Monday, November 21, 2011


I didn't join all the wonderful bloggers in the 30 days of thankfulness although I certainly have been thankful the past 30 days... I can just barely get it together to post once every couple of weeks... let alone 30 days in a row!!! You blogger friends can sure make a gal feel like an ungrateful slacker. HA@ I have loved the posts and think it's an awesome way to express gratitude this season. However I am thankful for so much... I have never known what it's like to do without. i have never really suffered. I have an amazing husband who loves me in spite of me. I have two beautiful littles that I'm over the moon for. I have my health. I have an incredible father that raised me as a single parent and while I never appreciated him then... I'm in awe of the sacrifices he made in his own life to provide a better life for me. I have a mother that is an awesome Nana and I'm thankful that God was able to restore our relationship. I am thankful for all of my family as crazy as they may be! I'm so thankful for Shriners and the services they provide for children with special needs. I am blessed with a wonderful church family and friends. Most of all I am thankful that God sent his son to die for my ugly sin so that I may have a relationship with Him. Sadly I take all of these blessings for granted daily. I could go on and on but I guess the point of this post is to truly reflect on just how blessed I am. I can often look outward at what I don't have or wish I had and become ungrateful. (this happens more often that I care to admit). I intend to look around at what I do have and count them when I start feeling the "if-only I had---" syndrome. Hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving.

I am thankful Hoot was thankful for this...


He can't smile normal... it's truly not there


I'm thankful his school knows how to throw a Thanksgiving Celebration!

The Doll made herself right at home!

Thankfulness Tree... we made one at home too! Good craft



Thankful for awesome Godly teachers

5th graders not too cool to participate

Three Legged Friends

The Doll loves the train her papa sent us a few years back! Hours of entertainment

The sweet girl and her dog
A quiet moment with my son!


  1. Wonderful post! Your dad was truly touched! Love the pics of the kids and the one of you with Owen is priceless!

  2. You already have your tree up!? Wow! Love all the Thanksgiving festivity photos! Have a wonderful Thanksiving.

  3. Shelly,

    What a beautiful post. God has poured out the blessings on you and your family. We are thankful for the friendship of your beautiful family. Happy Thanksgiving:)


  4. Beautiful post!!! The last pic with you and Hoot is just priceless!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  5. love that thankful tree...and I love the photo by the Christmas tree so sweet~such a beautiful room

  6. Hey, I love that couch and your shutters. I know random. : - ) Hoots smile is awesome.