Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Month of Gratitude: Day 25

Jon: Coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee...
Ness: Another year. Happy birthday to me! I've already been served breakfast in bed while being serenaded by my children. They know how to make a person feel special.
Audrie: Fun times here at MiMi's.
Finn: Playing with the doggies because they're biting me.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Month of Gratitude: Day 24

I'm thankful for....

Jon: Hot showers. ** Jonathan gave me a short list of things he's thankful for, and I'm just trying to make it go further by repeating things. Just kidding. I've been really tired lately and can't seem to speak in complete sentences, much less keep up with what I've written so far. It was actually supposed to be Friday night cheat meals.**

Ness: My brother (who's mad at me right now for posting the picture of him playing with the dog and her rope. So I'm trying to make it up to him by posting some nice pictures from a photo shoot I made him do to satisfy the inner photographer in me).

I made my cousin go, too (I'll post some of her shots later), and in a moment of goofiness, we got one of my my favorite shots...

Thank you, Harvey, for inviting us into your barbershop and letting us take pictures. It was a delight to see the history in your shop.

Audrie: The beautiful sky.

Finn: Choo choo trains.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Month of Gratitude: Day 23

I'm thankful for...

Jon: Morning Stretches.

Ness: Audrie's creativity. This is her latest creation, a closet for her stuffed animal Lizzy complete with hangers and a tissue box. Lizzy's going to be a clothing designer.

Audrie: Funny times when the puppies play.

Finn: Being a puppy.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Month of Gratitude: Day 22

Jon: Hot showers.

Ness: Fall color. (These two pictures were taken by my mother-in-law).

Audrie: Presents.

Finn: Dogs.

A Month of Gratitude: Day 21

Jon: He's going to have some major catching up to do. :)

Ness: Time spent with family (which is the reason I'm behind on posts again). We just spent Thanksgiving with my side of the family this past weekend, and we will be heading out of town this weekend to spend time with Jonathan's family, so I'm sure I'll get behind again. Maybe I should jump ahead a bit in preparation. One thing that's guaranteed when we get together with family, a lot of laughter and a lot of stupid pictures. I know, I know, that's two things. And I'm not going to post any stupid pictures today because I still have some family in town that can beat me up for doing so. I'll post a few others, though.

Okay, just one stupid picture...

Audrie: This time here with Jenna.

Finn: My stick.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Month of Gratitude: Day 20


Ness: Art.

Audrie: She fell asleep on the couch before I could get this one.

Finn: On here. (Which means the arm of the chair that he's sitting on.)

A Month of Gratitude: Day 19


Ness: A nice warm bed...or recliner to fall asleep on, along with someone next to me to keep me warm.

Audrie: Nonna's new house.

Finn: Cereal.

A Month of Gratitude: Day 18


Ness: Butterflies. They're such beautiful creatures, and they start off life as caterpillars...amazing. Plus, my name means butterfly. :)

Audrie: Jokes.

Finn: I don't want to.

A Month of Gratitude: Day 17

Oh my! I have a lot of catching up to do. I have been really busy lately, and my mind's been functioning on half power due to lack of sleep, so remembering my blog project before I crawl in bed has been a little bit difficult. So, once again, I'm going to have to do multiple posts, sans Jonathan, for now. He's working late, and probably won't have any brain power left once he's home. Here goes...I'm thankful for....

Ness: My husband who works hard to provide for our family, allowing me to stay home with the kids and pursue my passion.

Audrie: My room.

Finn: Candy, I'm thankful for candy.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Month of Gratitude: Day 16

I'm thankful for....

Jon: Deep fryers

Ness: The way these two love each other....

Audrie: An ornery brother.

Finn: Golf balls. ( he found some today)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Month of Gratitude: Day 15

Jon: Cornbread.

Ness: My relationship with my in-laws.

Audrie: Hot chocolate.

Finn: My nuther dog, Trixie and Maggie.

A Month of Gratitude: Day 14

Jon: Book time with my kiddos.

Ness: Huge old trees, like this one:

Audrie: Cozy fires in the fireplace.
Finn: My robot dog.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Month of Gratitude: Day 13

Jon: Light sabers.

Ness: Laughter in the house.

Audrie: Funny jokes.

Finn: Jumping down on the bed.

And just for the sake of posting some more pictures, here are some from a cousin's wedding we attended recently: