Today I’m dedicating a blog post to my Mom to help remind her how thankful I am for her everyday. With this being our first holiday season with Ryan and I as husband and wife, we’ve dutifully split up the holidays between his family and mine and we are doing our best to be everywhere at the same time. It’s hard as we grow up and traditions change. I am going to miss the smell of turkey in the oven and the sounds of preparations staring way earlier than my mom would probably want me to admit. So, since I won’t be seeing my mom on this special day I wanted to take a second to tell her (and you *smile*) how special she is to me and how thankful I am for her.