So I do appreciate...the big and the little...daily. But when Thanksgiving comes around each year, I feel like its my chance to really appreciate...to look at my life with even more scrutiny in an attempt to find blessings where I may have missed them before and appreciate some of the smaller things that I may not see routinely. As such, each year that I have blogged I have challenged myself to do a gratitude post...the first year it was my ABC's and last year it was something daily. This year, I saw this photo challenge on Pinterest and decided it would be a fun approach.
To be honest, I didn't really take a photo a day, though. Instead, I looked at the themes and took a photo that properly captured each one (and in some cases even used ones I already had). As I have done in the past, I also tried to not necessarily use the really obvious things (like the boys or Josh) although they definitely are represented in the list. So now that the lengthy intro is out of the way, let's get to my 2012 list of appreciation, shall we?!?
1. Favorite food
my nightly treat...it's technically a frozen yogurt base, so i'm going with "it's healthy"
|So his smile is a bit ridiculous, but I love the fact that he now understands all these things and even has real conversations and all. Colton is a funny little boy, and I am so thankful to be his mommy|
|I thought having one baby was amazing. But now that I have two, my heart truly feels full. The best part is watching them interact and learn to be brothers and friends.|
5. Morning Sky
|we've had clouds for forever (or so it seems), so there was no pretty morning shot to be had! Instead we'll go for cute baby greeting the day|
7. Something funny
|Colton built a "choo choo track" out of pads to entertain himself at his Gigi's house...not only funny, but clearly my child is some kind of genius!|
8, Favorite Color
|i was never really a pink person until recently and now i can't get enough of it. i blame it on the fact that i share my house with 4 boys|
9. Inspiring person
11. Something old
|our house was built in 1962 but has been completely updated since. this stove remains, though, and although we have never and probably never will use it, i like the character it adds to our house|
|ok this was taken awhile ago, but i actually managed to capture them holding hands while riding in their stroller, so i have to use it! i melt.|
13. Written words
|no dad, i am the lucky one (that's his handwriting even though he signed mom first)|
|my gym, and as much as I actually hate exercising, I am grateful to have such a great place to go (and that hour of free babysitting a day!)|
|DVR: my happy place each day!|