Giving Thanks

I have much to be thankful for this holiday season – and year-round. Though what I’m most thankful for is my family who fulfills me with love and devotion on a daily basis. They have made me realize that life is a gift which should be cherished and I feel fortunate and blessed with both health and happiness.

They’ve taught me to not sweat the small stuff, as I tend to do on occasion. When I see my husband and two girls I realize I have just what I need right here at home – love.

Happy Thanksgiving!

– Tracy Blue, Publisher

This year I’m most thankful for stretchy leggings and baggy sweaters to hide the gluttonous amount of turkey and casserole I will surely consume, my sister, who despite being a Wildcat has agreed to cheer on the Cards with me on the 29th, parents who pay attention to my love of wine and stock the wine cabinet with bottles…to share, of course, and a better half who promises to hang my new advent calendar from Target as soon as Thanksgiving comes and goes, right?!?

– Lauren DePaso, Executive Assistant to the Publisher

I am so fortunate to be surrounded by my family and friends who put a smile on my face, a laugh in my day and unending love and support in my life when things get crazy or tough!

– Lori Kommor, Style Editor

I am thankful every morning on my drive in to work for the joyous Christmas music already flooding the airways. And I am thankful every evening for the Hallmark “Countdown to Christmas” movie marathon. The music and the movies are wonderful for the soul. They always lift my spirit and put me in a cheerful mood. The holidays are my favorite time of year, and the festive music and movies remind me of how much I have to be thankful for: good friends, family (near and far), health, love and so much more!

– Bridgette Borraga, Ad Services

I’m thankful for family and friends, my two cats and my new relationship, Louisville basketball and a job that lets me sit on the court to photograph it. I’m thankful that I live in a city with such amazing food. I’m thankful that my 14-year-old Honda is still alive and kicking. I’m thankful for bourbon and all the Germantown dive bars that pour it. But what I’m most thankful for is that I’m still alive to be thankful. Now bring on the turkey.

– Chris Humphreys, Chief Photographer

I’m thankful for my new position, love in my life, old friends and new and a city so humming with artistic energy that it shakes the pollen from the trees. I’m thankful for the earthshaking revelation that potatoes come in a pre-sweetened variety. And I’m thankful for the chance to learn and write about the people in a great town I’m proud to call home.

– Todd Zeigler, Copy Editor

I’m thankful for my boyfriend, family and friends. I’m thankful for my four-legged children whom I love dearly. While we all wish for more in life, I’m blessed with good relationships, a roof over my head and warm meals, something none of us should ever take for granted.

– Malissa Koebel, Graphic Designer

I am thankful for my family. Being a mother is my greatest achievement in life. Without my babies, I wouldn’t be me. My husband is the most amazing man and father; he has blessed my life in so many ways. My dad is the greatest man I have ever known and my grandmother is the strongest and only female figure I’ve ever had. I love them all more than words can say.

– Chaddie England, Receptionist

I’m thankful for new beginnings and new opportunities. I’m thankful that I took the leap and moved to Louisville, a city that I have fallen in love with, and met my future wife.

– David Harris, Sales Manager

I’m thankful for my girlfriend, my cats, my appetite, my friends. I’m thankful that I still can’t hum a single Justin Beiber song. I’m thankful for Louisville’s long summer and short winter. I’m thankful to my mum for tolerating me and loving me. I’m thankful for most things in life including bacon’s existence. But most of all I’m thankful I’m alive. But I do wish I could win the lottery.

– Igor Guryashkin, Staff Writer

I’m thankful for my sweet husband, true friendships and our little family of fur-kids. I’m thankful to have a place to call home in this great city, and most of all I’m thankful to be healthy.

– Joanna Hite Shelton, Production Director