Tuesday, December 7, 2010

{ Thankful }

For a teenage brother who writes sweet, sincere, chatty thank-you notes
For crisp, sunny winter days
For Handel's Messiah

For eggnog-laced coffee and chot chocolate {why oh why isn't eggnog sold year-round?!}

For Christmas decorations up early and with minimal stress
For my husband--I think he loves eggnog even more than I do

For the frequent giveaways on A Cup of Jo, Rockstar Diaries, and The Pioneer Woman--though I haven't won anything, I love the anticipation and looking at the pretty things that someone is getting free!

For pomegranates
For an excuse to make soda cracker candy, Oreo truffles, butter toffee, and fudge

For secrets and planning and gifts to wrap
For a new Winco, minutes from home
For Yankee Candle Co.'s incredibly authentic-smelling Christmas tree candles

For a bachelorette party full of Apples to Apples, Twister, pedicures, Pride and Prejudice, and a chocolate fountain {did you know that Fritos dipped in chocolate are really tasty?}
For flash mobs singing the Hallelujah Chorus
For the opportunity to see the Nutcracker ballet with my mom- and sister-in-law
Yes, I am intimidated by my sister-in-law's runway-ready looks.
Lucky for me she's as sweet as she is gorgeous.
For Chelle's really easy chicken pot pie recipe
For a great library system and a library three minutes from home

For an excellent church
For plans to go to the Christmas Eve service at our church with Mike's family

For this Advent devotional
For a husband who is eager to do Advent
For a few activities that are starting to feel like "our" traditions, now that it's our second Christmas since getting married

For candy canes, cinnamon pinecones, and peppermint candles
What are you thankful for?


  1. Your second Christmas together already...how sweet is that! Loving your list of festive Thankfuls and your egg nog loving selves...praying for, missing and thinking of you every single day...

    And I have to say that your green waslls make a really great back drop for Christmas decor...your little nest is looking so cozy and inviting...love you.

  2. Love this little "thankful" list. It's nice to read that thankfulness doesn't just have to happen around Thanksgiving. Did you make that chalkboard frame yourself? It's going in my inspiration file right away :)

  3. Call me asap. We finally have some very special baby info to report...xo