My Thankful list this week includes, but is in no way limited to...
*Spending the day with family
*A neat experience for the young prince
*Awesome older cousins who plan fun activities for my children
*Colored cookie dough, the entertainment it provides, and the cool cousin who provided the cookie dough
*A wonderful husband who is a man of honesty and integrity
*A front porch visit with a sweet aunt - oh, for more precious times like this!
*A totally worn out youngest princess at the end of a very busy day
*Church with my aunts
*The fact that the youngest princess pushed through her fear, and served the Lord
*Shaking the hands of men who bravely fought for the freedom we enjoy, and too often take for granted
*A plastic pool, and the entertainment it provides for the youngest princess
*A cool aunt and uncle who go above and beyond to create fun for my children
*A balmy breeze on a very hot day
*A way to communicate with our loved ones who are far away
*Jobs that help my children learn and grow
*Friends who step in and "fill the gap"
*An awesome husband who goes above and beyond to help me out
*A day filled with with family, fun, and laughter, and thankfully no trips to the ER
*A new recipe that was very good
*A daughter who is considerate, and loves others
*For creams that help cracked toes to heal, and creams that help make rashes go away - The youngest princess has had quite a go of it lately
*For older cousins who take the time to play with the youngest princess
*For a message from another nephew
*For time with the oldest princess, and beautiful pictures
*For fish, frogs, and worms...and relatives who aren't afraid to touch them all
*For butterflies, and dragonflies
*For being at the right place, at the right time
*For memories we will always have, even when time and circumstances change things
*For watching the youngest princess teach someone how to play a game
*For the sound of my husband's voice
*For summertime, and country days that make us lose track of time
For all of the above, and much, much, more...Thank You, Lord!