Monday, November 28, 2011

Thankfuls 2011

Entirely unrelated picture because every post is better with a picture:  FHE tonight.  Edible watercolors while we
made this year's advent chain. Many thanks to my grandparents for the supplies!
As you may recall, every November we make "thankful chains" in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.  Most mornings we do this at breakfast right after we read scriptures together (hence all the thankfuls for breakfast foods...).  Our only rules are no prompting and no repeating (although we tend to forget what we've said a week or two ago, so there are a few repeats. Isaac considered himself exempt from this rule, as you'll see. I love hearing what everyone is thinking about, and re-reading them at the end of the month and remembering what was going on that day (can you spot the day after the tornado went through and we were all spread out on lockdowns around town?)

This is one of my favorite family traditions.  When we first started this a few years back it seemed like our chain was so teeny--but now there are enough of us that by the end of the month our whole kitchen is criss-crossed with happy fall-colored construction paper loops.  This year was also the first year that the children remembered it from the previous year and started reminding me in October, which was kind of heart-warming.  I love creating a family and family "things." 

Neil:

  • Scriptures
  • French toast
  • Pie!
  • Honey
  • Christmas music
  • Tropical fruit
  • Microsoft Visual C++
  • Breakfast
  • A frozen garden
  • Rachael
  • Pizza
  • Whipped cream
  • Family scripture study 
  • Sleep
  • Finished work
  • My children
  • Luke & the day he sleeps well
  • Luke sleeping
Rachael:
  • A husband who likes to cook
  • Laundry machines
  • Rest
  • Homemade pizzas
  • Long Luke naps
  • Revelation
  • Luke cooing
  • Canned summer peaches
  • Computers
  • Good books
  • Everyone safe at home together
  • Black bean burgers
  • Clean water
  • Luke sleeping 6.5 hours
  • Family scripture study
  • Fireplace night
  • Running
  • Maple syrup
  • Isaac
Abigail:
  • The "Last Unicorn" song
  • Holidays
  • Crismist partys [sic]
  • Crystals
  • partys [sic]
  • Jewels
  • Ice cream
  • Our life and our living
  • Unicorns
  • Harry Potter
  • Trick or treat
  • the dairy farm
  • Candy
  • Field trips
  • Safety drills
  • Pomegranates
  • Books
  • Christmas
  • Treasures
  • Presents
Juliet:
  • Brownies
  • Monkeys
  • Jewelry
  • it's almost Christmas!
  • Turkey
  • Rapunzel doll
  • Gingerbread man
  • Dinosaurs
  • Daddy
  • Jesus
  • Holidays
  • Turkey
  • Monkeys
  • Elise & Eva found a new house
  • that Jesus put us on Earth
  • Rings
  • Rainbows
  • Birthday parties
  • No one died
  • Flowers
  • Turkey
Isaac:
  • Holiday
  • Cereal
  • Holidays
  • Holiday
  • Holiday
  • Cold water
  • Bear
  • Fireworks
  • Holiday
  • Holiday
  • Apple
  • Bread
  • Food
  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Holiday
  • Holiday
  • Holiday
  • Banana

2 comments:

Elise said...

Haha, you can tell Isaac I'm super happy and thankful for holidays too :)

Chad said...

There seems to be a Luke sleeping theme.

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