Wednesday, November 27, 2013

30 Days of Thanks!

The craze on Facebook is to write something you are thankful for each day.  I know that I would forget to do this daily so I though one big post on here listing 30 things we are grateful for would be the best way to go so here they are in no particular order!

#30-  We are thankful for the roof over our head.  Even though our house isn't perfect and there are so many things that need improvement, it is our home and it is a special place.

#29-  We are thankful for the food on our table.  We never worry about going to bed hungry and we always have enough.

#28-  We are thankful for the clothes on our back regardless of how they became ours...through gifts, hand me downs or new purchases.  We always have what we need to keep us warm.

#27-  We are thankful for laughter.  There is nothing sweeter than hearing your children laugh and giggle.

#26-  We are thankful for the moon and stars.  The kids love to look at the moon and make wishes on the stars.

#25-  We are thankful for our health.  With all the things that could have gone wrong with a multiple pregnancy and premature birth, the foursome defied all odds!

#24-  We are thankful for another year cancer-free.  Ben's latest results were fabulous!

#23-  We are thankful for Callie.  The kids are happy to have a four legged friend.

#22-  We are thankful for our friends.  If I named them all individually, from aquaintances to tried and true friends, I'd have the rest of our list right there.  While we don't have a large number of close friends anymore, we do have a lot of good people, near and far, who we can count on and care about us.  We value our friends and never can have too many.

#21-  We are thankful for our families.  They are always here for us and willing to help out whenever we are in need. Whether we see each other once a week or once a month they are a huge part of our lives and we cherish the fact that we have such a great family.

#20-  We are thankful for our jobs.  They enable us to provide for our family and give us the flexibility to have time off when we need or want it.

#19-  We are thankful for hugs.  What is better than getting a hug from someone you love.

#18-  We are thankful for kisses.  Those last kisses before bedtime always put a smile on my face.

#17-  We are thankful for Scentsy.  Without the income Scentsy provides for our family we would never have been able to pay for a family vacation to Disney...and with any luck another next year!

#16-  We are thankful for the season.  We are so fortunate to be able to experience all four seasons and enjoy the best part of each season.  Ask me in about 6 weeks how much I am loving winter...LOL! Seriously though, the kids are getting what seasons mean now and it is awesome. 

#15-  We are thankful for having this blog to go back and reminisce all the days past.  There are so many things that we would have totally forgotten about infancy and toddlerhood had we not had it all documented on here.

#14-  We are thankful for having DVD's of all our best memories of the past four years.  It is nice to put on the videos and see them grow right in front of our eyes.

#13-  We are thankful for things to look forward to.  We count down the days to our many adventures, both big and small, by counting down sleeps.  We love to see how much they look forward to things and how everything in life is a big deal to them.

#12-  We are thankful for hiking trails.  The kids love to take little adventure on the trails.  We cannot wait to bring them on longer ones this summer.

#11-  We are thankful for living in a small town.  It is nice to be able to feel safe in our little community and to have had all the support from our community that we had when we needed it.

#10-  We are thankful for photographs.  Just looking around our living room and bedroom at all the pictures of the kids brings a smile to my face and makes me realize just how fortunate we are.

#9-  We are thankful for quality time.  In the hustle and bustle of life, the days sometimes go by far too quickly.  Having even just a few moments of quality time each day can make all the difference in the world.  Days when we are lucky enough to spend the day just as the six of us are very dear.

#8-  We are thankful for dance parties.  The kids love music and love to dance...we love to see them dance!  It is a fun family activity for nights where we just hang out in our jammies.

#7-  We are thankful for imaginations.  Seeing the kids play pretend and use their imagination makes me so happy.  There are so many kids out there who don't know how to use that talent.  As crazy as some of their stories are it is so nice to hear them told.

#6-  We are thankful for communication.  In this day and age we have so many ways to keep us in touch with those we love.

#5-  We are thankful for a big backyard for the kids to explore and play in.  It gets them moving, playing, and imagining all sorts of things.

#4-  We are thankful for holidays.  They bring families and friends together, provide us with many memories and allow us to show those closest to us how much we love them.

#3- We are thankful for the past.  Life's challenges have put us where we are today and have lead us onto the road for a fabulous future.

#2-  We are thankful for today.  Tomorrow is never a guarantee so we always need to remind ourselves to live for today and enjoy every moment.

#1-  We are thankful for each other.  For quite some time we thought we were destined to be a family of two then we were blessed with our fabulous foursome.  As hectic as life is sometimes and as stressed as we can be, life wouldn't be the same without them.  We are so thankful we were chosen as their parents.

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