Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm kind of excited because this is Adelle's first Thanksgiving.  I have these fantastic visions of her eating her first bites of turkey and potatoes this afternoon and getting adorable pictures of it all, but who knows how the day is actually going to go!

Remember my post a couple months ago about how being thankful helps me become more content?  Well, I think I need to share some of my thankfulness with you guys, simply so I can fight this dicontentment bug that's been crepping back into my thoughts over the last week.

Ten Things I am Thankful for This Thanksgiving

1. I am thankful for my daughter - I have a healthy, happy little girl who sleeps on her own and gives me the best kisses.  I couldn't ask for anything more.

2. My husband and I are learning how to continue loving each other well through big, life changes and the daily strain of, well, life as we know it. Even though some days are bad, most days are good.  And in general, our relationship is trending in a positive direction :)

3. We have a really good place to live, in a really good neighborhood.  I finally met our neighbors this week [I'll give you the whole run down on that story next week!], and I was reminded that this is a really, really good neighborhood to be living in. God truly blessed us when we made the decision to live here without really knowing much about this place.

4. The scorpions are hibernating now.  No more sightings for a few weeks.  Not too excited that they're probably sleeping in our walls [yuck] but at least I can breathe a sigh of relief for the next couple months.

5. I am thankful for my new friends here in Phoenix who know how to love one another.

6. I am thankful for Cesar Milan - without his TV show, our dogs would be out of control!

7. I am thankful that Adelle knows how to go to sleep on her own.

8. I am thankful that I can't come up with anything I want for Christmas.  That means we have no needs!

9. I am thankful that the mornings are cool, and the afternoons are bearable.  It means I can get out of the house now for walks in the afternoons.

10. I am thankful for the GI Bill.  Without it, we wouldn't be able to be here in Phoenix, living in our house, with neither of us working, and Josh still going to school full-time.

What are you thankful for this year?

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