29 February 2012

thankful thursdays begin!

Welcome to the very first Thankful Thursday.
There are so many things to be grateful for in our everyday lives:
whether it's big or small, a grand gesture, a tiny encouragement,
a finished project, a moment of quiet, kindness from a stranger...
there is always something to be thankful for.
My hope is that this will be a place of encouragement as we see the good things
that are happening all around us!

Today I am grateful that my husband worked a short day,
called me from work and told me he was taking us all out for pizza.
No cooking, no cleaning, no arguing over how many bites of peas they had to eat.
I am thankful that when we got home, Nick took over all kid duties so that I could 
work on putting some photo books together of all the boys baby photos.
I am only 4 1/2 years behind.
And I had a credit for some free books that expired tonight at midnight.
I caught up on years of photos in three hours.
Who says procrastinating doesn't pay?
I am grateful for cranberry shortbread cooling on my stove for friends tomorrow morning.
And I am oh so thankful for a quiet house, 
a warm cozy bed awaiting me, 
and the potential for 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
(I hope I didn't just jinx myself.)

Happy Thursday, friends!

a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut

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  1. I'm thankful for my wonderful girls, their wonderful husbands, and 4 very beautiful children. AMEN.

  2. i am so glad you had a chance to relax a bit!

    enjoy your weekend :)

  3. I came to say hi and found this hop...i am grateful for it!!
    happy weekend!

  4. what a great surprise. love it when husbands do things like that. i'll be joining you on thursday!!