Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Simple Thanks

I'm thankful for many things this week. Here are just a few...

...hiding trucks around the house at night for a little boy who gets so excited to find them in the morning.
...lots of time at the park and on walks, crunching through colorful leaves.
...skipping rocks in the river with my son.
...a new Oat Bran Flaxseed Honey Date Applesauce good-for-you-but-not-completely-tasteless muffin recipe for snack tomorrow.
...story time at the library and reconnection with sweet friends.
...long conversations with best friends living far away and more to come.
...reading endless books curled up with my boy three times a day.
...playdates scheduled.
...a husband who does more than his fair share of dishes.
...a little brother who turned 25.
...running hand in hand over grassy hills with Jack.
...hearing Jack start to chant, "Da-dee" over and over again when we pull up to church (Matt leads worship many Sundays), and then holding Jack back from running up on stage to see Daddy.
...watching my usually very shy son ham it up while handing out candy to Matt's undergrad students on Halloween.
...discovering a train table at the might just save us from winter blahs!
...hayrides and dogs licking the face of my little boy (he LOVES dogs).
...Matt almost finishing the backyard looks gorgeous!
...a new session of gymnastics starting with the same fun moms/dad and kids.
...a new book to devour.
...going to bed the same time as my grad-school usually up all hours of the night husband. :) Night-night...