When thinking of things that I am thankful for, I realized that it goes hand in hand with the things I love. So here are some of my loves and thankfuls.
A~ ARTIFICIAL TREES I can put it up on Thanksgiving morning and not have to worry about getting pine needles stuck in my socks by mid December.
B~ BOOKS and BLANKY Blanky gives Jake a level of love and support only a special Blanky can give. The same can be said with books for Joe and I. We fall deeply into them and crave more info on the ones we love. There is nothing better then seeing my kids want to get in cozy clothes and curl up with books they love.
C~ CELL PHONES I can not imagine raising a family without one! I panic if I forget it or the battery is low. I love being able to send a quick text for a random thought. I love that I am always ready for when I am needed.
D~ DOUGLAS One of my most favorite words in the world. My dad, my brother, my Jacob Douglas.
E~ EARLY BED TIMES Really, who isn't thankful for an early night of nothing once in a while.
F~FRIENDS and FAMILY I have the best in the world. I have friends that are like family and my family is also my very best friends. My 3 closest friends are wildly different but exactly the same. One just opens her arms when I walk in her home crying for random things my hormones make me cry over, one buys me the most yummy lip gloss because she knows I love to eat them, and the other is quiet and steady and has been since before I was married. They all have huge hearts, laugh at inappropriate things and are considered a part of our family. I would do anything for them and I know they would do anything for me.
G~ GIGGLES I am thankful that you can laugh at me. I am thankful that I can laugh at you. I am thankful that we can laugh together.
H~ HEALTH My family and friends are all healthy! I hope everyone can say the same thing.
I~ INTERNET I can find random ideas I didn't know I couldn't live without.
J~ JAKE and JOE My boys. They are so awesome. I hope to be just like them when I grow up.
K~ KELLY I'm so thankful that I am me. I have the best time, the best family, the best friends.
L~ LIPSTICK/GLOSS Any flavor, as long as it's a flavor. None of that original garbage. I love the taste and since I am not a make up girl, I love the pretty kick it can give a bare face.
M~ MOM and MIDGETS If I had to pick, I'd pick the same mom over and over. I am the mom I am today because of her. She is always telling me how impressed she is of the mom I have become and so proud of the things we do as a family. I really don't think she realizes that I am just trying to give my kids the same childhood I had. The only thing she could have done differently was have a midget. Short and simple (pun intended) I love them. Just the sight of them brings me great joy, they should be very proud of that.
N~ NAPS I am thankful that I can nap any where, any time.
O~ OLIVE GARDEN The first time I went there was my first Valentines day with Robert. If it was socially acceptable I would lick the salad bowl when I was done.
P~ PEOPLE MAGAZINE It gives me the perfect mix of mindless gossip and real world happenings.
Q~ QTIPS I would go nuts without them.
R~ ROBERT aka DAN He makes me the luckiest girl in the world.
S~ SPONGE CANDY Really, do I even need to validate this? Maybe this should be SUGAR because I love maple sugar too.
T~ TIM HORTONS Medium Cafe Mocha or Candy Cane Hot Chocolate. Everything Bagel toasted with butter or Cheese Crouton (known as a croissant to the rest of the world)
U~ UNCONDITIONAL LOVE I get it. I give it. Oddly enough my Robert just text me US for this letter.
V~ VAN I have no idea how we managed with a small Focus all those years. Joe can finally ride around without his chin on his knees.
W~ WEGMAN'S It's clean. It's store brand products taste good. It's close. It's reusable bags are my favorite. It watches my kids while I shop.
X~ XBOX Sometimes! When the kids are playing a game on the Kinect together. I like they can break a sweat in the winter playing a game that is more exercising then laying on the couch with a controller. Or when they want me to try out a game because I would be good at it because it requires flailing around in it.
I'm good at flailing.
Y~ YOU I love that you took time out of your day to read my blog.
Z~ ZIPPERS I really don't think they get as much praise as they deserve. Imagine if you had to button up your kids snow suits. Or if your jeans were buttons only. Not only would that be drafty, but if you are in a rush to get to the bathroom, you'd have to stand there and get all the buttons undone.
I am thankful that my life is not all serious and dull.