Wednesday, November 30, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 23*

Today I am thankful for usable water.  Yesterday, we did not water for drinking , cooking with or cleaning from the moment we woke up until about 8pm last night.  We had a lot of rain the day before, so our well flooded.  It was amazing how it effects your life.  We could use the bathroom, but there were no showers.  I had to buy water to make soup last night.  Dished piled up in the sink and the laundry in the hamper.   It caused me a lot of extra work today.  So, the next time you can turn on the faucet and take a drink, just remember this.

Monday, November 28, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 22*

Sorry for the missing days, but we were out of town for Thanskgiving.  I am thankful today for my vacuum cleaner.  It makes my whole house feel so much cleaner in just a few minutes.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 21*

Today, I am thankful for my car.  It is not fancy at all, but it gets me around places without me worrying it is going to break down.  A lot of people are not fortunate enough to have a car like that.  It allows me to take my kids places to learn and to have fun and to meet other people.  My life would be so different without my car.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 20*

Today,I am glad for family.  We will be traveling other the next few days to visit my family and Matt's family.  They are there for us even when they don't particularly agree with us.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 18*

Today, I am very thankful that I have three healthy, beautiful kids that were born full term.  There are too many kids out there who are sick or born way too early.  I can't imagine what their parents handle it.  I hate when my kids get a cold.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 17*

I am thankful for the physical strength that I am blessed to have.  I decided at the last minute to run a 5K this morning and my oldest son joined me.  I did not come close to placing at all and my son beat my time by 6 minutes, but I was able to do it and have my best time.  Some day, running will be easy for me, but right now I am grateful that I can do it.

Friday, November 18, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 16*

I am thankful for my kids school today.  They care about and celebrate my kids so much.  They are pushed, but not to hard.  The teachers there as a whole listen to what parents say and invite them to help out.  The school secretary even knows my name even though the school is Prek-8.  I am very lucky that my kids go to such an awesome school.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 15*

Today I am thankful that Patrick has given up sucking his thumb!  I am not getting too excited yet as he has given it up as long as a month before.  Now we need prayers that his mouth undoes the damage he does to it.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 14*

Today, I am thankful for my favorite online moms community -  I have been a member for four years.  I have met some of my best friends through this community.

Don't live in the High Country of NC?  Check out The Mommies Network for the area you live in.  Membership is free!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 13*

I am very thankful for the gift of dance.  I started dancing at the age of 5.  Ann has been dancing since 3 and Patrick has been dancing since he was 3.  It has given them friend and a way for them to grow.  Matt and I have been dancing together for a little over 2 years now.  It has given us a chance to grow together and a way to spend time together.  We even have done something together I thought we would never do: perform together.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 12*

Well, I missed another day :(  But today, I am thankful for my church family.  They have seen us through so many good and bad times.  They have let Matt and I explore leadership positions.  They have loved our kids beyond belief.  

We got married at St. Elizabeth and all our kids have been baptized there.  One of my children has received his first Communion there and has been allowed to grow into a leadership position there.  My family's story would be nothing without St. Elizabeth.

Friday, November 11, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 10*

I am thankful that I am able to volunteer so much in my life.  I volunteer through Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, church, High Country Mommies, and my children's school.  It means a lot to me that others recognize that I have talents that should be shared.  I love that I am teaching my children the importance of sharing their God given talents with the rest of the world.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 9*

Today I am thankful that I am able to stay at home for my kids before they went to school.  I know some moms that would love to and that were not able to and other moms who made the choice not to.  But, I have learned some much from watching them learn and have seen myself grow so much as a person.  My kids have been able to experience so much through the flexibility we have.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

30 Days of Thanks - *Day 8*

Today, I am thankful that I live in such a beautiful place. For those of you that never have Boone, NC you need to. I can take you to some trails that will truly take your breath away, no matter how many times you have been up there.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 7*

Today I am thankful that I am able to make whatever I want to eat.  So many people do not have this luxury in this world.  It is such a blessing that I can plan a week's work of meals, go to the grocery store and buy the ingredients and then make it.

Monday, November 7, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 6*

Err..............I missed a day!  Today I am thankful that I get to go to my kid's school and help out every Monday.  Hopefully, I am making a difference in those kids lives.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 4*

Today I am thankful for my zany, crazy kids.  I never thought growing up that I ever wanted to have kids, but I have learned so much through them.  I could not imagine life without them.

Friday, November 4, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 3*

I am very thankful for my husband.  We have been married for 8 1/2 years now.  There are times I wonder what I would do without him.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 2*

Today, being a Girl Scout Meeting day, I am very thankful for my assistant leader, Sarah.  I don't know what I would do with 16 wonderful girls without her!

And amazingly, I can't find any pictures of her because she is always behind the camera!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - *Day 1*

I am a day late starting this, but I am going to try to finish it.  Make sure you keep me on task!

I am thankful for all that God has given me.  I know I don't deserve any of it, but I try very hard to show appreciation for everything he has given me.