Friday Favorites: What Are You Thankful For?

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  ― Marcel Proust Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this week's Friday Favorites.  I encourage you all to visit our Facebook page to see the images and the words that have been posted there.  Really beautiful work!

In honor of today's post, I would like to take a moments to say that I am so thankful for this blog.  For reals!  I love seeing all of the beautiful work that is being created out there!  I'm inspired every day, and it has been such a gift to me!  So thank you!

I'm also so, so thankful that Cat Thrasher, her husband (and my brother) Jim and their daughter Lulu are on their way to Seattle to spend the Holiday with me and my family!  I can not wait to see them all.  And because we will have LOTS of catching up to do, both Cat and I will be taking next week off.  I encourage you all to do the same.  I know that this is a crazy busy time of year for photographers, but it's also a special time of year for families.  So take some time to spend with yours!

And when Thanksgiving is over, we'll be looking for winter and holiday themed submissions!  So send them on over!!

Have a great weekend and a happy Thanksgiving!

- Sandra Coan

"I am thankful for my nieces (there are seven all together from the same family). They pick on each other, they fight, but they love each other (I think. hee. hee.)" -Lisa R. Howeler, Lifestyle Photographer

"I am thankful for my Mother who taught me most of what I know and modeled what it means to be a woman of faith. ♥" -Christina Sylvester Skinner

"I'm thankful for the relationship my daughter and mom have. My mom has been fighting brain cancer for almost three years, and it hasn't been easy. To see her light up when she sees my children fills me with an incredibly deep feeling of gratitude." -Laura Morita Photography

"This picture sums up a lot of my thankfulness: thankful for their love of costumes (ninja at the moment); playing with playdough; turkey (drawings & food); beautiful light; & slow-moving, pajama-wearing mornings" -Breanna Peterson

"i'm thankful for big brother love" -weeone PHOTOGRAPHY

"Thankful for family (in this case, my children and their grandparents)." -Teddi Yaeger Photography

"I am thankful that I still have my grandmother and my kids have the opportunity to know and love her." -Selina Jacobs Photography

"thankful. i am thankful for my girls (only one here), for my mom who knitted this hat, for the possibility of snowy days like this." -Kate T. Parker Photography

"thankful for this stranger...more than he'll ever know. ♥" -Ali Deck Photography