Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We are so blessed

I can't believe it's Thanksgiving again already. It does not seem like that long ago that I was writing my last post about thankfulness. I guess time flies when you are having fun! I still remember Jamie and I making pies together in the kitchen last year - it really seems like it was just a few months ago.

This year I thought I would make a list of all the things I am thankful for again. I know - not very creative. But I think it's a good exercise to pause and think of all the ways in which you are blessed. Sometimes during the year we have a tendancy to focus on what we don't have, so I am glad Thanksgiving comes around once a year to bring the focus back to what we do have.

This year I am thankful for:
  • Starbucks Christmas Blend coffee
  • Jamie and Elise (of course!)
  • Our bed - I know, that is odd, but I just love our bed. I get such restful sleep in it.
  • The health of our family - Praise God for another year of good health!!! This is truly priceless.
  • Our first full family vacation to Disney & our adult trip to Vegas this past summer
  • Our jobs - With the economy in an incredibly fragile state, I am immensely thankful that Jamie and I both have reliable employment.
  • Jamie's successes, which include a trip to the state tournament in baseball and a playoff run in football that continues as I type this post
  • Our dogs, and the fact that they are finally outgrowing their chewing stage
  • My new lemon cookie recipe
  • Twilight - What a wonderful escape these books have been for me.
  • Happy hour at Sonic
  • Time spent with dad on my Fridays off
  • Sunny 99.1 and around the clock Christmas music!
  • The safety of our family and friends during Hurricane Ike, and the generosity of our neighbors during the clean-up efforts.
  • Electricity! Boy, we learned during the hurricane just how much we take that for granted!
  • S Factor hair products
  • Fuzzy Crocs - These things make the best house slippers on earth!
  • Cool Whip
  • Pinot Grigio
  • And most of all - Jamie & Elise. I know I already said that, but it's worth mentioning twice :)



NesrstaFamily said...

I feel the same way. I love your thankful lists. It makes the holiday so much sweeter. Glad you guys had a great Thanksgiving!