Thankful for Family, Good Food and Flowers!

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It is Thanksgiving today (like… right now… as I type… it is THANKSGIVING DAY!) and I am thinking about all of the things I am thankful for.

Right now, I am thankful for my husband busily in the kitchen starting food prep as I type away at my blog in the dining room. I am thankful for our gorgeous home and books, and knick knacks and random material things, but the more I contemplate my lot in life, the more I realize it is not the stuff and the things, it is the PEOPLE in my life that I am most thankful for.

This Thanksgiving, Sharis Berries prompted me early on the start thinking about the people – not the things – that I am most thankful for. With the social media tag #SharisBerries they encouraged folks to start thinking about who they would love to bless with a thank you gift of flowers and yummy cheesecake and chocolate dipped strawberries.

This Thanksgiving, my husbands parents made the drive from Washington State to Central California to spend the day with their kids and grandkids, and we have been so excited for the visit. Our kids are growing so fast, and we know Grandma Connie Jo and Grandpa Bob miss seeing the kiddos growing up.

Jons parents keep up with the kids via Skype and on the phone, but these moments in person are just so special. The kids love their grandparents so much, and live for these visits. And I am so thankful that my kids have grandparents that – although living far away – are so active in the kids lives.

So after browsing the multiple and varied selections of desserts and flowers on Shari’s Berries website, we arranged for a delivery of 3 Dozen Long Stemmed Red Roses, 12 Hand Dipped Strawberries and 3 Gourmet Mini Cheesecakes to arrive at our doorstep yesterday, just in time for the grandparents to arrive from their 13 hour drive from Washington!

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The packaged arrived on our doorstep just hours before their arrival, and Jonathan and the girls and I all feverishly unpacked the roses and vase, trimmed the edges, and got them in water. The desserts were perfectly chilled and in pristine condition. We were so giddy and excited to greet our weary travelers with this sweet surprise the day before Thanksgiving! What a precious way to saw thank you to people you are so thankful for!

The bouquet made an absolutely stunning display on our counter, and the boxes the desserts came in look like perfectly packages little presents! Each succulent strawberry is hand-dipped and covered with nuts, chocolate chips or additional drizzle, and the cheescake trio was to die for! The end result is a heavenly combination of flavors.

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Grandma Connie Jo was so surprised, and was more than happy to share her desserts with the kiddos (and the parents too, haha!) and we spent a lovely reunion evening, having sweet treats and catching up the evening before Thanksgiving! We are so blessed, and have so much to be thankful for. It feels good to say thank you to special people in your life, and it is so important to keep the blessings of life in perspective.. nothing is more important or precious thank family and good friends!

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Happy Thanksgiving Day my friends! I hope you all have a blessed day!

Also! Sheris Berries are currently having a 50% Off BLACK FRIDAY SALE (click here to view), going on NOW!!! Go check it out and say thank you to someone special in YOUR life… be sure to use the hashtag #SheriesBerries

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Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

37 thoughts on “Thankful for Family, Good Food and Flowers!

  • 24 November, 2016 at 6:20 pm
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    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Gingi … I hope it was a special and memorable day xox ♡

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    • 25 November, 2016 at 3:46 pm
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      It was!! We are so blessed and each year is more precious with our baby girls!

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    • 25 November, 2016 at 3:47 pm
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      Thank you Maggie! It was such a lovely day and a GREAT surprise for the in laws!

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    • 25 November, 2016 at 6:09 pm
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      We did! Thank you for checking in Deborah, and I hope the holidays have been treating you well!!!!

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  • 25 November, 2016 at 6:19 pm
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    Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

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  • 25 November, 2016 at 7:00 pm
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    Great post my dear, you have lovely family. Happy weekend 🙂

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  • 25 November, 2016 at 7:06 pm
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    Happy Thanksgiving and what a great way to may it special with flowers and sweets. I have such precious memories of my grandparents great you are creating some.

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    • 26 November, 2016 at 1:20 am
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      Yup! My girls LOVE their grandma and grandpa, and I get so excited for them with each visit!

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  • 25 November, 2016 at 8:30 pm
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    Their berries are SO good, I have had them (the champagne dipped strawberries!). YUM!! Those roses are gorgeous, too! What a nice and special treat for Thanksgiving!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  • 26 November, 2016 at 2:06 pm
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    Thank you for leaving me a sweet comment on my blog. I am your newest follower. You have a beautiful family. Happy Holidays to you! xo Diana

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    • 26 November, 2016 at 4:03 pm
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      Awww, thank you for stopping by! I LOVE your blog and I so look forward to following you too!!!! Keep in touch yeah? And happy holidays!

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  • 26 November, 2016 at 5:21 pm
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    So good that your husband’s parents visit you, and yes, being thankful for people, not only things, is really rewarding! I loved the post and I love Thanksgiving! The roses are fantastic – roses are my favorite flowers! And Sheris Berries… Oh my word, lovely sweets! I would love to have some 🙂 Hope you have a very nice weekend!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    • 26 November, 2016 at 8:32 pm
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      Yes, it is soooo important to keep things in perspective over the holidays! Thank you for your lovely comment my sweet friend, and you have a lovely holiday season! <3

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    • 28 November, 2016 at 3:42 pm
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      It really was! Great way to start the holiday season! <3

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  • 28 November, 2016 at 1:24 pm
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    I love Shari’s Berries! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  • 29 November, 2016 at 11:41 am
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    So wonderful to spend time with family.
    Your photo’s are a joy to see.
    So pleased you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

    All the best Jan

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    • 29 November, 2016 at 2:24 pm
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      Yeah, there really is nothing better than family at Thanksgiving time! Thanks for stopping by Jan! <3

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  • 2 December, 2016 at 7:16 pm
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    What a wonderful way to celebrate Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoyed the holiday. Thank you for commenting on my blog.

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