Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I have not done a Thankful Thursday post in quite some time.  I believe I could do a post each day for something I'm thankful for.  The blessings that come each and every day, from the small things to the bigger things are truly wonderful.

I hope that I never take for granted things such as God, health, family, friends, livelihood, our home etc.  We are infinitely blessed!

I've noticed that a few people on Facebook are doing the 30 Days of Thankful posts.  I am enjoying these very much.

Today we can also be grateful for the freedom we enjoy in our country because of our veterans past and present.
I stepped outside to check on Jadyn earlier today.  She was on her tummy, on the driveway and coloring with sidewalk chalk.  She was lying right beneath the flag.  I thought it made a neat photo opportunity.

Last week, Lauryn, Jadyn, and I took a little day trip to Iowa to spend the day with Kaitlyn.  Kaitlyn and Chris live in Kansas City and so we decided to meet halfway between here and there.  We had a great time together, having lunch and hanging out at the mall.  I hadn't see Kaitlyn since June, and that was much too long.  Couldn't wait until Christmas for their visit, so we decided it was time to get together. I'm so glad we were able to spend time all together.  Here is a photo that someone took for us.
Lauryn, Kaitlyn, Laura, and Jadyn

I'm thankful for very simple moments too, such as these.....
Happiness is having a kitty who loves you....
a girl who surprises you with her silly antics...
a son who is not afraid to show his silly side...
and a girl who knows how to shop.  

 ~ ~ ~ Blessings to each of you, my friends! ~ ~ ~

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fun Fall Activities

Can you believe it's already November?  I'm so thankful that we've really had a nice fall.  We've had plenty of fun fall activities and generally nice weather to enjoy.  How wonderful!

I'm glad several of you have made the yummy pumpkin muffins from the previous post.  I've been pumpkin crazy this fall.  I think I've gone through 4 or 5 cans of it.  I can't seem to get enough of the stuff.  Pumpkin is really good for me anyway, right?

About a week and a half ago, Jadyn and I went to another pumpkin farm.She had the day off from school and so it was fun to get out for the afternoon. Jadyn fed hay to the cows, we walked through the corn maze, and we walked around in the pumpkin field for awhile and looked at all of the pumpkins.
She posed herself like this.  :)
We decided this one was NOT a keeper.
The farm owner let us pet her kitties in the barn.  Oh, how Jadyn loved this.  The black and white is the baby and the gray one is the mom.  Hard to tell the difference, isn't it?  She said the baby was about 11 weeks old.  It was a very small momma cat.  

We had a Halloween gathering on Friday night.  We had 24 kids here and 16 moms, all from our playgroup.  What a fun time we had.  Here is part of the group.
  I got a kick out of the way Monika chose to sit while having her snacks.  
Erin, helping Nancy feed Lily. 

On Saturday, I took Jadyn to her school's carnival.  She had a good time playing games, and making little crafts, etc.  She also had her hair painted.  I loved the polka dots.  
Here she is on Sunday night, all ready for trick or treating.  She enjoyed it a lot, but she's still not a fan of any porches with scary decorations.  That's still a bit much for her.  She's all about the candy and no scary stuff.