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November marks the third year since I first created this blog. I can’t believe so much time has passed as it feels like just yesterday that House of Health was only an idea.  Never before have I been so aware of time and how truly quickly it goes by. Having had my first baby just under eight months ago, time feels more valuable and yet more fleeting than ever. My son, Beckett’s,  ever-growing and changing mind and body are a constant reminder to cherish each and every moment. The changes are going just as quickly as they are coming. I am so grateful for these passing, memorable moments not only with my son but with all of my friends and family.

I am incredibly thankful for the friends and family members who have helped me get through the first challenging months of becoming a mom. Thank you to you, mothers, that have taken the time out of your busy lives to help me navigate my new role as a fellow mom. And thank you to those friends and family members that aren’t moms that have given me just as much of your precious time as I have needed you, too, to help me find balance with who I was before I had Beckett and life beyond baby.

I can’t thank you enough for the irreplaceable time you all take to support my blog. It has been such a great year of receiving so much positive feedback and makes it worth the time I take away from the rest of my life to share with all of you. And thank you for continuing to share your stories, too, as I learn so much from you!

Beyond the miracle of my new little man and being grateful for this amazing time in my life, there are so many other things that I am grateful for; many of which are listed in my previous Thanksgiving posts, Merci Beaucoup and Part Deux.  I will be brief so we can all get back to enjoying this special day with our loved ones, which will be over before we know it.

I am thankful that despite our differences politically, we live in a country where there is peace. It is something I often take for granted and I am especially grateful to those that sacrifice everything to protect our peace every day.

Merci Beaucoup.

Happy Thanksgiving!



It’s been a year since I posted my Merci Beaucoup Thanksgiving blog and everything I wrote on that list still stands true today, so this year I will just add a couple of things and keep it short and sweet.

Having experienced hosting and cooking most of the turkey meal this past year I truly understood the massive undertaking it is – and my party was only for ten of us! The hours and hours that went into the menu planning, shopping, table planning and decorating, turkey brining, cooking and cleaning were more than I ever expected. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget (and most likely be doing again very soon) but I am grateful this year that I am not hosting and can simply enjoy the day with family. And more importantly, I am so grateful to the thousands of people around the country who are working so hard today, yesterday and all of this past week to put together this amazing tradition for the rest of us to enjoy. Thank you!

I also wanted to add to the list how grateful I am for this little miracle growing inside of me that will forever change the lives of Karl and I and many more that surround us. Giving life is such an incredible thing and I am trying not for a second to take it for granted that I get to enjoy the miraculous experience of it!

Lastly, I really want to thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. It was an idea I had thought about for quite some time and when I finally pulled the trigger last November, I never realized how rewarding it would be to share my stories and health ideas with you. It is always a wonderful surprise how many people are reading what I have to say and the stories and ideas you share in return constantly inspire me.

Thank you for your support, your feedback and personal stories, and for giving me a reason to write. I have always liked writing but didn’t really remember how much I enjoyed it until I started this blog; especially because I am getting to write about things that I am very passionate about.

I wish you and yours a very healthy and happy Thanksgiving and that your life is filled with gratitude not just today but everyday.



Written by, Lana House

Studio Owner, House Pilates