Thankful On Thursday

Next Friday will mark three years since Dann asked me to marry him, which means it's been nearly three years since my mom, my two sisters, and my sis-in-law gave me my first KitchenAid stand mixer.

Ever since I was a teenager, I wanted a bright red KitchenAid. I wasn't a baker then, but I'm sure I saw one in a magazine and dreamt up a scenario in which I had time to learn how to bake all kinds of delicious treats and share them with my family and friends.


After we got married, I put that bad boy to use and baked hundreds and hundreds of cupcakes. I've been using it this week to bake all different kinds of Christmas cookies. At this point, I might even call myself a baker.

So this is what I'm thankful for today. A gift that I wanted for a long long time, family who knows me well enough to give such a gift, and time to spend learning how to make delicious treats to share with my loved ones!  

What are you thankful for today?