Before we sit down to four turkeys (yes, that’s happening at today’s festivities), I wanted to say a few thank yous. I’m one lucky girl, and I couldn’t be more grateful for all the happy and love in my life.


Where to start? Thank you will never be enough. You’re the very best and bring out the best in me. Every day – even when you leave your clothes all over the floor 😉 – I have to pinch myself that I get to come home to you 🙂

Mom + Dad

Without you, I wouldn’t be here (duh:)) and definitely wouldn’t be who I am today. Thank you for gently guiding me, for your advice + support, and for showing me what it’s like to love. And, happy anniversary – 37 years! – this past Tuesday!

Grandma + Grandpa

Afternoon tea, sour cream cookies, hours of Scrabble, handwritten letters, nuggets of wisdom… I live for these moments with my grandparents, and I am so thankful we still share them.


Thank you for being such an amazing sister. You inspire me every single day – you’re a stellar momma, fashionista and wicked talented designer + photographer – and even though you’re my little sis, I look up to you more than you probably realize. 


This little bundle of sweetness arrived on Valentine’s Day and changed my life. Auntiehood is wonderful, and I cannot wait to watch this little girl grow up!


Nick’s mom, Mary, is a gem. She hauled our bikes from Minnesota to Whistler and back, is a super Sherpa + supporter, and is one of the most generous and caring people I know. Thank you!

This body

Able and healthy, it’s carried me far this year – to my first Ironman start and finish line! – and, I am so thankful for it (especially after January’s visit to the cardiologist).

Learning + growing

From a new gig at a fantastic company to testing the limits of my body, there’s been plenty of learning and growing this year. It’s pushed me out of my comfort zone, and I’ve learned a lot about not only myself, but also how the world works. I am grateful for these opportunities.


This blog wouldn’t be here without you. Thank you for reading and following my journey!

Social media

I’ve met so many incredible + inspirational people via social media, and my horizons are broadened, my life better, because of each and every one.

Have a lovely thanksgiving, friends.


 Image via kory woodard.

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  • Sharlene Klegstad 11/28/2013 at 10:53 am


    • erin 12/10/2013 at 2:16 pm

      Thank you, Mom! xo.

  • vardotrichic 11/28/2013 at 11:59 am

    Have an AMAZING day filled with gratitude!! Good luck eating 4 turkeys as well 🙂

    • erin 12/10/2013 at 2:16 pm

      Thank you! The day was lovely. Hope you had a wonderful day, too 🙂

  • Sara Hoffman 11/28/2013 at 4:57 pm

    I LOVE this!! So sweet. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family and 4 turkeys!

    • erin 12/10/2013 at 2:17 pm

      Thank you, Sara! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with your family and sisters!

  • meghan @ little girl in the big world 11/28/2013 at 8:19 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving. You have a lot to be thankful for! I do as well. Enjoy your time with your family!

    • erin 12/10/2013 at 2:18 pm

      Hope you had a wonderful day with your family, too, Meghan!

  • Change of Pace 11/28/2013 at 9:55 pm

    Beautiful post! Hope you had a fabulous day with all those you love, and all that great food!

    • erin 12/10/2013 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks, lady! It sure was a great day!

  • Maria Simone 11/29/2013 at 2:17 pm

    Happy thanksgiving, mama!

    • erin 12/10/2013 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you, Maria! Hope you had a wonderful day, too!

  • Amy 11/29/2013 at 5:56 pm

    Such a sweet post. Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

    • erin 12/10/2013 at 2:19 pm

      Thanks, Amy!

  • Leslie @ TriathleteTreats 11/29/2013 at 9:05 pm

    This was great!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

    • erin 12/10/2013 at 2:20 pm

      Thanks, Leslie! A little late 🙂 but hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, too!

  • Candice 11/30/2013 at 6:51 am

    I am thankful for reading this post that reminded me how much there it to be thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving week!

    • erin 12/10/2013 at 2:20 pm

      And, I’m thankful for friends like you 🙂

  • Brittany 12/01/2013 at 6:25 pm

    I’m thankful for like-minded bloggers that motivate and inspire 🙂 Glad you had a great Thanksgiving!

    • erin 12/10/2013 at 2:22 pm

      Thank you, Brittany! I’m thankful for all the awesome people like you I’ve met through the blogosphere 🙂 Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, too!

  • Luv What You Do 12/01/2013 at 10:53 pm

    Have a fantastic Thanksgiving! What a beautiful post!

    • erin 12/10/2013 at 2:23 pm

      Thank you, dear! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, too!

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