Thursday, November 22, 2012

30 Days of Thanksgiving Days 11-20

Continued from Days 1-10:

Day 11:
SO SO thankful to those who have served, serve, and will serve in our military.

Day 12:
After struggling to nurse Leeland for 3 months, I'm thankful that at almost 9 months to still be nursing the Hayden meister. It's not often that the best in life is free! :)

Day 13:
Siblings. I watch Leeland and Hayden interact and love on one another and though they can't put it into words, they have an incredible bond! A bond that only siblings can share--a love no matter the circumstances, a love that makes it impossible to hold a grudge, a love that is forever. So happy that Leeland and Hayden share that together and look forward to watching it flourish. And I'm so thankful for my siblings too-- Love you guys!!

Day 14:
Thankful for coffee. And thankful for MOPS! :D

Day 15:
Thankful that somewhere down the road someone taught me how to cook because nothing beats a homecooked meal. And today I'm especially thankful for baking skills! Baked 2 loaves of plain amish bread last night, 2 loaves of banana nut amish bread are in the oven, and 2 loaves of pumpkin spice amish bread are mixing away. :)

Day 16:
Thankful for coupons/couponing. Especially thankful for the free cough drops I got with coupons yesterday, because today I need them!

Day 17:
Thankful for my Granny and the brunswick stew that's about to be in my belly!

Day 18:
Thankful that I'm not the only pre-thanksgiving Christmas loon. Lol. I passed sooo many houses yesterday that were completely decked out already. I think our Christmas tree is going up tonight!

Day 19:
Happy 9 months (3/4 a year!!!) to Mr. Hayden! So thankful to have such a happy little ball of energy. And happy that the transition from family of 3 to family of 4 has been so smooth. Soon enough we'll be celebrating his 1st!

Day 20:
Thankful for our awesome new (1st) house :) I really love this place, kind of a miracle that we were able to get it.        

Saturday, November 10, 2012

30 Days of Thanksgiving: Days 1-10

This is becoming a yearly tradition :) Goes along well with my recent post Blessed in the little things.

Day 1:
The love of my life, my best friend, and husband. Daniel we are so thankful for you. Thankful for all the love, support, fun & encouragement you bring to our family.

Day 2:
Leeland, our 1st born, our gentle spirited, silly, smart, smiley little man. I feel so blessed to be your mommy and so love watching you grow. :)

Day 3:
Hayden, our red headed little love bug who is full of smiles and snuggles. Everyday is a joy as he grows so fast and is constantly learning something new. So blessed, and treasure each and every giggle and each and every cuddle. ♥

Day 4:
Thankful for church. In so many places around the world people are forced to worship in secret but here I am able to worship anytime and anywhere. 

Day 5:
Today marks the anniversary of my Mom's passing and though I could feel angry, today I'm choosing to be grateful. Grateful for the almost 8 years I had with her, which doesn't seem like much but really is a lot when you know none of us are guaranteed tomorrow. (James 4:14)

Day 6:
Naturally on election day, I'm thankful for the right to vote! And, call me a dork, but the anticipation of the outcome is kind of killing me. Eee! :)

Day 7: 
As the weather decides if it's Fall or Winter and temps keep dropping, I'm so thankful for heat, blankets, and warm clothes.     

Day 8:
Thankful today for food. The Lord always provides us with just what we need, doing the grocery shopping on a very small budget has been truly eye opening. We are so blessed and so thankful to Him!

Day 9:
Thankful for cloth diapers. Maybe weird to most, but I have a mild obsession with our stash of cloth diapers and am super thankful for all of their benefits-- lack of yucky chemicals, the financial savings, and less trash produced. ...And this morning, I'm especially thankful for clean cloth diapers! ;)  

Day 10:
Thankful to stay at home with my littles. :)