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Gratitude, Day 30: best year yet

Gratitude, Day 30: best year yet

I’ll finish out my gratitudes, and the year, with some of my favorite moments from 2011. Violet’s 6th birthday; NW parents’ visit; and snow! Out of the Blue’s special guest star killing the crowd at the Triangle Farmers’ Market; Port Aransas with friends. Hill Country camp wedding, NE parents’ visit, Pappy Hour pirate gig, Graham’s […]

Gratitude, Day 29: gratitudes

Gratitude, Day 29: gratitudes

I have to admit that I wasn’t sure I’d make it through this exercise.  I mean, it’s one thing to think about what you’re grateful for, and another to sit down and write about it.  Or even take a photo and post it.  Especially since the only time I can really sit down for a […]

Gratitude, Day 28: Wordless Wednesday

Gratitude, Day 28: Wordless Wednesday

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Gratitude, Day 27: "experiences not stuff" Christmas

Gratitude, Day 27: “experiences not stuff” Christmas

I was a little worried, but it seems that I did not, in fact, ruin Christmas.  We had many discussions about it, and I must say that the kids did not waver in their excitement about putting “things to do” on their wish lists.  There was a brief moment of panic when Graham told us, […]

Gratitude, Day 26: art with kids

Gratitude, Day 26: art with kids

Oh how I love to sit down with the kids and a pile of paper, glue, markers, and whatever other scraps we can find, to create something.  (In fact, I may like it more than they do.) Over the past 5 years or so we’ve done a ridiculous amount of Letter Art.  I’m a little sad […]

Gratitude, Day 25: Christmas

Gratitude, Day 25: Christmas

It was just lovely. Sweet. Joyful. Comfortable. Relaxing. And now it’s over, which is perfectly fine with me.  

Gratitude, Day 24: homemade cookies sent from far away

Gratitude, Day 24: homemade cookies sent from far away

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the not a creature was stirring.  Not even a The were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of danced in their heads. (… the rest of the delicious poem has […]

Gratitude, Day 23: work

Gratitude, Day 23: work

These days I’m grateful more than ever that Rob has a good job.  Not just a good job, but a job he likes.  A career that has allowed me to stay home with the kids while they’re small. Skills!  Here he is, turning an ancient hand-me-down computer into a kid-computer.  Brilliant.  (One of the many […]

Gratitude, Day 22: the mamas

Gratitude, Day 22: the mamas

To all the mamas.  Mine, and hers, and hers, and all the way on back.  To my mama friends, who love my kids.  To the mama-figures, in my life, past and present.  And to all the future mamas, who will share this gratitude someday.

Gratitude, Day 21: Wordless Wednesday

Gratitude, Day 21: Wordless Wednesday