31 12, 2013
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Day 61: Many Thanks, To You and You and You.

By |December 31st, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

It has only been two months since I started the Thankful All Year Project and my wall is already covered in post it notes. So many of you have sent me messages letting me know you enjoy reading and it means so much to me! Things I've been reflecting on as I wrap up another

30 12, 2013

Day 60: Snow Is Falling All Around.

By |December 30th, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

We actually had to leave the house today to stock up on groceries for the week and boy was it cold! It was a beautiful kind of cold though with fresh falling snow making everything look magical. And seriously as much as I would have loved to stay in our cozy home, sipping hot chocolate,

29 12, 2013
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Day 59: RAK

By |December 29th, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

I love living in an area where we are always close to the country! We always have the best conversations on a long drive headed nowhere. Today we were actually headed somewhere on our drive but we still had a great conversation. One of our main themes for our drive was, with the new year,

28 12, 2013
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Day 58: The People Who Have Shaped My Life.

By |December 28th, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

I have been lucky to have some amazing people in my life.  Amazing family, teachers, leaders, friends.  I am reminded of something they taught me almost daily. The person I have become has been shaped by their guidance and encouragement. All of them encouraged me to constantly seek good knowledge, to learn from experiences, and to

27 12, 2013
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Day 57: Hitting The Hot Spots.

By |December 27th, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

We spent the morning relaxing with my in-laws and decided the weather was just too nice to go to waste. The kids loved going to one of their favorite parks from when we lived here and with all the energy they used up maybe they will be pretty chillaxed when we get together with my

26 12, 2013
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Day 56: On The Road. Again.

By |December 26th, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Be prepared for extremely diminutive posts for the next few days. We are spending time with our family and I just don't want to take time away from that. I hope your holidays have been full of cheer!  

25 12, 2013

Day 55: Joyful.

By |December 25th, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

I wanted to spend the day being present with my husband and kids so I didn't post, I didn't even take any photos of present opening or a thsnkful post it photo. We woke up early and put the homemade cinnamon sticky buns in the oven while we read the Christmas story from the Bible

24 12, 2013
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Day 54: Merry Christmas Eve!

By |December 24th, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

I can't wait for after dinner! We are carrying on a tradition we started a few years ago. When I was little sometimes we got to open up one present on Christmas Eve and the rest waited until Christmas morning. Kai and I decided we'd like to continue that and since we do the 4

23 12, 2013
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Day 53: Disagreements.

By |December 23rd, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Today I argued with my husband. In front of our kids. We actually do this pretty often. Shocking, right? I doubt it. Most people argue in front of their kids, whether they realize it or not. And I think, depending on how you do it, it's healthy to argue and healthier still to do it

22 12, 2013
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Day 52: Snow Day Surprises.

By |December 22nd, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

  We woke up bright and early today to get ready for church and discovered a dozen or so messages letting us know that church would be held later because of the snow. Snow! Just in time to have a white Christmas here in Iowa! When Kai looked outside to see how much we'd need