Monday, November 8, 2010

Celebrate Living Thanksgiving

My sweet friend Mary Joy is hosting something special on Mondays in November.  She is hosting a McLinky called Celebrate Living Thanksgiving.  The idea is to list 25 things you are thankful for.  So, I am participating in Mary Joy's celebration today.  Go on over to Mary Joy's and link up what you're thankful for. 

These are the things I am thankful for today:

1.  For my Jesus who died for me.

2.  For having the best parents in the whole world and the best brother and sister too!

3.  For my Hubby, my best friend.

4.  For my kids.

5.  I am thankful that my little L has been talking a little more lately.  This is an answer to prayer.

6.  I am thankful for all my kids' teachers.  I would not be a good homeschooling mom so I am so thankful for their teachers!

7.  I am thankful for all my extended family.  I have some of the best aunts, uncles and cousins you could ever imagine and I love them all.

8.  For special education teachers, especially L's teachers.  His preschool teachers were fabulous and his elementary teachers are precious too.  We are sooo blessed! 

9.  L's therapists.  I'm missing his preschool therapists.  They did so much for him.  I've only met a few of his new therapists, but I am thankful for them all.  Love you Gina!

10.  For this little girl sitting beside me and that I get to stay home with her everyday....for 9 more months.

11.  For my coffee with hazelnut Coffeemate.  MMMMMM! 

12.  For genetics.  I love seeing my parent's and Hubby's parents and us as parents, in our kids.  So cool!

13.  For the three day weekend we just had.

14.  For our troops that protect us everyday.

15.  For our military families and the sacrifices they make everyday.

16.  For our veterans. 

17.  For red and yellow leaves.  They are so pretty!

18.  For late night conversations with my Hubby.  It's the only time we don't have kids interrupting us.

19.  For watching my little girl play with her dolls.  I love that I can hear the words we say so often, repeated to her dolls, "Great job, baby."  and "You're the best in the whole wide world!"  "Eat your peas or you can't play Wii." 

20.  For a Hubby that loves me even though I am the most unorganized girl in the whole wide world!

21.  For all the little "Mom, I love you!" that I hear everyday.

22.  That God always provides for us even when it looks impossible.

23.  For my sewing machine.

24.  For my grandmother who taught me to be crafty.

25.  For the most affectionate Hubby ever.  I never thought I would find someone as loving as I am.

What are you thankful for?

I'm linking up to:  Weekend Bloggy Reading


  1. Oh Tanya, those are such touching reasons to be thankful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I didn't know about this wonderful Monday Thankfulness. I already posted some thing else... phooey. Well, I guess I'll be thankful that I get an entire week to make up my list.

    I love yours.

    I think you should have added this one: My mom is beautiful, and Debbie says I look just like her.

    (BTW, I put your blog button up on my blog as my button of the week. It's just a new thing I'm doing. )

  3. Enjoyed reading your list. "We could be really good friends, anyone who likes hazelnut creamer, is a friend indeed"! I loved the smiles from that precious little girl. Enjoy those last 9 months. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love you so much Tanya!!! Your blog is a bright spot in my whole day!! I love to read what you write....Keep up the good work...You are truly a blessing to me my sweet cousin!!!

    Love ya,


  5. Awww - what a sweet list! Number 19 made me chuckle out loud. I'm thankful for a new bloggy friend and I can't wait to meet IRL soon!

  6. Love you Jamie! You know #7 was meant for you, right?

  7. I read this earlier this week and meant to comment and forgot all about it. You have so much for which to be thankful. When you stopped to write it all down, it had to make you realize just how lucky you are to be you!~

  8. Good list, Tanya. I need to get on the ball and do a grateful garland or something similar with my girls!! E is such a cutie in that picture. :) Thanks so much for linking up with me. :)