Monday, November 23, 2015

26 Days of Thanks

Day 23

I'm thankful for our home, which is so much more than just a house.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

26 Days of Thanks

Day 22

I'm thankful basketball season has started.

It's nice to see the results of 3 practices a week for the past 6 weeks. Tonight was a preseason preview. The girls played 4 20 minute games, and they won handily: 28-5, 35-0, 26-10, & 37-3. I think the competition will get a little tougher, but our girls play well together. Their first real tournament is this next weekend.

Friday, November 20, 2015

26 Days of Thanks

Day 20

I'm thankful for Fridays.

Tonight we snuggled in our flannel pjs and watched a Christmas movie while we ate a late dinner. It is the perfect way to end a long week of work and school. I love Fridays.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

26 Days of Thanks

Day 19

I'm thankful my kids are smarter than I am. (But don't tell them that!!)

Tyler was excited to show me something he figured out in a game he is programming in his free time.
I hope I oohed and awed in all the right places because I didn't understand half of what he was saying!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

26 Days of Thanks

Day 18

I'm thankful for my job (most days). I'm thankful for the income. I'm thankful that I can still be home with the kids when they're home in the afternoons and on breaks and over the summer. I'm thankful that I have the chance to interact with kids during the day and that I can sometimes give a little encouragement... or even a free meal. I'm thankful for the friend I have in my coworker.

We had our big Thanksgiving meal today. We had turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, rolls, strawberry cups, and pumpkin rolls. It was so much food we had to double up the trays so they wouldn't collapse! Getting everything done at the right time is always the challenge. I don't want the food to sit too long, but it all needs to be ready to serve. It was a little stressful. One little girl came through the line today, gestured to her tray, and asked me if we made all that food. When I told her we had, she said, "Wow, thank you. We appreciate it so much. Thank you." Those kind words made all the extra effort worthwhile. Well, that and the fact that I got to eat it, too. :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

26 Days of Thanks

Day 17

I'm thankful Tyler likes to play the trumpet. I enjoy listening to him.

Monday, November 16, 2015

26 Days of Thanks

I happened to see one of Danielle's notes when I put mine in the glass tonight. It was sweet so I wanted to share it. She said, "I'm thankful for a warm shower and a cozy house for a family of 4." It's nice to know the kids think about those things.

Day 16

I'm thankful we have the resources to buy our kids new clothes when they need them. Tyler has a band concert tomorrow and needed some dressy clothes. For a kid that's growing 4" a year, it's not always possible to pull something out of the closet, so we went shopping after dinner tonight. I grumbled about spending the money, but I'm thankful I had it to spend.