This month I did the 30 Days of Thanks on Facebook by posting something new I was thankful for each day. It's a nice reminder of all the little things we should be grateful for everyday. You have to pace yourself though - it gets a little hard after a week or two!
#1 I am grateful for our cozy little house on a cold morning!
#2 I am grateful for my family. We are always there to help each other out and we actually like each other! :)
#3 I am grateful for my handsome, hardworking husband. He's such a good daddy and my best friend!
#4 Today I am grateful for a paycheck and the money to get necessities.
#5 I am grateful for my daughter. Claire is sweet, kind, smart and very
silly. She's a beautiful girl and we love having her in our lives, even
if she is rather bossy! :)
am thankful for my son. Chandler is my snuggle-bug. He's so loving
and smart and silly even when he is trying to establish his 2 year old
I am grateful for my mother. She has been a wonderful mom and role
model, I love spending time with her and I always know I can rely on
her. My kids adore seeing her and I love that she has become such a
wonderful grandma (or nah-ra as Chandler says)! I love you Mom!
#8 I am thankful for my sturdy van. It might be a total mom-mobile, but I can fit anything in it and it's dependable!
#9 Today I am grateful for the chance to spend an
afternoon with my husband! Never thought I would be grateful that
material didn't come in!
I am thankful for everyone who was willing to make the ultimate
sacrifice for our country. Thank you for helping preserve our freedoms.
I am grateful for all our veterans but especially my grandfather,
uncle and my mom!
#11 Just got back from a wonderful wedding. The thing I'm thankful for today? Love. I wish you every happiness David and GG!
I am thankful for caffeine! Nicholas went back to the wedding after
dinner to hang out with his friends last night and I ended up staying up
too late watching a chick flick. ;)
#13 Today I am thankful for sleep and a husband who occasionally lets me
sleep in. He got up with Chandler at 7am this morning and I didn't roll
out of bed until 10:30! I feel wonderful.
#14 I am grateful for the opportunity to stay home and homeschool my kids.
Every time Claire "gets" it the look of excitement on her face makes up
for any sacrifices we have made.
#15 I am thankful for a full pantry. Even when times are tough and we only
have a few dollars in the bank I never have to worry about feeding my
children. We always have plenty!
is home from work today due to the rain so today I am thankful for
laughter, giggles and snuggles. I adore look on my children's faces
when they realize that Daddy is home in the morning.
am thankful that my daughter gets the opportunity to be in a wonderful
homeschool co-op. It's full of information and crafts and is casual so
no one minds when the kids interrupt or wander off to ask their moms
something. They have been learning about the solar system and Claire
talks about it all the time!
#18 Today I am thankful for my grandmother. She is amazing. When my mom came home after her divorce she came home with
2 year old me and Grandma and I were a team while Mom worked. I have
may wonderful memories of dancing under flower petals, eating sandwiches
made into pinwheels, and getting to have tea parties with her fine
china. Now I am blessed to watch her be an awesome great-grandmother to
my children. Claire adores her Grandma Claire and loves getting to do
crafts at her house. I am very lucky to have my grandma! :)
I am thankful for books. They have taken me more places then I ever
could have dreamed of alone and always gave me a place to escape when
things were hard and I needed a time out. They may be an addiction, but
at least it's one that opens my boundaries. ;)
#20 Sick today - I am grateful for hot tea and honey, pineapple juice and a wonderful husband who takes care of me.
#21 Today I am grateful for the rain that feeds the earth and provides us with a dark, rainy day to spend in the house.
#22 I'm grateful for my sister. She may be 9 1/2 years younger then me,
but we still have an awesome time together. She helps keep me young and
keeps me informed of the things those "whippersnappers" are doing! ;)
Seriously, I love how happy and fun and loving she is and I think she
is growing into an awesome person. And my kids adore their Aunt Annie!
#23 I am grateful for a strong immune system. I rarely get sick and when I
do it usually knocks me down for a day or two and then it's gone. I'm
lucky to come from good, healthy peasant stock.
#23 part 2 I have two things to be thankful for today. My wonderful, best Anna.
We've known each other since 7th grade and no matter what or where
life takes us even if it's been years since we last talked we can always
pick right back up like no time ever passed (except for a little
catchup!). Our girls are 4 months apart in age and get along really
well. I went over to her house today and we made had fun making soap
while the girls played and her oldest boy (7 tomorrow!) played with
Chandler. So fun!
I am grateful for being born in this wonderful country. I am so
blessed to live somewhere where even though we are "lower income" we
have a warm, snug house, nice clothes, shoes, TWO vehicles, plenty of
food and even a television and computer! We are very rich. Happy
am thankful that I am not a Black Friday kind of girl. I dropped
Claire off at my grandma's house this morning. They are going to make a
Christmas village out of milk cartons and then Chandler and I wandered
around Kmart and we did pick up one Christmas gift for Claire and
Christmas pajamas for the kids. Then we came home and he's taking a
nap. So glad to have a quiet day!
might be silly, but I'm thankful for my pets. I have had 10 cats
(Mira, Copernicus, Athena, Little Bit, Ares, Amelia, Pearl, Bonnie, Han
and Malcolm) and 1 dog (a miniature dachshund named Lessa) come into my
life since I moved out of the house at 17. Some had to be re-homed for
various reasons (Mira, Ares, Bonnie and Lessa), some passed away
(Copernicus, Little Bit, Amelia and Han) and some are still here, but
they all give and gave me love and companionship and now my children get
to experience that as well. I'm happy to have our furry friends in our
I am grateful for my washer and dryer. We do a lot of laundry in this
house and having machines that help me are the only way I keep up. Now
if someone would just invent a folding machine ....
I am thankful for the Internet. As a SAHM I don't know how I would get
to talk to everyone otherwise! I have made some awesome friends on
here, some I haven't even met in person yet, but we're all close and
here for each other. It's an amazing thing.
#29 I am thankful for electricity. It really is an amazing thing ...
#30 I am grateful to see what good friends my kids are. They fight, but
they love each other. When they are without each other they are both
upset and ask for each other and give big hugs when they are back