We Are Thankful

We originally made this post in 2019. Nothing has changed with us since then as we are still very thankful – perhaps even more so. For those of you who are not celebrating Thanksgiving this week, we hope that you find time in your busy schedules to reflect on what you are thankful for.


We are thankful for our freedom, and grateful to those who have served and sacrificed to keep our country free. We are proud to be Americans. We fly the flag proudly, and we pray for the wisdom, judgment, and vision of our leaders so that we and future generations can continue to live happily and peacefully in this land of the free and the home of the brave.


We are thankful for the freedom to roam. Free to travel with a sense of security. To see for ourselves the beautiful and historic lands that our forefathers preserved for us to admire and explore. Why leave this country when we have such magnificence in our own back yard?

Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon on a crisp September morning

We are thankful for our home. We are blessed with the good fortune to have a place to land after a trip. A place where we feel at peace after a long day’s work. A place for family to gather.


We are thankful for you. One for the Money Two for the Road blog would not be worth the time and effort if it weren’t for our friends and followers. Words can’t express how appreciative we are for your support of our site and our posts.


We are thankful for each other. After forty-six years together, neither of us can imagine being without the other on this crazy journey we call life.


We are thankful for our friends and family. Our lives are so very blessed with our children, our grandchildren, Kellye’s mother, our siblings, our in-laws, our nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as all of our other wonderful extended family, including good friends who we consider part of the clan.

We give thanks and praise to God. We would have nothing to be thankful for if not for His undeniable grace. May each and every one of you be blessed with a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Mike and Kellye













30 thoughts on “We Are Thankful

  1. Just love your thanksgiving. We did one when living in Jeddah with the USN guys who were training the locals. Fantastic meal but two in fact as one was Yankee and the other one Rebel and each was different so we mixed and matched from the table.

      1. It was very interesting as with diplomatic immunity they always had booze and invites to the annual USM ball at the embassy just one big drunken party.

  2. So perfectly and beautifully said! I love everything about your post- your pride and honor in the country, your love of your family and friends, your beautiful example of marriage, and your picture of Bryce Canyon as it is my favorite national park. 🙂 A most wonderful Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  3. Beautiful words and emotions, Kellye. Thank you for your support and readership, and your always kind and insightful comments. I wish a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  4. This is just such a beautiful and heartfelt post! I truly enjoyed seeing all of these beautiful pictures and what you are thankful for. Congratulations on 46 years together, that is amazing! I hope that you both had a beautiful Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for you and your incredible blog! God bless you always! 🙂

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