Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Gratitude

I am thankful...

...that the 12-year-old boy learned to make yeast doughnuts, covered a piece of cardboard with foil of his own accord, topped the foil tray and the doughnuts with plastic wrap and donated them to the school cake walk...

...that my husband takes it upon himself to buy pipe cleaner and beads while in the states, brings them home and gathers the kids 'round to make Christmas tree ornaments...

...that I have two good, sturdy legs to help me accomplish all I need to do throughout the day, namely anchoring two babies while I stir cooking cranberries as they try to get as high off the floor as they can...

...that the kids love to help in the kitchen...

...that the kids are learning spanish as we raise them here in Mexico and I find notes laying around the house like this...

(Translation - Thursday, the 4th of December, AnaLuisa, I can't play because I'm going to El Paso, Claire)

...that the babies LOVE their bath time!


...for movie night...

...that I had lots of helpers when it came to putting up the Christmas tree...

...that the 16-year-old boy isn't afraid to prepare the tree skirt...

...that his friend isn't afraid to twirl with it around his neck, just to make sure it is well prepared for the tree...

...for lots of help with the decorations...

...that Joseph slept in my arms while the kids decorated the tree, thus affording me a moment of relaxation time...

...that we have a beautiful final product with lots of lasting memories...


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18 comments:

Melinda said...

WOW! Reed really impressed me with the doughnuts. John is a great, my husband would of never of done that on his own. Your tree is huge..BEAUTIFUL

Denise said...

Such great pictures, blessings to your family.

Janujennifer said...

Oh wow... great pictures! I love the smile of baby on the second picture.

My Thankful Thursday entry is posted here. Please drop by if you have the time.

shopannies said...

That was great of your son to do shows he has a big heart for things he supports

Jill said...

I know I say this every week!

But I LOVE your TT posts!

I didn't know you are raising your family in Mexico. How beautiful of an experience for all of you! Your home looks gorgeous. The tree turned out so pretty and the memories of it will last a lifetime!

God bless you,
Jill

MInTheGap said...

Great list, and beautiful pictures.

Life's great when everyone pitches in. Happy T13!

Bethany Cox said...

that is a big tree.

Laurie Ann said...

Oh, how I love to see the pictures of your blessings in action! Happy Thankful Thursday!

C said...

I think Reid is so cool.

I love all the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Well goodness! I sure hope you share the doughnut recipe they look awesome! :)

Mary said...

Wow! Great pictures. You have a beautiful tree to go with your beatiful family.

Emily said...

Love the picture of the twins in the tub. Sooo cute. Your tree is huge. Wow! I need a sixteen year old to help me decorate.

newlyweds said...

Wow, what a beautiful huge Christmas tree!! And a house full of great kids!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Great list - I love the spirit of the season that your whole family has!

Sheila said...

Such a great kitchen! You have every right to love it and be proud! The kitchen should be the hub/heart of the home and it looks like you and your hubby have done just that.

Farrah said...

How cool! Thank you for sharing your pictures!

Merry Christmas!

Laura said...

What a pretty Christmas tree...and a BIG Christmas tree!

Puanani503 said...

Great post, those doughnuts look really yummy..love the family pictures and how everyone pitches in to help out. That's a huge christmas tree too..really beautiful:)
we just put ours up last night and have only put up the paper links:)
Love your blog:)