Giving Thanks

2 Dec

Yes, yes, I know. I’m a week late; Thanksgiving was last week. But I feel like any time is a good time to give thanks. So better late than never, right?!

This has been a good year for the Jeremy & Riko family.

  • Most of our family and friends are in good health and the ones who have had some health issues are fighting hard (and kicking ass)!!
  • We’ve had a tough year financially (thanks to my car breaking down repeatedly), but still managed to stay up on the bills.
  • There have been a couple engagements in our family this year. It really is a year of love.
  • Lil’ B started kindergarten this year and is doing awesome (he got 100% on his unit test). Yay!
  • We announced our plan to expand our family and later..our plan to expand through adoption…

We have had GREAT support from family and friends and that is specifically who I want to give thanks to in this post.
Many Mahalos to….

  • Penga (my weddingbee bud) for creating my *awesome* blog header. She is amazing!
  • Audrey, Alex, Bear & Ashley for volunteering to be references for our adoption. Even if they were volun-told. πŸ˜‰
  • Our family and friends who pre-ordered t-shirts (our first fundraiser)! We appreciate ALL the support. I will post more about this later!!
  • Special thanks to Todd, Parisa, Nicole Y., Sarah M., Angela R. πŸ˜‰ You guys are awesome!
  • All our family and friends in general. You have been an amazing source of support and I love you for it!

It’s kind of sad that it takes a holiday to remind us of what we are really thankful for. Maybe we should all take a day every month to reflect what and whom we are thankful for.
What are you thankful for this month?


4 Responses to “Giving Thanks”

  1. penga December 6, 2010 at 9:42 PM #

    Aww, thanks Mariko! I’m thankful for sweet blogs like yours that help me get through the day πŸ˜›

  2. Lourdes December 10, 2010 at 1:12 AM #

    those are all great things to be thankful about—and we certainly don’t need a holiday as a reminder. good for you for writing it down—no matter what holiday passes:)

  3. klee42 December 14, 2010 at 4:43 PM #


    • Mother? December 15, 2010 at 6:10 PM #

      volun-told, it’s the military way of doing things. ;o)

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