Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving


Each Thanksgiving, probably like every other family in America, we go around the table several times and list the things for which we are grateful. Here is our list for Thanksgiving 2008.

* peppermints * family * sixteen and a half years with Murphy the cat * a job in this economy * mountains * valleys * a warm home * chocolate * Gopti, the cat * books * hills * NBC (discount clothing store) * St. Louis zoo * lip gloss * American Girl dolls * a pretty home * friends gathered around the table * a nice warm bed when I'm tired * gel pens * office supply stores * Hobby Lobby * stuffed animals * fudge * Scrabble * Uno * dominoes * good sportsmanship * chocolate milk * kissing * jewelry * emerald green * the vivacity of teenagers * the sweetness of little seven year old girls * Beethoven * Moonlight Sonata * live theater * Build-a-Bear * art museums * squeaky voices * musicals * scripture * Crazy by Patsy Cline * Jesus' love * the Bible * wedding rings * sex * teaching * live music * grandparents * parents * living close to family * green apples * stinky smells that make Momma laugh * crafting time together * recycling * Willa Cather * paper * the Earth * trees * getting rid of training wheels * Old Glory * saxophones * being able to vote * funnel cakes * belts * seconds * silk ties * a new lipstick * roads less traveled and different drummers * cameras * celebrations * pedicures * hammocks * swings * trampolines * quality underwear - no wedgies * memories * apple pie * libraries * librarians * words * dictionaries * these words: conundrum, conflagration, macabre * walking at the water's edge * the wind * the moon's many faces * ring pops * little girls with sparkly nails * black and white photography * blogging * bloggy friends * Mommas and Daddys who read aloud * crystal * spheres * mercury glass * Elvis * Jerry Lee Lewis on the piano * choices * possibilities * warm socks * blowing the whistle at the end of recess * train travel * shoes that don't hurt * hobbies * iPods * technology * Sweet and Sassy club * friends * Silver Dollar City * Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade * thoughtful gifts * rubber cement * dangling earrings * freckles * laughing so hard you snort * memories of Egypt * a house full of food and laughter * family coming home for Christmas * rainbows * butterflies * animals * flowers * good perfume * playing at Sephora * chess pie * shelter magazines * Netflix * powdered sugar donuts * ferris wheels * Flickr * scented candles * decks * Pride and Predjudice * fleece * Comfort Island * Crest whitening strips * the Sparkle Room * cooking * chocolate chip cookies * Tinker the talking Christmas tree * Relyn * Jeffrey * Sloane * Brett * Lynn * Grammie * Ibu * Bapak * Dale * Ethel * Arlen * Lucy * Alex * Avery * Julian * Marisa *




The list makers: my mom, dad, husband, daughter, and me at Estes Park July 2005. Photographed by an obliging stranger.

13 comments:

Wendy said...

Lovely, happy family! :) Happy Thanksgiving!

Gillian said...

Now that is some list.
You've made me count my own blessings, Relyn. Thank you!

Jeanne said...

I love you my darling friend.
Love Jeanne

ELK said...

what joy-filled list and picture

The Lil Bee said...

YAY! Another list! I have to laugh that "quality underwear" follows "trampolines". I imagine trampolines could give quite a wedgie if you're not wearing quality underwear. Hope you had a great day yesterday with the fam:)

Suvarna said...

There are so very many things to be greatful for aren't there? Wonderful and inspired list. Happy Thanksgiving!

Jessica said...

That's a list to stick right on the wall to read daily. I hope you had an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving!

Beth said...

what a fun list...so much to be thankful for and obviously so many things that make you and your loved ones happy !!!...you are blessed !!!

robin bird said...

i suspect this list came pretty easy to you and your family. what a fun thing to do! did everyone add their ideas? did you record it and then transcribe it for our pleasure? i love the word ***conflagration***
XO

Gina said...

what a happy family!!!!!
Your friend
Gina from Germany

dutchbaby said...

How many times did you go around the table? My hubby and I love Crazy by Patsy Cline. And rubber cement! I love that! I thought I was the only one!

willow said...

Aww...I love this! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Your dad reminds me a lot of WT! :^)

spread your wings said...

I've really missed you while I was away. You have a beautiful family and what a inspiring list you all made. I can just hear you going around the table naming things you are thankful for - some funny things with a burst of laughter and some serious things named that bring you all back to reverence for the day - Thanksgiving.

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