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Allovus Thanksgiving

Well, 2020 has been… a year. But despite all that’s happened since February, we recognize that there is always room for gratitude. We asked our Allovus family what they are thankful for, and we received some lovely and heartwarming responses. Read on for the warm and fuzzies.

I’m very thankful for this ball of love, Gracie!  She’s extremely snuggly and I don’t hate it.

– Maxine Toh, Senior UX Generalist

I am grateful for the joy,  love, and entertainment from these 5 teens/young adults I’ve been blessed with in my life.  This pandemic has hit this generation in particular and supporting them through this is paramount.

I am also grateful for the peace and solitude of my little funny farm that has endless projects to keep my creative mind engaged and positive.

– Hayley Nichols, Founder + Principal

I’m grateful for:

  • My best friend, co-adventurer and hard-working husband, Lutz.
  • My senior 14.5 year old Viszla Pitu – the best snuggler in the world.
  • My daily meditation practice, my Pilates/Yoga/Weight training workouts.
  • My daily neighborhood walks.
  • My beautiful home.

– Viviane Veraguth – Senior Strategist

My daughter, Savanna, is grateful for:

  • My friends and family
  • My Auntie’s dog, Maxy
  • My Daddy’s grateful for snow, so we can play and ski
  • Pets and my teacher
  • Papa is grateful for his mama and his dog, Rayne
  • My blanky and hugs and my stuffed animal

– Jason Calhoun, Operations

I am grateful for my mom, Marci. In this crazy time where so many people are unable to spend time with their parents – I am grateful that my mom lives with me, and I get to see her every day. 

We didn’t always have a close relationship. In fact, it was something that we chose to work on and reimagine as I entered adulthood. If it weren’t for each other, this year would have looked so different and would have been much lonelier for both of us.

She is patient, kind, and loving.  She is my best friend.

– Jennifer Hopper, Senior Recruiting Strategist

I am grateful for my new best friend who I rescued in early June. Toby is a 4-year-old black wirehair terrier mix who was brought to Seattle from the streets of Guadalajara, Mexico. He’s incredible at fetch and loves long hikes. He also loves to chase waves on the coast.

Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving! 

– Brendan Shanley, Senior Visual Designer

I am grateful for my garden. Pulling weeds and dead-heading flowers are actually very Zen activities!

– Kristie Smith, Senior Visual Designer

I’m thankful for a lot of things. Reminding myself of these almost daily has been getting me through this year. Some of those things are:

  • Having a nice home to be in and a yard.
  • Getting random hugs throughout the day from my husband.
  • Snuggles and funny moments with my sweet cat, Angel, who vocalizes everything including yawns.
  • Being within walking distance of Lake WA parks and Meadowbrook Pond.
  • No driving in the morning or evening traffic this year.
  • No family members have been sick.
  • Marco Polo video messages with good friends.

Here’s a funny moment from earlier this year with my husband and our cat when he decided to put her in this random plastic bubble that he found.

– Joy Baer, Visual Designer

I’m grateful for my early morning bicycle rides.  

– David Hose, Senior Visual Designer

I’m grateful for, my doggo Kodiak. He’s kept us entertained and exercised throughout the pandemic.

– Martina Dalton, Copywriter/Editor/Visual Designer

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