It has become a tradition for everyone present to help write my Thanksgiving Day blog post. Everyone here joins me in wishing you a happy, happy Thanksgiving. We pray your year will be joyous. We pray you'll know bone deep how very much you are loved. We pray you will know you are blessed each day that you live. From our home to yours happy Thanksgiving, my friends. I love you.
a list of gratitude
* Arlen's life * Sloane's height * mashed potatoes and gravy * Sloane-made pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top * friends * our Bible study group * Thomas Elementary * spurts of energy * trip to Alaska with my granddaughter * full stomachs * dogsled ride * turkey * warm house on a cold day * a paid for house, every day * old friends * a good doctor * Alaska * a house we can afford * long walks * left-over turkey sandwiches * ice skating * cute clothes * polka dots * the Bible * the way my Daddy always does the dishes * getting taller * Thanksgiving * great jewelry * Post it notes * thoughtful people * good health for my family * hot air balloon rides * Mesa Verde * kites * craft projects * It's a Wonderful Life * root beer * blogging * half of half store * Target * shooting * photography * a beautiful home * working in a library * Papa * cousins * still being able to work at 74 * travel * paid for, dependable, fuel-efficient automobiles * Tara, Briana, Melissa, Anita, Kelly, Krista, and Katie * students that remind you of why you do the job * Alert * tabbouleh * having a job * grandparents * America, America, America * the right to vote * dogs, dogs, dogs * the way our puppies look curled up asleep in their doghouse * the power of prayer * a clean, organized closet * Doug Reeves and his bow tie * Christmas is just around the corner * books * friends at work * comparatively inexpensive fuel prices * star gazing * blogs * wood fires * no school * public libraries * purple * the increasing gospel opportunities around the world * birthdays * Jeffrey's family * used book stores * Persephone * glasses * 2012 Olympics * colored ink pens * swimming pools * cameras * rainbows, after Joplin tornado * unimpaired vision * taste buds * road trips * Lauren and her family (Sloane's best friend) * chocolate * God's blessings yet to come * faith * laughter * family game nights * wonderful sisters * pizza * Sloane's cross necklace * movie nights * fresh, running water * showers * the way we are always needing new bookshelves * having enough * paperbackswap.com * Littlest Pet Shop * pretty dishes * free pain medicine * Walther P.22 * Wednesday Wars * iPods * veterans * Bapak * service men and women * vintage cameras * JD * good podcasts * lace curtains * adventures * teachers * Mrs. Highley * Ibu * magazines * choices * Sloane, Sloane, Sloane * the chance to be a parent * life * liberty * Gareth * stuffed animals * love * hugs * kisses * affection * giggles * love, love, love *
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