Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thankful Thursday - Summer & Relationships

This Summer is coming to an end and before I know it I will be back to work so I want to take this opportunity to reflect on why I am thankful for Summer.

* Summer became my favorite season 8 years ago when I was introduced to my wonderful husband the end of June 2000.

* I am thankful every summer after that John's daughter Amanda has some or all of the summer with us. (this is the 1st summer she's not been with us - we miss her so much)

* I am thankful for the many game nights we enjoyed during our Summer's together.

* I am thankful for all the summer nights when I could give Amanda a hug, tell her good-night & I loved her.

I am thankful for all the Summer mornings when I could give Amanda a hug and tell her good morning sunshine!

I am thankful for all the summers I could watch Amanda & her daddy spend time together. I know he misses her so much during the year.

* I am thankful for the trips the 3 of us took together in the summer. The best being our
summer vacation to San Diego, California in 2005.

* I am also very thankful my job (Para-professional in an Elementary school) allows me to be off the whole summer!

* I am thankful for all the time I've been able to spend with our daughter this summer!

* I am thankful I can be a SAHM during the summer. LeAnne has changed so much this summer. She's learning a lot, and developing so much more personality.

* I am thankful I've been able to see my husband more during the summer. He's pretty cool!

* I am thankful I've been able to have a garden this Summer. The veggies from our garden taste so much better than store bought veggies. I look forward to growing a bigger garden next year.

* I am thankful for the trip we took to Central Oregon. Even though it was a night mare of a trip I am thankful we got to see our family.

* I am thankful for time. It is so nice to be able to spread house hold chores through out the week.

* I am thankful for the time I've been able to spend scrap booking. Amanda's book is up to date. LeAnne's 1st year book is almost done and I am starting to order and organize pictures for her next book. I have even done a few pages in my book.

* I am thankful for the beautiful weather we have here.

* I am thankful for the beautiful flowers blooming all around us!

* I am thankful for the birds who come to our feeders.

* I am thankful for the extra time I can spend with my mama!

* I am thankful that I've begun to work out every other day and I am sticking to it! :-)

Well on that note, LeAnne is ready for breakfast so our day begins. :-)

What are you thankful? Head on over to Iris's blog Grace Alone to share how your life is blessed.


Leigh said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog - the one made me laugh about you being ready for #2 :)

Your little one is gorgeous - love those blonde curls

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing your sweet blessings.

Serendipity said...

What a nice post! Glad to hear you have a lovely summer there!

Penelope said...

What a lovely list of things to be thankful for :) I love the summer too, it's my favorite season. I also love the spring, if it's a flowery one, and not a rainy one.

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

It's amazing how fast the summer has flown past isn't it? What a great list of things that you are thankful for! Summer (and every other season lol) is a great time to be thankful!