Sunday, February 27, 2011

THANKFULNESS #s 251 - 260

THANKFULNESS . . .

We have so many things for which we are thankful!
We are Truly BLESSED!

251. our family works together
252. we are healthy
253. Randy is recovering quickly
254. Garden salad
255. down time
256. clean bed sheets
257. coffee with irish cream
258. clean bathrooms ;-)
259. life returning to normal
260. weird moods

Thursday, February 24, 2011

THANKFULNESS #s 226 - - - 250

There are days it is hard to find something in which to be "Thankful".
But NOT impossible. 

226. Weight Watchers mints
227. our DVR
228. naps
229. facebook
230. milk delivery
231. healing
232. a Merciful God
233. books
234. being a Mom
235. take out . . . have I used this one before?
236. school
237. home cooked meals
238. thoughts of Spring
239. the smell of pizza
240. online ordering
241. a husband that gives baths to our boys
242. wonderful school teachers
243. bedtime
244. snuggly jammies
245. lullaby 
246. swiffer duster
247. online bill pay
248. hair color
249. a good night sleep 
250. candles

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

THANKFULNESS #s 211 -- 225

211. two washers and dryers
212. an evening off of bath duty
213. leftovers
214. clean laundry
215. new decor  . . . regardless of size
216. water with ice
217. a clean kitchen
218. tylenol
219. early bedtime
220. a new puppy
221. a fresh manicure
222. my husband gaining independence since knee replacement surgery
223. a good friend
224. morning phone calls to my Mom
225. early bedtime

Thursday, February 17, 2011

THANKFULNESS #s 201 - 210

I have so much to be THANKFUL for . . .

What about you?

I am continuing along with things I am thankful for:

201. a wonderful stylist
202. a few minutes of complete quiet
203. our dvr
204. take out
205. encouragement
206. good smelling bath soap
207. quiet mornings
208. puppy kisses
209. naps
210. car windows down on a beautiful day

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

THANKFULNESS #S 175 - 200

175. quiet hubs and me time . . .   just chilling out and enjoying one another's company
176. squeaky clean little boys
177. little boy haircuts
178. pain meds for my hubs
179. fresh ground coffee
180. little sayings from my boys
181. open doors for fresh air
182. thoughts of spring
183. little ones sleeping in their own beds
184. an awesome pediatrician office and staff
185. nail glue for those little oooppppsssses
186. understanding nurses, doctors and physical therapists
187. Cell phones
188. comfortable home
189. hand held sprayer in the shower
190. Our Lord is ALWAYS there
191. mouthwash
192. electric toothbrush
193. hair appointment day
194. warm weather
195. a large hospital close to where we live
196. the thawing of snow
197. a loving smile
198. cashmere mist perfume
199. ice and icing machine to help Randy's leg swelling go down
200. beautiful and sweet daughter

Sunday, February 13, 2011

THANKFUL # 151 . . . 175

MORE THANKFULNESS . . .

151. Peace
152. Encouragement
153. my soul mate ~ my husband
154. the support of my husband
155. the hope of tomorrow
156. the opportunity to watch my boys play in the snow
157. warm mittens
158. time to chat with my man
159. earphones
160. ipod
161. Charmin toilet paper
162. Valentine cards
163. bags of Valentine treats
164. Valentine parties
165. LOVE
166. thinking about miracles
167. religious freedom
168. thoughtful children
169. safety
170. security
171. a freshly sharpened pencil
172. a clean bathroom
173. a baby's first tooth
174. my four year old losing two bottom teeth
175. sleep

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Thankfulness #s 126 - 150

126. hard boiled eggs that peel beautifully
127. hearing my 8 year old giggle at icarly
128. sweet little secrets
129. freshly fallen snow
130. warmer weather
131. rocking/swaying a baby to sleep
132. the sweet smell of  a baby
133. cool whip snack with my boy
134. a good night sleep
135. a day that goes according to plan (which is rare)
136. the sound of geese flying overhead
137. watching my boys build a snowman
138. Saturday mornings (for sleeping in)
139. 19 Kids and Counting (television series of the Duggar Family)
140. Season Premiere time
141. fresh flowers
142. lighthouses
143. watching my girl draw
144. puppy kisses
145. Yankee candles
146. lanterns
147. a warm fire's glow
148. bare feet on a clean floor
149. new makeup
150. tootsie pops

Thursday, February 10, 2011

THANKFULNESS #s 101 - 125

101. fresh raspberries
102. chocolate covered strawberries
103. fresh new pillows
104. a loving husband
105. sweet snuggles from hubs
106. family movie night
107. red envelope
108. email with teachers
109. chats at dinner
110. holding hands with my hubs
111. snow shovels
112. salt for icy sidewalks
113. new books
114. cell phones
115. laptops with broadband
116. sunroof in my car to let the sunshine in
117. icarly . . . pretty cute and clean!
118. Amy Grant/ Michael W Smith Concert tickets . . . orchestra pit
119. hair mousse
120. my four year old running into my arms after a morning at preschool
121. milk man that delivers
122. watching my eight year old lick pudding from a pudding cup
123. favorite t shirts
124. new socks
125. snack time . . . which seems to be all the time for the boys

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wednesday . . . more thankfulness

Today was a bit harder to find things to be thankful for . . .

Do you ever have days like that?

Praise God . . . when I put my mind to it . . .

I came up with these:


76. not giving in to pizza
77. my cleaning lady
78. my Grace & Strength coach Brenda
79. a happy and weet weet weet sounding guinea pig
80. freshly groomed dogs
81. cake bar mixes
82. ear plugs
83. computer technicians
84. reading book time with my four year old
85. silliness
86. potty trained children
87. preschool
88. diet pepsi
89. alice.com
90. little boys singing
91. 8 year old boy learning to play the recorder . . . ahem!
92. compliments on baked goods
93. the yummy smell in my house when I bake
94. an empty laundry hamper
95. peanut & tree nut free treats
96. smiling children
97. the sound of my husband's voice
98. good helpers
99. freshly bathed kiddos
100. freshly manicured nails


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Thankful on Wednesday . . .

my list of Thankfulness continues . . . 

51. socks (which is crazy, because I used to never wear them)
52. Shutterfly . . . I can make the most amazing photo memories
53. computer knowledge
54. snuggly blankets/throws
55. yummy apples
56. for my Daddy
57. for morning talks with my Mom
58. gentle shoulder rubs from my hubs
59. computers (even though at times they drive me crazy)
60. automatic washer and dryers
61. wireless 
62. cool ringtones
63. prayer
64. nap time
65. toilet paper
66. fresh smelling laundry
67. clean bathrooms
68. home delivery
69. a clean car
70. breakfast
71. dates with my husband
72. time out with my girl
73. dates with my boys
74. mail delivery without bills
75. spiral notebooks

Ann Voskamp's Book one thousand gifts

I am currently reading Ann's book and have decided to "take" the challenge as well. In the year 2011 I would like to list 1,000 things to be THANKFUL for.  ONE THOUSAND THINGS I LOVE!

Here goes:
  1. a hot cup of coffee
  2. clean drinking water
  3. medicine
  4. doctors
  5. warm tea to soothe coughs
  6. snuggly dogs
  7. eye glasses
  8. automatic thermostats
  9. heat
  10. dishwashers
  11. humor
  12. silliness
  13. God's Grace
  14. Christian authors
  15. teachers
  16. electricity
  17. stain remover
  18. deodorant
  19. my Bible
  20. sleep
  21. little boys
  22. my kids . . . all five, even though there are days they drive me crazy
  23. Salvation . . . I was six years old
  24. photographs of special memories
  25. Dvds
  26. puffs tissues
  27. nasal saline
  28. immunity boost vitamins
  29. candles
  30. pens and pencils
  31. diet pepsi
  32. indoor plumbing
  33. "I Love You"s from my kids . . . just because
  34. days to myself . . . even if they are few and far between
  35. freshly washed blankets and sheets
  36. obedient children
  37. imaginations
  38. grapes
  39. post-it stickies
  40. forgiveness
  41. second chances
  42. the sound of a clock ticking . . . quietly in perfect time
  43. pencil sharpeners ~~~ electric
  44. ice cubes
  45. the gonging of chimes in the wind
  46. automatic car washes
  47. my beautiful daughter's giggles
  48. facebook updates
  49. sleepy little ones
  50. quiet evening