Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today we pause for a moment to give thanks for our many blessings.

I am thankful to God for having our paths planned, even though it sometimes comes as a total surprise. Sixteen years ago I moved to Kansas City, I thought to finish college, but instead crossed paths at a chance meeting with a very special person. I am so very blessed that he still stands by my side. We are nearing our 15th anniversary.

I am thankful every day that I have two beautiful, healthy children. They are the light of my life. I am thankful for the laughter to bring into our lives. They have brought new perspective to my life and teach me something new every day.

The last few nights, Nick and I have been reading Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) by Barbara Park (a most hilarious read even if you don't have a first grader.) The first graders in the book list the things they are thankful for as 1) cranberry jelly in a can, 2) exploding biscuits, 3) rainbow sprinkles, and 4) toilet paper. And while these are all pretty wonderful things, they don't even compare to the blessings of family and friends. I am thankful for each of you!

I am so glad that God leads us where we need to be, because I could never have envisioned being in such a wonderful place in my life. I am so richly blessed!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving day. May your travels be safe, your company be happy, and your cranberry jelly come out in the exact shape of the can!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Little helpers

Who says we don't have fun at work?

 And these little people can unpack thread like nobody's business!