As we prepare to overstuff ourselves with food, Thanksgiving is also a time to reflect on what we’re thankful for. I glanced back at my blog, Perfectly Peyton, from two years ago and I’m blown away by how much has changed. Peyton is a completely different little human being; oxygen and medical issues are now distant memories. Two years ago, I was on an 8 month hiatus from work, now I’m at a new television station. But the biggest takeaway from two years ago was a common theme: always looking at the glass half full. It didn’t matter how difficult our lives had become, my family stayed positive in light of the bittersweet year we endured.
I don’t think much has changed in the past two years. Ryan and I still remain just as optimistic these days. And the more I think about it, the more I realize that our “glass is half full” approach is why we’re doing so well today. We still have our moments of grief and missing Abby and Parker, but we are truly happy in life. I have a loving husband, an oh-so-adorable toddler (and a fur child!), a job that I absolutely love…and just as important, are all of YOU. Our friends, family and supporters around the world help my family stay so optimistic. It may be a phone call from a childhood friend, an email from a viewer, or a hand written letter from someone who has gone through an experience similar to mine. All of these people help me in one way or another. So, thank YOU for the infinite support and the constant comments, messages and emails. My family has a lot to be thankful for this year!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I hope it’s filled with food, laughter and love. With no family nearby, our holiday will be quaint with me, Ryan, Peyton and a 13 lb turkey! I’m looking forward to a day off from the news and lounging in a food coma, sporting pants with an elastic waistband. And who knows, you may see me out and about shopping come Black Friday–I do love a good deal!
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Joanne Burke says
Happy Thanksgiving to you Peyton and Ryan. Love the blog
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy that beautiful little girl. She is such a joy to all of us and I know what joy she is to you and Ryan. Chirstmas will be so much fun this year with her to enjoy all the beautiful lights, tress and SNOW. I will keep you in my prayers and hearts as you go thru the holidays. Hugs to all three
LJ Carner says
Wishing all of you a very warm and memory filled Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy every moment with your adorable little girl. What fun you will have this holiday season; Peyton is at that perfectg age! God bless and keep you.
Happy thanksgiving,love being a part of,ur live
Happy thanksgiving to your family. Keep up the cute pictures of miss p love all of them .Growing up so quickly and I’m so happy she has passed the oxygen stage and such an improvement in the last few years yea. Love your blogs.
Happy thanksgiving to you and yours. Hugs and kisses to Miss Peyton – and Riley too. Have a very wonderful day of celebration.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all too. It has been such a blessing to us too to see how far you have come and the GREAT progress Peyton has made. She is such a cutie. You too have shown US that no matter how bad today may seem there is always a bright side. For that I thank YOU….I can not imagine being through what you have. You are quite an inspiration on the rest of us….Hope your day is filled with memories and lots of fun.
Hope your Thanksgiving is blessed in every way!
Christina Steinkuehler says
Hope you and your family have a happy Thanksgiving
Brenda brown says
happy thanksgiving to all and your family and many blessings don’t eat to much but enjoy your day off and family
Maggie Ornberg says
Happy Thanksgiving Stacey, Ryan and Peyton!!! A special Happy Thanksgiving in Heaven to Abby and Parker! ❤️??
Mindy Johnson says
Happy Thanksgiving Hi Miss P you are so adorable. Stacey i love the pic of you 3 it is beautiful. I hope you get to enjoy your day and eat lots of food. Thank you for all your inspiration on your blog.
Hello Peyton!!! We love your pictures!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to your family; Peyton is such a cutie….love to see her pictures and hear the updates on your blog.
Tonya Lowe says
Thank you for always sharing your precious little lady, Peyton is one lucky little girl to have such loving, caring, and supportive parents. As you (parents) are lucky to have Peyton in your lives, I get such joy and peace when I see Peyton and read your blogs, I look forward to it. Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! God bless you. My son Elijah who is 6 years old said to tell Peyton hi.
Awe, thank you so much Tonya! Peyton says “hi” to Elijah!
Happy Thanksgiving Peyton! !!
Gayle Seger says
Have a happy Thanksgiving. I love reading your blog, and seeing pictures of your family!!