Almost finished with my thankfulness journal, for Lent. This has been an interesting experience, some days far easier than others to come up with three things to be thankful for, some routine work days a stretch. A couple friends have told me that me sharing this has helped them to become a little more aware of their lives. I feel like that pays it forward a little bit.
3/28/12 I am thankful for
Devon trying parasailing the first time, Tara going on an ATV expedition.
Boys making up games wherever they go.
3/29/12 I am thankful for
safe travels home with kids old enough to keep themselves occupied on two flights.
Unexpectedly running into friends in the Charlotte airport.
Fun friends, great memories made on the beach.
3/30/12 I am thankful
for how many errands we can get done in one day, with no work, school, or kid activities.
Most of our family really wanted to see—and enjoyed—“Hunger Games.” Lots of discussion.
Sometimes popcorn for dinner is enough.
3/31/12 I am thankful
we FINALLY bought Tara new furniture.
For dinner out with Pam and Steve—no kids!—then catching up with Patti and Jason.
All the kids found a friend to hang with, to finish off break.
4/1/12 I am thankful
all three kids decided to clean up/throw out old junk and papers. Overflowing garbage bin.
Tara’s furniture fits great in Ronan’s room, transforming it to a teen room.
Devon finally gets to use the restored makeup table she has wanted in her room.
4/2/12 I am thankful for
Erin A. inviting Tara and I to hear her read her Irish dance memoir aloud at her school. Such a sweet tale about these two friends that brought Tara to tears.
finding one final container of homemade tortilla soup made with last year’s tomatoes. I could taste summer in each bite.
Plowing through most of my emails from vacation.
4/3/12 I am thankful for
sharing my vacation photos.
Ronan’s frigid, windy first track meet actually ended before dark.