Monday, November 22, 2010

Being Grateful . . .

I am grateful for so many things this year! Here are just a few:

- of course, my wonderful family (immediate and extended)
- that Justin is done interviewing and won't be going out of town again any time soon
- to live in such a beautiful part of the country
- for the trucks and trains that keep Davis busy so I can have a little bit of peace in the day
- for the hugs and kisses from my children (and from Justin :)
- for down coats that keep us warm
- for snow (come soon please)
- for a knowledge of Jesus Christ and all that He means to us
- for good books to read and for kids that love to be read to
- for good food to eat and make
- for good health (except for the strep throat I have right now, but that will pass)
- for a warm place for my kids to sleep
- for chocolate (especially Lindt's sea salt dark)
- for parents who love us and our kids
- for good music and dance parties in our living room
- for wrestling matches
- for Sunday drives
- for mountains and beaches close by

Like I said, the list could go on and on. I'll save some for the next few days. What are you grateful for this year?


Hules said...

Love it! Chicago's never looked quite so good as it does with you in it. Looks like you had such a fun trip! (My little sis served her mission in Chicago.) Love the AG Lanie photo. My daughter did a school book & oral report on the AG Lanie book. Of course I thought of you as I do every time they look through those AG mags. It's a wonder when you have such a creative name to see it used by girl characters. I was shocked when I saw Barbie took Princess Annelise near my daughter's 1st birthday. But then it was fun to get the doll, etc.