Sunday, December 18, 2005

Thankful. . .
- for Amber and Josh, who watch my kids every once and a while so that my husband and I can have a night out (somewhere other than "Kid-Donalds", as Christian calls it)
- for the realization that we are not expensive-restaurant-type people. We have tried it plenty of times but always wish we just went to Longhorn.
- for my 1998 Toyota 4-Runner that my husband spent hours cleaning yesterday. It still looks brand new when its cleaned up.
- for the opportunity to hear Handel's Messiah performed by the Nashville Symphony.
- for the fact that my 1998 4-Runner is bought and paid for, and thus we can afford to go to an expensive restaurant and the symphony.
- for the beautiful baby girl who sits in front of us at church every Sunday and reminds me that I may still want to adopt someday.
- for the great dad by husband is. He spent most of the afternoon hanging a tire swing in the backyard, and then proceeded to cater to the line of neighborhood boys who wanted a ride (where did they all come from)??
- for the fact that we actually have a back yard filled with trees, and not another house.
- for Palmas Verdes, who always has a great coupon and where we spend many of our Sunday night dinners.
How was your weekend?
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13 comments:

gauchogirl said...

thank you, jenni, for the reminder to slow down anf savor the little things! I posted my own "thankful" list on my blog: http://gauchogirl.blogspot.com/.
Your list sounds wonderful, too!
tonya

Tracy said...

Wow, yes we do have so many things to be thankful for...we have a new house...and a wonderful Christmas planned. I have a wonderful new scraproom and much more....

Plus, I am thankful for all the new goodies Jenni Bowlin Studios is going to bring. And the opportunity to see your beautiful home.

Thanks for inspiring us!

Hollye said...

Jenni, I was just thinking about how thankful I was today before I read your post. This has been a very tragic weekend for my family. Made me look at my husband and Kennedy and reminded me of all that I have to be thankful for.

lee woodside said...

I agree.. thanks for the reminder Jenni.

Amanda said...

What a great post Jenni! Isn't it so easy for us to complain sometimes rather than be thankful for what we are and what we have? I had a trying day with Grayson yesterday, but am so thankful that I have him and the wonderful likfe I live! Thanks for the great inspiration & motivation to do great things.

Jana said...

What a beautiful post. I have a dram to possibly adopt a little girl someday also, I have 3 wonderful sons, but have always dreamed of a daughter. Please keep us posted on this.

Jana said...

Whoops, I meant DREAM, not dram. ;-)

Ali said...

I am just so excited you have a blog Jenni - love that I can hear your voice as I read your words.

kristen said...

Jenni - we adopted the most precious gift from China nearly 3 years ago. There's no way to describe the pure JOY she has brought to everyone whose life she has touched. Follow those heart-tugs - you will wonder why you ever hesitated.

Sonia said...

oH I would have loved to been at the symphony. Maybe next year. you're my neighbor! Well, sort of :)

TracieClaiborne said...

Wow - love hearing that you might want to adopt someday. That is news! Thanks for reminding me to count my blessings....

Love you!

doris said...

great entry! and we had a great weekend. :D

Shawna said...

wow.. like so many other ladies commented: Thank you for making me realize the simple things in life today. I loved this blog entry! It really made me sit back and take stock on what is REAL in my life.