Saturday, November 29, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Every year since I began my blog, I've posted a gratitude list written by everyone at our Thanksgiving table.  This year we were lucky enough to be with my in-laws in Oregon for the first time in 17 years.  Since they never use computers, they have no WiFi.  I admit, I've been having internet withdrawals.  It's two days late, but I couldn't stand to miss a year.  So, here it is.  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. 

a list of gratitude
* being all together * pumpkin pie * a new granddaughter * Lady * the way Dad always serves us by cleaning the kitchen * Miss Maudie and Eliza Bennett * whipped cream * Papa's new Indian name * Jason & Emma, our new youth pastors * hours of fun with a pack of red Solo cups * my phone * Instagram * texting * old pictures * awesome genealogy websites * Mom & Dad's house * friends who will still be my friends even after we move * fuzzy socks * new cousins * life-sized stuffed minions * *IKEA * Gareth * snuggling * Hunger Games * getting my top choice as I enter the Army * for my wife, who takes care of me and puts up with me * nail polish * family no longer living across the continent * my "Rocky Top" ringtone * bowling* shopping * it's going to be 70 and sunny when I get home to Charleston * my own bed * a nice house * good bras * laughter * my daughters in law * grandchildren * peace * Christmas is just around the corner * meeting goals * my wife of 54 years * the grace of God * siblings * peppermint sticks * tabbouleh for breakfast * open-faced turkey sandwiches * our good health * good books * hair products * Operation Christmas Child * candle warmers * writing in my journal * attending a church we love * small group * coupons * Ulta and Sephora * chevron and polka dots * throw pillows * healthy children * travel * budget * scissors * contentment * windchimes * turkey dinner * a good camera * my parents' good health * jobs we enjoy * love * love, Love, LOVE *


Gigi Thibodeau said...

What a fabulous list! Some of them made me stop and think while others, like "good bras," made me laugh out loud! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend. All best wishes to you and your wonderful family. xo

Linda said...

Wonderful list! Happy Thanksgiving and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

Lisa Gordon said...

This is a wonderful list, Relyn.
So very, very much to be grateful for.
A belated, but a very Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to be with family you havent gotten to see in so long and wonderful thing to be thankful for.

alexa said...

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Marilyn said...

A wonderful list. Your lists always help me to focus and notice some things I missed, like fuzzy socks, nail polish, coupons, a good camera,good health and so much more.
Thanks, so glad you are all tucked in back home now.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

A sweet list as always! Hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday with family. Where in Oregon were you?! I'm in Eugene but was in Medford for Thanksgiving with my sweetie's family.

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