Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving.....

.....from our white home to yours :) This is what we woke up to this morning.....snow! And now the second year in a row that we've had a white Thanksgiving, although we didn't get nearly as much this year as we did last. I always love the first official snowfall of the year.....just so pretty!
Before we went to bed last night (or should I say this morning since we didn't go to bed until after 2:00 a.m. as Jim was baking his pumpkin pies), we noticed it was snowing when we let the dogs outside, but I didn't think it would stick. Boy, was I wrong! Luckily, the streets aren't covered, so it better not stop Shawn from coming over today.
Just yesterday, we borrowed a friend's leaf vacuum because we planned on cleaning up all our leaves this weekend since most of them are finally off the trees (except for the few that are left on this one, now with snow on them).
Just a pic of the car to show how much snow we actually got....probably only an inch, but it looks so cool :)

Today's blog challenge was to list things that you are thankful for. I'm thankful for so much, even after everything we've been through this year financially! So in no particular order:

I'm thankful that we found a house to rent that feels like "home" to us!

I'm thankful for my wonderful husband Jim & that he still has a job with the way the economy is in Michigan right now!

I'm thankful for my 2 great kids. Even though they're not always the best kids in the world, I'm thankful that they're mine :)

I'm thankful for the wonderful granddaughter that my son gave me & I'm hoping that I get to see her today as well.

I'm thankful for my health, even though sometimes, my aches & pains start showing my age ;)

I'm thankful for my Mom & Dad because without them, I wouldn't be me! :)

I'm thankful for my sisters which are my best friends. This time of year is particularly hard for me without having Karen here :( She always loved Thanksgiving & getting together with the whole family!

I'm thankful that we have food on our table, clothes on our backs & so many other things that I will never take for granted again!

I'm thankful for God. I know that he watches over us & protects us.
And lastly, I'm thankful for Pizza & Chocolate ;)

Happy Thanksgiving......may you & your family be blessed with lots of food, family, memories & leftovers :)



Jennifer Stewart said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Benita! The snow looks beautiful. :) It's 42 degrees here, so we're enjoying some cold, too! :)


Lorrie said...

Benita, Happy Thanksgiving girl!
Sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for. We all do, really!
I'm a bit jealous of that white stuff you have there this morning. It's gorgeous! You're from this area originally, so I don't have to tell you that not only do we NEVER have a white Thanksgiving, but no white Christmas's either. Bummer.
Enjoy your day, your family and that yummy food sweetie!!

Tina said...

Happy Thanksgiving - that snow looks beautiful! We are just having flurries so far...

Kim said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Benita! It got warm and humid today so I had to flip on the A/C. I was so hoping for a real "cool" Thanksgiving.

Jenn said...

Your snow pictures are beautiful!! It NEVER snows here in's been a couple years.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving...sounds like you have alot to be thankful for as well:)