Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I am riding a gratitude high today. It's amazing what a little bit of service and work can do:)

We busted out of our routine today.

The amount of children six and under doubled in our home today. It was actually super awesome. I had to lend my ear to excited sharing of goings-on more often and the noise level was even higher than normal, but it was so great to watch my boys have a blast with friends.

It's supposed to get stormy tomorrow and the leaves needed to be off the lawn before the snow sets in, so I raked. And raked. And raked today. Very refreshing to be outside with a gaggle of kids, listening to music, and finally looking over a nice clean lawn prepared for the storm.

I had thoughts of doing some school (even with the extras since we're both homeschooling families using the same curriculum), but after co-op this morning I figured that was enough formal education for the day.

Bret got stuck at work and won't be home in time for me to get to my book club meeting, but my mind is so full of things to be grateful for that I hardly mind. Isn't gratitude great?:)

I am thankful for our co-op. To be part of such an amazing group (headed by inspirational, creative, wise, spiritual, kind, and all around fantastic women) is such a blessing in my life.

I am thankful for grocery stores and the ease it is for me to get fresh food.

I am thankful for good friends.

I am thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Plan of Happiness.

I am thankful for my mom and dad. What great examples they are to me.

I am thankful for my amazing extended family. Each member is priceless to me.

I am thankful for a husband who works hard for our family, honors his priesthood, respects motherhood, loves his wife and sons, helps immensely around the house, makes me laugh, and is handsome to boot!

I am thankful for a patient Heavenly Father who keeps loving me and encouraging me even when I run myself into metaphorical brick walls over and over again.

I am thankful for my life and this wonderful time of year.

What are you thankful for today?

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