It's the day after Thanksgiving and I'm stuffed with gratitude for so many things and so many people. Here's one snapshot that encompasses the source of much of that gratitude, taken by photographer Millie Holloman. From left to right, you see my family: Pascal, me, my Mom, my baby brother, Chad, my sister-in-law, Cara, my Dad and my brother, Trevor.
We are a family of "do-ers"; we show our love by doing things for each other. And it seems that Pascal and I are often the beneficiaries of all of that "doing". Here is a short and very incomplete list of things our family has "done" for us and for our business this year: steam clean carpets; move heavy furniture and a piano countless times; make bon bon deliveries; assemble boxes for our party favors; sew South 'n France logo patches on Pascal's chef jackets; work as "staff" at Chocolate Festivals; chauffeur temporary employees; run errands; deliver bon bons; pin countless safety pins on these cute but insanely high maintenance baby-themed favors I designed; loan us vehicles, tools, cameras, kitchen appliances, and a host of other miscellaneous items as needed; serve as "seat fillers" for special events; donate items to our "Business-is-Slow-and-We-Need-Cash-Flow" garage sale; feed us; comfort us; cheer us on; and so much more. Any success that we enjoy in our business is due to the countless acts of love that our family and dear friends so generously give us behind the scenes. We are grateful for all of you and we're so thankful for all that you do!