What, you say? $22.50? Without further ado, my number one thankful is having married a man who is ever-vigilant of frequent flyer deals. And to whom I say, "I'd like to fly from this day to that day at about these times of day." Aside from the final decision, he takes care of the rest.
And I am thankful for my father's fabulous coworkers and their spouses. It's funny. My parents only moved to this town (for my father's job) after I was an adult and living on my own. This has never been my hometown, but I feel an affection for it and especially for the people who work with my father (and their spouses...and children). They seem to have more than a collegial relationship, and the lengths they went to to pull off this award with secrecy were heart-warming.
I am thankful that Delta required that I fly into TX one day early because that meant I got to spend some extra time with my aunt and uncle. I don't see them frequently, and almost never in a small group, so we actually got to have conversations. I'm so happy that even though I am grown-up and far away, those relationships remain close and loving.
I am thankful for the family members who drove through the torrential rain from Austin to make it to the event. More people I love and don't get to see often enough and even then, usually not in a small group. Also, I'm thankful for torrential rain in Central TX.
I am thankful for a sweet, smart, and reliable babysitter.
I am thankful that it's still definitely summer in the TX Hill Country and that means pool time.
I am thankful for true Tex-Mex.
And, right this minute, I am thankful for a good boy and a matchbox car and the ability to type uninterrupted in the airport.
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