Thursday, December 1, 2011

New Addition

For several years we have done a Thankfulness Tree in November.  In the past I have drawn the tree trunk and branches on freezer paper and cut out construction paper leaves to put on each day with the things we are thankful for....

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This year, courtesy of Grandma Alice, we had a new addition-- this Pottery Barn Tree.  Each leave has a number of the date and a pocket to tuck in a piece of paper where you have written what you are thankful for.  Not only is our new tree much prettier than my drawing, it was SO much less time consuming!!!

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I thought I would share some of the things our family was thankful for this November...

  • job security
  • honesty
  • Grandmas, Grandpas, Aunts, Uncles, and Theodore (the teady bear!)
  • Husky Grams
  • the beautiful paint fairy:)
  • naps
  • painter's tape
  • girl time
  • indoor plumbing
  • Quotes of the Day
  • tacos
  • Netflix
  • free lunch
  • IHOP breakfast club
  • the right to vote
  • a 10 min. orthodontist appointment
  • Daddy
  • a family that works together
  • open gym
  • audiobooks
  • chicken nuggets
  • Rolos
  • Sprite
  • sleep
  • a shower without David screaming
  • Jesus loving me

And, as this new season of advent begins, I pray our family will continue to focus on how thankful we are, especially for that little boy born in a manager.