Tuesday, November 30, 2010

334/365... 30th day of thankfulness joy

30th day of thankfulness...

I'm so very thankful for my life.

I am a child of God. A wife. A mom. A daughter. A sister. An aunt. A friend.

I love who I am. I love my life.

30th day of thankfulness joy.


Monday, November 29, 2010

333/365... 29th day of thankfulness joy

29th day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful for the birth of our Savior, Jesus. He lived and He died for us. Truly, there is no greater gift than the gift of salvation.

29th day of thankfulness joy.


In other news... congratulations to my fellow 365'er friend, Laurie, who welcomed a new little person into her family today! Hope all went well, Laurie! Can't wait to meet your newest bundle of joy!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

332/365... 28th day of thankfulness joy

28th day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful for family time. Whether it is watching a movie together, taking a walk, decorating for Christmas... I'm truly grateful for every moment that we share together.

28th day of thankfulness joy.


In other news... I'm also very thankful that Christmas trees are on sale right now. After spending over an hour fluffing our pre-lit Christmas tree, I plugged it in to marvel at my work and 90% of the lights did not work. Some day I hope to drink hot cocoa and cut down our own Christmas tree. For now, the new pre-lit tree from Target looks beautiful in our living room.

In other, other news... I'm also very thankful that our time with the flu, colds, fevers, and other not-so-fun sicknesses is hopefully coming to an end.

In other, other, other news... Happy 5th Birthday to sweet Emma!!!!!! We hope to celebrate with you soon. Love you so very much!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

331/365... 27th day of thankfulness joy

27th day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful for my handy hubby. With his own two hands, he has remodeled and built a beautiful addition to our home.

I often feel like there is nothing he can't fix.

I'm one lucky gal.

27th day of thankfulness joy.


Friday, November 26, 2010

330/365... 26th day of thankfulness joy

26th day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful for the Christmas season. My most cherished childhood memories are from the Christmases I had as a child.

With my own family, I am carrying on old traditions while creating new traditions.

Like getting up at 3:30 a.m. for Black Friday shopping.

26th day of thankfulness joy.


In other news... Happy Birthday to my dear cousin, Sky!!!!! I love you and miss you bunches. I am sure that you are enjoying your time with my brothers.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

329/365... 25th day of thankfulness joy

25th day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful for Thanksgiving.

It is a day to reflect on what matters the most.





It is the simple joys in life that I am the most thankful for.

25th day of thankfulness joy.

In other news... Happy Birthday to my dear friend, Renee'. So many reasons to be thankful.... I am so blessed with you in my life.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

328/365... 24th day of thankfulness joy

24th day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful for one-on-one time with my babies.

Even if it is during a doctor appointment.

24th day of thankfulness joy.


In other news... my poor little man needs to have hernia surgery. His twin brother needed to have double hernia surgery when he was less than a month old. I guess he felt left out.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

327/365...23rd day of thankfulness joy

23rd day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful to be a mommy to 4 beautiful, precious children. It truly is the best job in the world.

23rd day of thankfulness joy.


Monday, November 22, 2010

326/365... 22nd day of thankfulness joy

22nd day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful for God's protection. The severe storms and tornadoes that hit our area today left no one seriously injured.

The image that I can't forget is one of a bus on its side next to a tree in a field. That bus had children in it when it landed in the field. Thank God the children and the driver had only minor injuries.

It could have been a lot worse.

Truly... something to be grateful for.

Please keep those whose homes were damaged in your thoughts and prayers.

22nd day of thankfulness joy.

22 November

Sunday, November 21, 2010

325/365... 21st day of thankfulness joy

21st day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful for the imagination of a child.

To me, they are simply playing with Thomas trains. To them, they are Thomas, Percy, Edward, and Gordon on the Island of Sodor.

21st day of thankfulness joy.

21 November

Saturday, November 20, 2010

324/365... 20th day of thankfulness joy

20th day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful for the days with no obligations.

A week-long battle with the flu was not on the agenda. I felt behind with so many everyday tasks.

Days like today give me a chance to catch up on things.

My Simple Joys was one of them.

Sanitizing my house was another.

20th day of thankfulness joy.


Friday, November 19, 2010

323/365... 19th day of thankfulness joy

19th day of thankfulness...

I am thankful for my morning quiet time.

I purposely wake up before my babies do to make my "to do" list, do a load of laundry, check my email, put away dishes, chat with hubby, drink a hot cup of tea...

For me, it's the perfect way to start the day.

I'm especially thankful when God blesses my morning quiet time with a beautiful sunrise.

19th day of thankfulness joy.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

322/365... 18th day of thankfulness joy

18th day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful that the flu has officially hit our entire household.

Why am I thankful for THAT??

Because we can only feel better from this point on.

And I can finally catch up on the laundry.

18th day of thankfulness joy.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

321/365... 17th day of thankfulness joy

17th day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful for naptime. It gives me a little bit of quiet in my day.

On this day, a nap is what my sweet baby girl and my hubby to fight off the flu quickly.

Yes... 5 out of the 6 of us were struck by the flu bug. Only one left...

17th day of thankfulness joy.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

320/365... 16th day of thankfulness joy

16th day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful for this little smile. He had been sick for 6 hours (and was sick for the next 18).

I needed this little smile... especially since I was the third one in the family to be struck by the nasty flu.

He was my little flu buddy.

16th day of thankfulness joy.


Monday, November 15, 2010

319/365... 15th day of thankfulness joy.

15th day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful for my organize and purge urge. It's a good feeling of accomplishment when it is done.

I didn't get as far as I wanted today because I'm still fighting the flu.

Hoping the urge lasts until the task is complete.

15th day of thankfulness joy.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

318/365... 14th day of thankfulness joy

14th day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful for my hubby. He loves me in health... and sickness.

Without one complaint, he cooked, cleaned, and took care of our babies while I spent most of the day sick on the couch.

It is days like today that make me love my hubby more.

14th day of thankfulness joy.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

317/365... 13th day of thankfulness joy

13th day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful that my children are healthy.

Besides a minor surgery, month-long colds, and the occasional flu... they are healthy.

13th day of thankfulness joy.


Friday, November 12, 2010

316/365... 12th day of thankfulness joy

12th day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful for my love of photography.

And all of the goodies that go along with it.

12th day of thankfulness joy.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

315/365... 11th day of thankfulness joy

11th day of thankfulness...

Today (and every day) should not go by without thanking the men and women who have served, are serving, and will serve for our country.

A special "thanks" to Kevin for telling me about this photo op at the local high school. Approximately 30 vehicles in the high school parking lot were proudly displaying our nation's flag.

It gave me chills.

11th day of thankfulness joy.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

314/365... 10th day of thankfulness joy

10th day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful that he was finally able to sleep soundly after a rough night... even if it was in my bed. The hours of lost sleep were quickly forgotten the second I saw his sweet face next to mine this morning.

10th day of thankfulness joy.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

313/365... 9th day of thankfulness joy

9th day of thankfulness...

I'm thankful for the warm weather that we had today. The cloudless skies were an added bonus.

I'm also thankful for the lesson that I learned after really looking at this picture. I was driving 60 miles an hour while taking this picture. My kids were in the car.

Heart just dropped.

Forget about the beautiful weather.

I'm thankful that we made it home safely.

9th day of thankfulness.

9 November