Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday

 Thankful for the bright yellow that has 
 illuminated our living room these past couple weeks!
We had a couple windy days though now so, the leaves are all off the tree!
 Thankful for our trampoline!!
I still say it's the best thing we've ever bought!
So sad, it must come down this weekend, before the snow flies
(which will be soon I think)
 Thankful I went through all my tons of cookbooks, you know the ones 
that tempt you at the checkouts?
I have a ton of them
And I rarely use them
But I would have bought more if I wouldn't have looked through these
to remind myself that I don't need any more!
 Like these Holiday ones, I gave them all away, I've never used them!
 Thankful for toddlers that still fall asleep in my arms....I love that, I cherish it.
(yes, that's my boob there)
 Thankful for Amish Friendship bread!
The kiddos think it's the best bread they've ever had....
I'm making more, in fact tomorrow, but not so sure I'll keep it going.  
(I don't like the bags on my counter all the time!)
 Thankful our redneck birdbath is actually empty now....this right before we emptied it, 
see the ice?  It's been getting pretty cold overnight here in MN
 Thankful for running kiddos all over the yard and through the leaves!

 Thankful for these last days of fall, the bright sunshine and beautiful leaves to play in...
 And Thankful for warm soup to have in the evenings!
(I just posted the recipe over on Kitchen Blessings)
 Thankful for Lite Brite!!  Now that it's so dark, so early, it's a fun thing for kiddos to play, 
we've used up all the papers it comes with, but we use construction paper cut into squares and they can 
either make their own designs and then poke them or make it random!
 Thankful I didn't explode when this full Blueberry smoothie went crashing out of one of  the kiddos hands 
splashing all over my leg, and every cupboard in the kitchen, and down the hallway and onto the 
kiddos new winter boots!!
 I actually smiled and grabbed my camera...
What else could I do?
We are still finding spots we've missed, 
Oh, and did I mention this happened 5 minutes before we had to leave for Band yesterday?
Oh, it did.
 Thankful my wedding ring still ankles and feet you could pop with a pin though!
I didn't think I'd retain water in the winter....I was wrong...
(Oh, gosh, look at my dry wrinkly hands!!  I have my dad's side of the family's fat farmer hands!)
 Thankful for cute, warm hats and mittens on little girls and 
Thankful Sweetie Pie loves wearing them this year!
 Thankful my roses are still blooming, even though they've lost their leaves!!
Thankful mostly that this week is almost done, it felt like a Monday today!
I am thankful for happy, healthy kiddos, even if they are all stinkers and drive me crazy most of the time!

Thankful I have
7 weeks, 4 days left 
til this sweet baby comes out!

Thankful Thursdays
A time to remember to be thankful
A pause in the week for praise,
thanksgiving and thinking positively
in addition to the normal daily praise
we need to give God.


  1. Jamie, I'm thankful for these posts. They always make me smile. :)

  2. I, too, am thankful for your posts. They enhance the gratefulness I already feel about what the Lord has given to us. Thank you, thank you!

  3. That gorgeous tree would brighten my day too! Love that your roses are still blooming. Only seven more weeks?I can't believe it's that soon!

  4. I love your thankful posts! I want a trampoline but my husband says they are too dangerous!

  5. Beautiful blessings as usual. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Got a great laugh out of the redneck birdbath:) Love that glorious yellow...We are just starting to get some of that here in California. Love it! Praying you are hanging in there. Did I tell you I offer up all of my prego friends, including the blogging world, at my weekly adoration? And guess what it's on Thursday!!! Know I'm praying for you on each of your Thankful Thursday's for the next 7 weeks! God Bless:) P.S.I feel the SAME way about our trampoline but our net is broken...need to get that fixed quick!

  7. I think I would have exploded... unfortunately... ;) I love these posts. Helps remind me what I am thankful for! Oh, I'll add one for you that I would be so thankful for right now -- for little girls who keep their clothes on!

  8. I didn't realize it was "Thankful Thursday," but that's where I headed accidentally on my post for today, too. Sometimes we just need that reminder. Thanks for reminding me!

  9. Oh man, that smoothie would have sent me over the edge! I hate when stuff like that happens. Especially when it's such a chore to reach the floor! I hope you put your kiddos to work on that one!

    Beautiful pictures of your children and the outdoors. Don't you love this time of year?

  10. Don't you love fall? Sigh.... Thankful for you today!!

  11. NOT thankful that for some reason, it takes a whole day for your newest blog to pop up on my blog feed!

    But thankful for your posts nonetheless.

    You are so brave to have a trampoline. Those scare the dickens out of me. David wants to get one someday: if he persists,I may need to have a serious chat with you about them.

    The kids look super cute, as usual!

  12. Thankful for your posts. I love seeing all the pictures of the kiddos as usual.

    Lost it over the goofing around this morning and orange juice flew everywhere. GOOF and play away from the table!!!!! I am talking wrestling. good grief. That blueberry smoothie looks so yummy!! hope you made more for the poor kiddo.

    We finally got a tramp and just pushed the whole thing in our shed.
    They are fun that is for sure.

    We had soup yesterday! Chicken noodle. We have the crud at our house and I am hoping some homemade soup will cure everything. Zach lost is voice this week. Amazing how everyone is quiet when he whispers.

    Have a good weekend!

  13. Lots to be thankful for! Glad you shared a smile with us! Best wishes for your growing family.

  14. What a beautiful post! I love that you are thankful for the good and the messy. :) We have not had amish bread starter in years! Usually someone passes it to us. That is the best bread ever. And that soup looks magical. I'll be heading over to get the recipe.

  15. Your children seem to love the beautiful fall weather! You have much to be thankful for indeed!

  16. I have to agree, I am thankful for these posts they all made me smile. Especially the one with your toddler sleeping. Isn't that the best :) I was just thinking about how close you are to meeting your precious little gift from God. Can't wait to find out what you had :)


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