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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thankful for Tuesdays

Sorry, no Teaser Tuesday this week…I'm not reading books right now as I frantically try to write one. Instead, I'm going to share the results of our annual tradition for the FHE the week of Thanksgiving: Alphabet Blessings.

As a family, we go through the alphabet, one person at a time, and say something that we are grateful for. We start with the oldest and end with the youngest. (And the youngest usually needs some help…) I love it because although some things are the same from year to year, there's always new blessings that show how the kids are growing. This year it was slightly different in that my nephew was here to participate.

Apple pie (mmmm…)
Boo and books
Chocolate (mmmm…again)
Eggs (as in the ones that made the birds angry)
G. family (they're all pretty awesome)
Jump roping
Karate (the Boy just started taking lessons and is mildly obsessed)
Lollipops (Baby didn't need any help picking this one)
Mom (awww, shucks…)
Ruby and Max (I hate that show…)
Tilly (our rent-to-own dog; she'll be getting her own post soon enough)
Villains (when I asked Boo why she picked this, she said it was because bad guys make the story more interesting)
Water to drink right after karate (see? obsessed!)
Xylophones (because they make music)

What are you thankful for today?


Kristina P. said...

I could really use some chocolate right now.

becca said...

my son and hubby

Kristie said...

:) perhaps we will have to do this on Thanksgiving day!! I love the idea (even though I am sure I have read it in years past and can't remember an idea from one year to the next)! I love your list! I am thankful for my family and my Saviour!!

Jessica said...

I really like this idea! I might have to steal it for our own Thanksgiving.

Jessica G. said...

Hey, no stealing necessary! I think this is a great idea for families. If you do this and blog about it, I'd love to see it, so come back to the comments here and leave a link.

Miss Angie said...

Good things to be thankful for! :)

Karen Peterson said...

That's a fun list!

Shauna said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you :)
Love, Shauna from http://www.trying2staycalm.com

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