so thankful for all of my ActiveRain friends but that's for another day! Until then - count your blessings!
Thankful And Grateful to the MAX!