Day 25 of the 25 Days of Christmas BBQ Blogging

With sincere thanks.
This past year has been incredible.
To My family –
Vlado my beloved patient husband, My three incredible children – Lexi Ella and Gabe, My Dad who has come back stronger than ever after 2 strokes, My brother (aka the brat) who is a great guy and who has finally proposed to the love of his life the beautiful and elegant Estelle, My Mother in law Fanka and Father in law Nikola (two of the kindest most generous people who will ever walk the planet) , My Sister in Law Mary & my Brother in Law Johnny (who have changed schedules and moved mountains to make sure I could compete), and my adorable nephews Joseph and Nicholas, my cousin Anna who has made me want to learn more and to be a better person and to all the other cousins and Babas and Dedos- I love you all – without your help I would not have been able to travel to work or to accomplish much this year. I am indebted forever.
To my friends who are too numerous to mention from Coast to Coast and on many continents now I thank you. For your kindness, your generosity, your patience and most of all your support. The emails and the phone calls and the visits were terrific. I am grateful for your advice, kind words, gentle encouragement and your generosity. You helped make this past year unfold so wonderfully. Much love to you all. You are incredible.
A special note to my sisters in smoke (you know who you all are) you rock. Tough, smart, successful women. I am truly blessed to be in your company. Thats just how they roll. They are awesome.
A big thanks to my sponsors – Traeger Canada, Traeger, Hovey’s Gourmet meats, Basques Charcoal, Big Rock Beer, and Alcan. I am thankful for all that we have done together and I am looking forward to the next chapter.
I really learned this year that a persons success is never in how much they have in the bank nor by the possessions they hold but by the relationships and family they have. That means the most to me. I am – in my opinion I truly am the luckiest and richest person on the planet because of the wealth I have with my family and friends.
This year was a big year for me personally in BBQ and life learning that having positive influences are above all the most important. I did not do nearly as well at competitions as I had last year however I felt so much happier and successful based on the relationships that were made.
So that’s it for me for this year. I can’t wait for 2010 it is going to be even bigger and better.
Catch you on the flip side.
Diva Q


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