So many things to be thankful for in all of our daily lives. One of my favorite ways to approach one of the days of this project is to simply look through the lens and literally see the things I'm thankful for in my life right now. That's the story I'm telling today.
I'm thankful that Anna often wakes up in a cheerful mood and she's awesome at saying "I love you."
I'm thankful for the calla lilies that came from my parents house at the beach and come back to life again and again here in my yard.
I'm thankful for blackberries and almond butter and a gluten free oatmeal mix I really like (Bakery On Main Unsweetened Instant).
I'm thankful for uninterrupted work time when I actually meet my deadlines.
I'm thankful for my scrapbook table (originally from Ikea) that has survived so many projects.
I'm thankful for Anna's school and the fundraising luncheon I attended today. I'm also thankful fro the opportunity to share a little piece of what I do with that community.
I'm thankful for this go-to snack of a beef stick and kombucha between pick-ups.
I'm thankful for the stories she shares with me after school.
I'm thankful for the white walls + long dresses + then changing back into my yoga pants and hoodie.
I'm thankful for kids who play music and dance.
I'm thankful for this guy's commitment to his scout meetings (today he was working on some assignments for the Family Life merit badge).
I'm thankful for easy to follow recipes. Tonight I made One Pan Chicken Sausage Veggie Bake With Potatoes. It was a major hit for everyone, including the pickiest among us and I will totally make it again.
I'm thankful for iChat and the ability for Anna and her cousin Gabrielle who lives on the east coast go get a chance to face to face chat.
I'm thankful for a car that's big enough to haul this crew around and thankful for Aaron, Audrey and Elliot going to Anna's season-end soccer practice where parents and families face off against the girls.
I'm thankful for the awesome cheer that Anna's coach started years ago: Soccer Chocolate Kittens Always Keep Trying.
I'm thankful for this guy who puts up with me taking photos like this.
I'm thankful for this table that is great for eating, for art, for puzzles, and for work.
I'm thankful that the quiet that follows the chaos.
I'm thankful for this guy's super kind heart.
I'm thankful that this guy is still down with me taking photos of him. I asked for permission tonight and it was granted. Taking photos of him in/on his bed with the main light source coming from his bedside table lamp is one of my favorite things. I also love that he has a pile of books next to his bed just like me.
Today was full. It had a bit of everything including walking around the track while Anna was at soccer so at least I got in a little bit of movement. Looking forward to a bath + book after I finish up this post.
As always, thank you for being part of this community.
You are invited to share a link to your Thursday words + photos in the comments below.