Monday, November 17, 2014

November 17

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. ~ Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

I am thankful for heated seats. Pick-up was cold today!!

Christopher is thankful that the heat in my car works really well.

Harrison is thankful for our neighborhood. We live in a nice neighborhood with no bad people. (I can only hope you are right, buddy.)

Bennett is thankful for electricity so we can see stuff better at night.

Emma is thankful for a patient mommy. Afternoon fussiness can be hard on parents!!

Rocky is thankful for water in sippy cups. It's his favorite thing right now while sitting in the high chair.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


None of those material possessions do anything to make your life any better.... I know a lot of people who have a lot of everything, and they're absolutely the most miserable people in the world. So it won't do anything for you unless you're a happy person and can have peace with yourself. ~ Lenny Kravitz

I am thankful for books. After visiting Barnes and Noble and then Half Priced Books and then ending at the library, I wished that I was able to read by osmosis. So many books, so little time!

Christopher is thankful for the Bears finally pulling one off!

Harrison is thankful for snowboarding and sledding.

Bennett is thankful for knowledge because it helps to learn more knowledge.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

November 15

I know that when I pray, something wonderful happens. Not just to the person or persons for whom I am praying, but also something wonderful happens to me. I'm grateful I am heard. ~ Maya Angelou

I am thankful for lazy days. Three movies, two pots of soup and warm slippers are the perfect way to watch the snow fall.

Christopher is thankful for homemade chili.

Harrison is thankful for me. "I love you and the way you care for me and make sure everything is always good."

Bennett is thankful for soup. I love potato soup!

Friday, November 14, 2014


Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~ Melody Beattie

I am thankful for small, small business owners who go to craft fairs and holiday boutiques. The Beaverdale Boutique was tonight and I love looking at all of the creativity people have!

Christopher is thankful for Fridays.

Harrison is thankful for technology.

Bennett is thankful roads and streets that get me all the places I want to go.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

November 13

I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, and dreams that turned into reality. ~ Unknown

I am thankful for Costco. I love that silly warehouse store!

Christopher is thankful that we are only one day away from Friday. It has been a hectic week in my new role.

Harrison is thankful for the Thanksgiving season. I like that Mom makes us tell her what we are thankful for.

Bennett is thankful for the playroom.

Emma is thankful for hannah anderson. Well, maybe this is me more than her, but oh my goodness Emma was so cute today!!!

Rocky is thankful for Emma. He followed her around all day today. He missed her!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Early out Wednesday

I wouldn't change it for anything. Never, no never. Your friendship is the best present ever. ~ Tigger

I am thankful for friends and relationships in all aspects of my life. Today specifically, Harrison had a basketball game and I got to visit with 4 families that we know from the Downtown School and then I went to coffee with Heather and Maegan and had a wonderful conversation. Thank you to all my friends. I am blessed.

Christopher is thankful that I had help covering at work so that I could pick the kids up from school.

Harrison is thankful for intelligence because without intelligence the human race would get no where.

Bennett is thankful for Guess Who. I like to play games with Mom and Harrison in the morning during breakfast.

Miles is thankful for school and early outs. It's a day off from math and I love math but I don't like to do it everyday.

Annabelle is thankful for Mommy. (I asked why..) Because she let me come over to your house to see baby Rocky. Finally!

Rocco is thankful for cookies. "You make the best cookies in the world, ever." (Aw, well thank you Rocco!)

Rocky is thankful for good naps. (and Beth is too!)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

I am thankful for maid-rites, buttered potatoes and beets. Felt like I was home on the farm in the kitchen with the wood stove burning to keep us warm!

Christopher is thankful that I made it to work safely. Lots of cars against the wall on 235 and in the ditch on I35. It was very slick.

Harrison is thankful for books and reading because you only get to live one life but when you read books you get to pretend to live thousands of lives.

Bennett is thankful for Mom. I love her more.

Rocco is thankful for his green light in his room at Mom's house.

Rocky is thankful for oatmeal. Warmed him up on a cold and dreary day.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday Monday

Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining - it bores everyone else, does you no good, and doesn't solve any problems. ~ Zig Ziglar

I am thankful for my iPhone. It has replaced so many things for me and I love to have it as a resource.

Christopher is thankful for one last warm day.

Harrison is thankful for creativity and drawing.

Bennett is thankful for his dad. He is special and he takes care of me.

Rocky is thankful for hugs. He gives the best snuggles and hugs.

Thankfulness 2013

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Selfie Sundays

Not everything that can be counted counts, not everything that counts can be counted. ~ Albert Einstein

I am thankful for my grandmother. Driving to Charles City for the day was highlighted by wonderful fellowship at church, the most beautiful swan on the Cedar River and wonderful, thoughtful conversation with my grandmother.

Grandma's first selfie!

Christopher is thankful for Thelma's Ice Cream Sandwiches. Specifically Peanut Butter Banana!

Harrison is thankful for James. I am excited that he is coming for Thanksgiving and that we get to play together.

Bennett is thankful for Sunday Night Football. Bears vs. Packers means a little later bedtime!

Thankfulness 2013

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Lazy Saturday

Gratitude is an overflow of the pleasure filling your soul. ~ Raheel Farooq

I am thankful for the first Saturday in 3 months where we have no practices or games. I got to set up and play with my apple tv!

Christopher is thankful that mowing season is officially over.

Harrison is thankful for his friends.

Bennett is thankful for his time outside with his friends.

Thankfulness 2013