Sunday, November 30, 2008

I am Thankful for...

As we wrap up this Thanksgiving weekend, and head into the wonderful world of Christmas, I thought I'd share some of the smaller things I am thankful for right now. Of course I'm thankful for the bigger things...My family, my friends, my health, my wonderful God...I am SO thankful for all of that. But there are small things too, simple things, that are making me happy right now...

My new coffee pot! The not-so-old one bit the dust a couple of weeks ago. I found one I wanted, but thought it was too pricey, and decided to wait. One week later my sweet husband surprised me with it!

My Christmas Decorations! I am loving our single large Christmas tree this year. I went with just one big tree (we usually have 2 or 3) because I didn't want to spend the entire month of December picking up broken ornaments my son flung across the room. Jason, Ellie and I made paper garlands for the big tree this year. They turned out SO cute! Seriously, that tree looks adorable. The girls have smaller trees in their rooms as usual, but Austin...yeah, not so much. Since I'm 99% sure he'd destroy a tree in his room, we skipped that this year. Instead I hung a garland above his window, and hung his ornaments from that. So far he hasn't reached it. :)

Speaking of decorations...they're done! I am so thankful for that! I had pulled everything out three weeks ago thinking...I'll get it up fast, and get this mess put away...or not. Instead the mess took over several rooms while we battled colds and injuries. When I finished a week ago, I wanted to shout AMEN!

I am thankful for yesterday morning. Yesterday morning my girls played nicely together for 3 hours. I don't think that has ever happened. They fight, a lot, and it's hard for me to understand. I'm an only child. Anyway, yesterday morning they really enjoyed each other, and that just made me so happy. Little victories.

Snow! I woke up this morning to snow flurries! There's just something about a little snow to make you REALLY ready for Christmas!

And last but not least...Being caught up! My mom kept the girls last night, and between that little break, and a couple of mornings at home, I have caught up on things. Things like laundry, dishes, and Sleep!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Blessings from my home to yours!


JP's MOM said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend!

Hooray for grammies!

Janelle said...

I am shouting AMEN with you! Love this thankful list. It's the little things...and of course the caffeine sure helps put things in perspective!

Laney-Lou said...

Sounds like to me you've got it all together girlfriend!! And just so you know, Lauren and I fought all the time. Remember those babysitting times?? Ya, it's normal. But definitely a victory to celebrate when sisters play nicely! Love you...I'M SO THANKFUL FOR A GREAT AND WONDERFUL COUSIN!

Fran said...

Sometimes I think the smaller things are the sweetest of things to be thankful recognize them. We're all grateful for the big ones, but I don't wanna miss those little ones.

Big hugs~

Darlene R. said...

Good for you on getting caught up on some things. Isn't that a great feeling? It was good to read an update from you! I got all my decorations up except for one section of garland up the stairway. I wonder if it will actually get up before Christmas? :)

Carissa said...

love the little things...cause after the end, they add up to the big things! : )

Teresa said...

Three glorious hours of peaceful playing!

You are speaking my love language here, sista!

So glad you had a great day and were able to get stuff done! Your Mama ROCKS and I'm so glad she helps out...and I know the kids adore her!

PS--way to score a new coffee pot! Is it Austin and couch proof? :)