Wednesday, November 14, 2007

it's november


So, I am celebrating this November, apparently, by scrapping photos from last November. This is one of the layouts I made on Saturday when I spent the day with some great friends, just talking, laughing, snacking, and scrapbooking. It had been so long since I had even pulled out my supplies, but it was such a fun day and it felt so good to create a little. Being in the company of that group of women is always rejuvenating for me.
I just realized this morning that next week is Thanksgiving and I haven't even begun my Thanksgiving list. We hold this tradition near and dear in our home. Our pastor started it, handing the kids a cute piece of paper a few years ago, simply title "Thanksgiving List" and instructing them to complete that list before they even beging their Christmas list. My kids are always amazed when they hear about other kids making their wish lists well before Thanksgiving!
In the spirit of gratitude, I will begin my list here.
I am thankful for:
my home
my mother's improving health
my family, big and small
answered prayer
my husband who drags me out of bed much too early to have coffee with him before he goes to work
Gabe having such cute manners, like holding doors for me
Julianna being able to read chapter books and feeling so good about it
Cecilia's talent with clarinet and the joy she finds in playing it
the love my parents have for each other
coffee
friends
my new slipper socks
learning to knit
creativity
heat on a cold morning
our wood floors

There's a start, I will keep adding.

4 comments:

stacy said...

Hey Rosie... I just finished reading your blog entry and you so inspired me with the Thanksgiving list. I had a total DUH moment and figured that it is so true about the Christmas list coming first. So with that, I am making the Thanksgiving list a new family tradition as well! If you don't mind I will link this inspiration to my own thankful post! Have a great holiday!

scrappermimi said...

Great LO! I love your list too! Wonderful!

Rachael said...

I love how you journaled around the heart, it makes it look lacey!

I love your list! :)

jazzle24 said...

Love the layout. The heart is perfect for the thoughts evoked by her selfless act to donate her locks :)