Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thankful Week

We have so much to be thankful for!

The Bug is thankful for his pacifier, his bossy cow,

his favorite book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,

his favorite song The Eensie Weensie Spider,

Kizzy, drawing, and his crazy uncles

The Mr. is thankful for heating, cars that work,

his new job, and tickets to a Jazz game with his best brother friend

The Momma is thankful for the Bug and the Mr. first and foremost,

awesome and supportive family, sleep, exercise,

a warm home, health and happiness,

music, and Christmas!

"Regardless of our circumstances, each of us has much for which to be grateful if we will but pause and contemplate our blessings.

This is a wonderful time to be on earth. While there is much that is wrong in the world today, there are many things that are right and good. There are marriages that make it, parents who love their children and sacrifice for them, friends who care about us and help us, teachers who teach. Our lives are blessed in countless ways.

We can lift ourselves and others as well when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues. Someone has said that “gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”

President Thomas S. Monson

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Thankful Tree

Well, she survived a year in storage and has come back to grace us with her presence. Who am I talking about? The Thankful Tree, of course!

It is so easy for me to let Thanksgiving come and go without really, truly thinking about all that I have to give thanks for. We started this tree last year to help us remember our blessings during the month of November. It is amazing, when we write them down, how our eyes open. The little things that we take for granted are truly gifts from a loving Heavenly Father.

So this month we give thanks for all our blessings by putting a leaf on the tree. Leave a comment about the things you are thankful for and I will put a leaf on our tree for each one.

Today I will be adding leaves for:

little helpers
amazing sunsets
the thankful tree


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bug's Eye View

Thankful Thursday from the Bug's perspective

I am thankful for:




Spinning in circles

my pacifier



the swing set


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Letter to the Kizz

Dear Kizzle,

I'm sorry that I am so lame and tried to pass a garbage can off as a dog house.

It seemed like a great idea at the time. But you hate it and would rather be pelted by marble-sized balls of hail than submit yourself to it's oscary depths.

I have since repented of my ways, and we are working on making you a house fit for a Kizz.

The Mr. has spent plenty of his precious precious time hard at work, so I suggest you thank him. He takes gratitude in the form of a 5' personal bubble.

Much appreciated,