Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thankful 30

Every day we give Thanks for these families. We are so blessed.
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Monday, November 28, 2011


We're thankful for the good dinner and for left overs for the rest of the weekend.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING - Lets do it again next year
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Thankful 28

This photo was taken in June 2010- We were cemetery hopping and had a wonderful day. Jessi was there too. I am thankful for my parents - Nov 28 is Mom's birthday, Dec. 5th is Dads. and I am thankful for my heritage. For ancestors that sacrificed to emigrate to America, to join the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to get an education and to teach values to their children and grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thankful day 27

I am thankful for music. Christmas music is playing at our house. Thankful for Pandora computer radio too, because most of our Christmas CD's are scratched and skip. We will be enjoying Christmas music for a month, and probably more because it lifts my soul and makes me happy.

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” -John Bowring
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

November 26, Thankful

One of my most favorite days of the year. Maybe even the favorite. It would be even better if the Doty's were here. Maybe next year. Thanks Uncle Neil and Maria for photo's.
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Friday, November 25, 2011

Thankful day 25

We are grateful for our parents. How lucky Lincoln is to be able to have 4 generation photo's on his Mom's side. (actually he does on the McCalvy side too, we're just blessed to be able to take photo's)
Kathy, Great Grandmom, Great Granddad, Lincoln and Jessica.

Gil, Oma Great (age 97), Lincoln (the newest great grandchild) and granddaughter Jessica.

“You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.”
-Desmond Tutu

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful Day 24

I am thankful for surprises. I got up in the morning and look who was sleeping in our living room. We weren't expecting the McCalvy's until that night, so BONUS - they came a day early. YIPEE

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." - G.K. Chesterton
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful day 21

Sunrise again. Carter said it looks like the American Flag - striped. I love this beautiful country. I love silhouette trees in the landscape. I love any weather any time. I love the anticipation of a new day.

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Thankful day 23

I am thankful for leaves leaves and more leaves. And ingenuity - the kids used snow shovels as rakes when the old leaf rake broke. I am thankful for the changing seasons.

"Reflect Each Day On All You Have To Be Grateful For And
You Will Receive More To Be Grateful For." -Chuck Danes

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thankful day 22

See where the model is laying? I was coming from the library and just like a cartoon character...

caught my toe on the raised concrete and lost my balance. I an sure my legs windmilled around and around as my upper body (in slow motion) adjusted lower and lower toward the pavement. I lost all the stuff I was carrying and wound up, just like Hannah on my face. Fortunately no one else was in the vicinity and no one saw me. After I gradually gathered my senses around me, I got into the car and realized that I was OK. I didn't even bruise. I am thankful my klutzy fall was not serious.

And I am thankful for a close library.
I went in the next day and told the librarian that the sidewalk was unsafe. The next time I went by, they had spray painted bright orange the strip where the pavement is uneven. That should catch my eye next time I am focused on where I am headed, not on my feet!

"Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him
beyond the need to reason elaborately."
Saul Bello

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thankful day 19

I am thankful for healthy food and the variety and abundance we enjoy. Besides that, look at Bree and Christy- so excited to be together that they didn't stop hugging to eat.

"For health and strength and daily food,
We praise thy name oh Lord."

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful day 17

I am thankful for words to live by.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thankful day16

I am thankful that we can have a cousin pre-school once a week. These little rascals make us smile. We are thankful that they like to learn and are enthusiastic and like to play together.

"Best friends will come and go, but your
brothers and sisters will always be your friend."
Margaret C. Price
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Thankful 14

I am thankful for technology that lets us photograph and email events as they happen, even when we are far away. It helps that Jessi sends a photo or two almost every day so that we can see how fast Lincoln is growing. I am so grateful for computers and telephones etc.

Mark Twain:
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

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