Thursday, December 2, 2010


The house is (mostly) decorated.
Hope to get a tree on Sunday :D
And we are all-systems-go for Christmas.

But I can't "leave" Thanksgiving without posting this...

... the Thankful Tree.

The boys and I cut out the leaves at home,
and I made the tree trunk out of grocery bags when we got to Oregon.
Gramma found a bowl to hold all the blank leaves, tape, and pens.
And this was the happy result.

Granparines that are so genarous as to take our hole famliy to disnyland
Wiser Chapel
friends and famlliiy
good presentshel leders (unlike obama :( )
good food
Mr. blue-green-gray eyes, always offering to help, diligent worker, student of history, Tate
fine cooking
a house
my mom and dad
dinner - in this case Thanksgiving dinner
Mr. sparkly-blue-eyes, full of compassion and hugs, loves-to-play-games, a good agate-picker, Gunnar
spring break
rain - not snow - for traveling
pets like Podger bunny
this wondurful world God created
the Oragun coast
water or other drinks!
pumpkin pie
walks on the beach
Mr. growing-up-so-fast-I-can-hardly-believe-it, deep voice, needs a shave, 8th grade, brown eyed wonder, Wyatt
wondurful grandparens, aunts, uncles, parens, and cousins
trips to the Oregon Coast
the generosity of others
my job
safe travel
good food that mom makes
food and shelter and my mom and dad
this wondurful earth God made us
food and family
canndy, ice cream, brownies, cookies, moowiches and other desserts
blue sky
 Grampa and Dave safely here
good food that Tami makes
spring brake, cummer vacation, xmas brake, holoday braks, weekends, and pto days
good food that Grandma makes

and on the top, over everything else...



leah said...

I love it! What a cool idea- I'm going to have to do that next year. I stole your book-advent idea (wrapped books to count down the days). We only have 12 Christmas books, though, so we're doing a "twelve days of Christmas" countdown with those!

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

That's a beautiful tree! You're really on the ball, even with a decorated blog!

Felicity said...

I love it! It's such a great idea. We don't have Thanksgiving here, but maybe I should try to work in a time of thanksgiving somewhere along the line!

melanie said...

God is Very Good :-)

Love the original spelling!

Herding Grasshoppers said...


I'm not sure we had 24 books when we started that. It think I wrapped some other "seasonal" books, like The Mitten or something, and some winter poetry. I have a Hannukah book in there, too.

I LOVE holidays. I like traditions, but I also like change... like decorating the blog (thanks Joey :D )

We observe, we decorate, we celebrate. And I want to keep the focus where it belongs, but I don't mind adding extra things too :D

And Felicity, we've talked about having special family holidays... maybe a day of Thanksgiving could be one of yours :D


Organizing Mommy said...

Nice idea. Love your new photo for blog header. Sorry I've been absent for so long! Missed you.

Cathy M. said...

Your newly decorated blog has inspired me to give mine a Christmas theme. (Although, I'm not very good at that sort of thing.) Your boy's thanksgivings are precious. Hope the season brings your family tons of joy and special memories.

The dB family said...

What an awesome list and great idea!!


tammy said...

I love the Thanksgiving tree idea! I'm going to have to steal that for next year. I love new traditions too. I hope to have many going so my kids can laugh and tell stories about them in the years to come and at least want to pick a couple to carry on to their families.