Thursday, November 13, 2008

And Yet More Things For Which I am Thankful

I am thankful...

...for all the unfathomable things THIS man did for me...


...that the eight-year-old boy loves to find recipes on the internet...

...that my mom forced me take piano lessons for 12 years (okay, some of the years I actually liked it)...


...that I have a pair of really cute twins...


...that we have chickens...


...for desert plant life...


...for yeast, or else we would have to eat unleavened bread, like THIS loaf in which I forgot to add the yeast...


...when all three of the babies sleep at the same time. It is absolutely euphoric...


...for dark chocolate milk shakes...


...that my dad got to know and love the twins before he died...


...that my 12-year-old loves to save money all year long and buy things like a Play Station and Rock Band


...that I've have learned in my sojourn here on this earth how to fold a fitted sheet perfectly... (click HERE to learn how!)...


...that my mom is GORGEOUS and maybe I'll turn out like her one day!


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29 comments:

Denise said...

Such wonderful blessings.

Serendipity said...

Once again, I've enjoyed how you used lovely pictures for your post! Happy TT!

Duke, Kathryn, & Seamus said...

I really enjoyed seeing all the things you are thankfull for! I also would love to see a post about how you folded that fitted sheet. I didn't even know they could look like that!!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Wonderful!!! The one of your father and the 'knowing of the twins'...that is a heart breaker!

My 13 is posted...scroll down below my Choir section to the T-13 button on my Thursday blog! Come by if you can find some time!

Happy day to you.

4 Lettre Words said...

Great list and beautiful pictures!!

Grammy said...

I love your post. Family and chocolate is on the top of my list too.
Have a great day.
Grammy

Melinda said...

I think in the world today it is so improtant to stop and think of the things we are thankful for...we have so much. Thanks for sharing.Love your pics.

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Beautiful! Thanks :) ♥ Hugs!

the singer family said...

your mom is gorgeous and you are well on you way to being as sweet and beautiful as she is.

newlyweds said...

What a great thankful thursday!

Peggy said...

Blessings...What a wonderful way to have FOTOS tell your thankfulness!!
I really enjoyed seeing each one!
How awesome that you even have a photo of JESUS!!! and of course have placed HIM in #1. How aMazing that your dad saw your twins & you have him & them & your mom listed!
You have 9 kids from babies to 12?
That is alot to be thankful for and praise God for His Provision & Love
for this beautiful family! Thank you for sharing a grateful heart!

Emily said...

I want one of those milk shakes. YUM! How can I get my eight year old to look up recipes? I'm impressed.

Laurie Ann said...

I love how you posted pictures for these blessings. The one of all of them asleep is so precious! Happy Thankful Thursday!

marina said...

that is a truly special list! There are sooooooo many things to be grateful, way more than what we find to complain.
thanks for the list
See if you can find the craziest animal?
TT13 Animals

Jill said...

Your list every week blesses me so much!

ok, i so want to know how to fold a fitted sheet. i refuse to let anyone see our linen closet and my lack of folding abiilities.

praising God for your father knowing your twins too. what blessed memories for all of you.

your mother is beautiful!

love your passion for life!

in His amazing grace,
jill

Amanda B. said...

These are always so fun to read- and so very true! That bread is hilarious!!!! :)

Jennifer said...

Beautiful blessing! I loved the pictures...precious children.

Happy TT!

jeanne said...

Those are wonderful things to be thankful for. Your photos touch my heart as well as your text. You have a beautiful family to be thankful for.

Hugs...Jeanne

Bonnie said...

Hey... how do you fold a fitted sheet perfectly?? :) Actually...I loved your post. Thank you for sharing your wonderful family. Blessings!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

I loved this post and seeing all of your pictures!
My favorite, I got to see your mom finally! I've seen your aunt, but not your mom! Awesome1

BJ said...

Wow. What an awesome list. I love the pictures. I think it's wonderful that your son has learned to save money at such a young age. Wish I could teach my 24 year old how to do it.

Mom2my9 said...

For those of you who asked about how I fold a fitted sheet, just click on the blue writing on that particular caption and it will take you to my "How to fold a fitted sheet" post! Whenever you see blue wording on my blog, it's a link that will take you to another page. Thanks for asking!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your post made me cry, because I could feel the truth in every one of your words. How beautiful that you know what to be thankful for and how lovely that Jesus has given you the gift to express your feeling so well. I love all of your babies, and that your dad got to enjoy them before he went to be with Jesus. Happy Thankful Thursday. Karen

Julie said...

You've got me crying here. I love the photo of your dad with one of the twins. So sweet. I wish my mom could have gotten to know my last three kids. She was amazing.

Dustybug said...

Mmmm...dark chocolate milk shakes.

How did you get all three of those kiddos asleep in the same place??? I'm in awe. We're about to move and my kids are going to have to share a room, which they have not done before, and I'm terrified!

BTW, I have you an award over at my blog, swing by when you get a chance!

Elizabeth said...

Ok, I have to know how you fold the fitted sheet perfectly!

Your post was lovely.

Kristy Howard said...

I'm enjoying your blog... such sweet pictures! I could definitely learn a thing or two from you on how to [neatly] fold a fitted sheet!

~Kristy @ Homemakers Cottage

ru4real said...

I love your attitude of gratitude. What a busy and beautiful home you have! I'm definately jumping over to check out your solution to the fitted sheet dilemma.

Laura said...

What a great list. I love the picture of your dad with the baby. What a special picture.