Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22, 2018


Over the last few weeks, each of the members of my family secretly wrote, on little strips of paper, all the things for which they are thankful and tossed them into a basket.  We read through them at breakfast this am, and I thought today would be the perfect time to share those entries here on my blog.  Please keep in mind that this is by no means an exhaustive list (We had over 200 entries.), and see if you can guess who might have written what.  In no particular order, we are thankful for...
  1. hiking
  2. books
  3. science
  4. pasta
  5. good coworkers
  6. the night sky, which we can actually see here in El Paso
  7. electronics
  8. the Bible
  9. national parks
  10. a beautiful, new, four-bedroom home
  11. weekends
  12. Elmo
  13. unconditional love
  14. new beds
  15. cinnamon-raisin bread custard
  16. pumpkins
  17. coffee
  18. tea
  19. pizza
  20. family movie night
  21. board games
  22. cacti
  23. Mom
  24. flowers
  25. a fireplace
  26. libraries
  27. living in a flat neighborhood
  28. authors
  29. fruit
  30. peanut-butter blossoms
  31. hot cocoa
  32. a supportive wife
  33. Christ
  34. Mexico
  35. animals
  36. Aegis Fire Protection
  37. Western States Fire Protection, my hubby's employer here in El Paso
  38. our Rocky Mountains
  39. the desert
  40. Mrs. Amsbaugh, Adina's online, 4th-grade teacher
  41. Wellie Wishers
  42. a garage (Woohoo!  We've wanted one of these for years and YEARS, and they're the BEST!)
  43. Mom's cooking
  44. Harvest Christian Center
  45. the seasons
  46. Hueco Tanks
  47. Star Wars
  48. honey
  49. sports
  50. oceans
  51. our family
  52. Ezekiel
  53. justice
  54. laughter
  55. friends
  56. Adina
  57. the Royals
  58. robes
  59. sunshine
  60. clothes
  61. the Chihuahuas
  62. caves
  63. Summer, our 13-year-old dog
  64. Barnes and Noble
  65. Marvel movies
  66. grandparents
  67. homeschooling
  68. gorp
  69. camping
  70. horses
  71. pajamas
  72. Christmas trees and lights
  73. bedtime
  74. Mom's bread
  75. Kaden
  76. my telescope (Ezekiel tossed this one into the mix.)
  77. Addison, Adina's best friend
  78. instruments
  79. Canutillo High School (This is where Ezekiel is continuing his marching/concert band education, and they have welcomed our homeschool family with open arms.)
  80. Kansas
  81. Winnie the Pooh
  82. pumpkin pie
  83. Snowflake, our bunny
  84. colors
  85. Daddy (That one was me ;).  I really do love my husband.)
  86. plants
  87. music
  88. the Ahnfeldts, special family friends
  89. swimming pools
  90. El Paso
  91. bookshelves
  92. apple crisp
  93. my new, bed canopy (Adina added this one to the basket.)
  94. space
  95. forgiveness
  96. nature
  97. librarians
  98. great grandparents
  99. art supplies
  100. blog friends (That's YOU!)
From my family to yours, have a truly blessed Thanksgiving!  And to all those who don't live in the United States, have an absolutely fantastic day!  Hugs!