Thursday, November 24, 2011

100 Reasons I'm Thankful

This Thanksgiving, Lauren Warner's post, "100 Reasons I'm Thankful" at Sipping Lemonade inspired me to share my own 100 Reasons I'm Thankful. 

I'm Thankful for...

1.  Pumpkins. Anything that smells or tastes like pumpkins

2.  Family

3.  Coffee

4.  A hamster named Isabella Fuzzball and a daughter who adores her

5.  iMacs, iPads, MacBooks and the iPhones that rule our household

6.  The examples of the Saints

7.  A comfortable house

8.  The hot Houston summers!

9.  Any rain, no matter how small

10. Elections every four years

11. Chocolate Chip Cookies

12. Lazy Sunday afternoons spent next to the pool with the family

13. My kids being funny and telling jokes

14. Family centered neighborhoods

15. Days I can curl up on the couch with a blanket and a good book

16. Pig Latin

17. Rock Band Wii

18. Hacienda Margarita

19. Red wine

20. The wonderful food at Brennan’s of Houston

21. The wonderful food my husband cooks out of the Brennan’s of Houston cookbook

22. Sting concerts with the hubby

23. Salmon fishing (and the 75 lbs of salmon brought back from Alaska)

24. Flying a kite

25. Our Cows at the ranch

26. The wide open skies of West Texas

27. Family road trips

28. Phi Mu Sisters

29. The love of my life

30. Jalapeno poppers

31. Buccee’s

32. The prayers of my children

33. Geocaching

34. Sappy television Christmas movies

35. The great example of my parents

36. Having spent my 25th birthday in Paris on my honeymoon

37. Cuddly babies

38. Chocolate covered popcorn made by my husband and kids

39. Breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day

40.The excitement of Cougar football

41. Breathtaking views in the Chinati mountains

42. Cub scout camping

43.A wonderful dedicated pediatrician

44. My husband’s dedication to work that enables me to stay home with the kids

45. Star Wars

46. A hairstylist who tells me the truth

47. Weekends at the ranch

48. My father’s ability to fix almost anything

49. Pleasant memories of childhood

50. Great friends who understand me and my quirks

51. New friends met through new media, who are as great in person as they are online

52. Catholic authors who help me discover the fullness of truth offered in the Catholic church


54. The love of my sister.  Without her, Sound Mind and Spirit would not be a reality

55. Comfy velour sweat suits I can wear everywhere

56. Playa del Carmen Mexico

57. The chance to get dressed up in something sparkly

58. The sun on my face

59. My in-laws who’ve accepted me as one of their own

60. Really tough workouts at the gym

61. Mundane household tasks

62. A sister in law who feels like a sister

63. Pandora

64. Deer, turkey, raccoons & other wildlife spotted on our ranch

65. The laughter of my children

66. My husband’s smile

67. My warm, comfortable bed

68. Discovering the joy of each stage of childhood as my kids get older

69. Dora the Explorer, Disney Princesses, The Wiggles & Barney – who helped me get a shower most days when the kids were little

70. Spending days with my family

71. All day lipstick

72. SQPN, who introduced me to a whole online world of Catholics

73. Tropical coconut drinks on the beach

74. Hanging out with family at the Ranch

75. Really loud music with a good dance beat

76. Sign language

77. Christmas decorations

78. A comfy chair

79. Health and mobility

80. The kids relationship with their great-grandmothers

81. Girls annual Christmas brunch

82. Minivans

83. Great fitting jeans

84. Pasta

85. Hiking

86. Beautiful art

87. Rosary

88. Cougar Basketball

89. Hugs from my children

90. Farmers who wave when you drive past on dirt roads

91. Conversations that make you lose track of time

92. A cool swimming pool on a hot, hot day

93. Walkie talkies on family road trips

94. Date night with my husband

95. Family movie night at home

96. Years of wonderful memories with my husband when we were just dating

97. Big bonfires at the ranch

98. Faith

99. God

100. Life

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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