Mini Mustache Thank You Cards from Earth Cookie Creations on Etsy

Better late than never, right? We’ve had a crazy November but it’s slowing down a bit, just as it should, so we can spend more time with our families over the holidays.

For that, I’m thankful.

Big Sea has grown by leaps and bounds this year. We’ve had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects, with amazing people and have brought on amazing talent. It’s been a growing-stretching kind of year; a finding-our-groove kind of year.

For all of these things, I am thankful.

Thank you to the talented Jessica Barnett for helping get us organized and on-task. For showing me how important it is to spend the time necessary to dig through the minutia and for making me slow down and think when I want to push forward.  To Charlene Foote for your enthusiasm, creativity and hard work.  For taking the chance on Big Sea and taking over the creative reigns.  To James Sylvanus for the same enthusiasm, and for being awesome in every way, presenting the possibilities and opportunities for improvement.

Thank you to Jared Fager and Mike Van Winkle, for listening to me rant and being available with helpful, friendly and thoughtful critique.  To Aubrey Goodman for sharing passion for a pipe-dream – and making it happen. Thanks for being friends and colleagues.

For the past three years, I owe just about every bit of gratitude in me to the amazing Keith Morgan, who is patient beyond words and incredibly skilled at his craft.  You’ve talked me off more than one cliff and helped me hit “delete” rather than “send” on quite a few occasions.

I’m thankful for our amazing clients, who trust us with their vision and their fortunes.  We really do have some strong partnerships and I hope that 2012 brings even more success.  Your passion, creativity and boundless energy for your project provide inspiration and motivation beyond compare.   I am eternally grateful that I’m able to help so many people build their dreams – and that doing so is my dream (I love my work).  I’m making plans to help foster these partnerships in the next year in ways that previously weren’t possible.

And yes, Thanksgiving has passed but I’m feeling grateful and reflective (again) this holiday season that I’m able to live a life I love, surrounded by kind, passionate people who support me, my business and my family.  We work and work and often overlook the little things that make it all possible.

For all of these things and more, I am thankful.