Thursday, November 22, 2007


13 Things I am thankful for this year.

First of all, I need to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ...He alone deserves all the credit for all the things I have been blessed with this year, and the 30 something years prior.
I am gonna knock out the important things first...

1. I am thankful for my 3 1/2 minute shower this morning, disrupted 3 times by screaming children. I am also thankful for my shared potty experiences. Nothing like a party on the pot! I am thankful for these things, because I have been SO blessed with three beautiful and intelligent children. There are so many people who cannot have children that would kill for a 3 minute shower.

2. I am thankful for dirty socks stuffed in between couch cushions. Yes, my husband, Zac is not the most tidy person alive, but he is my husband and I love him. I am so lucky to have a man who loves me, loves our children and works his butt off for everything we have. He is amazing.

3. My friends. The friends who I have known forever. The friends who I have just met. My online friends and my In real Life friends. My friends who I have hurt and have forgiven me. My friends who I haven't hurt yet, but have the capacity to forgive when I do :-). All my friends who visit me on this blog...I am thankful for you. I especially love you when you give me awards, LOL!

4. I am thankful for my sister, her husband and my nephews. I have always wanted to be an auntie and for the past 2 1/2 years, I have been happy to take that role.

5. 80's music. It's important. I love it and it's my main form of entertainment. Without it, my soul would be lost. It really would.

6. Fuzzy socks. I could not sleep last night because my feet were freezing. I mean ICE cold. I got up, grabbed a pair of fuzzy socks and I was fine :-) Fuzzy socks are my friend.

7. Ice cream. Despite the oh-so-attractive "front butt" it gives me, it's the best thing EVER. I could eat ice cream for every meal of every day, but my thighs beg me not to, so I resist.

8. MOPS. Seriously, if it weren't for my MOPS group, I would be in a straight jacket right now. I love my friends there and the joy that serving gives me.

9. New Kids on the Block. Now, before you think I am a complete psycho, hear me out. I am thankful for the nostalgic feelings it gives me when I see a New Kids Video. The feeling that I am a kid with no cares in the world and no responsibilities. Oh, to go back to that day for just a moment.

10. School. I am thankful that I have been given the means and the opportunity to go back to school after 15 years. I am not so thankful for that 96% I got on my test last week, but I will survive. I keep having to remind myself that it is still an 'A', even if I did get one question wrong.

11. I am thankful for a vehicle. It may not be the most practical vehicle for our family of 5, but it gets us from point a to point b with pretty good gas mileage.

12. I am VERY VERY grateful for my husband's 89 year old grandmother. I make sure to remind him on a daily basis that I married him for his grandmother. She's the most amazing woman I have ever met. I love her tremendously and I hope and pray she makes it another 20+ years!

13. High School Musical. When all else fails, put it on. I love it, the kids love it and it has some AWESOME music on it! LOVE me some HSM, plus the boys are so cute. I would have been all over this movie when I was a kid!!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!


TheVasquez3 said...

love love love this...i am thankful for so much's nice to have a reminder like thanksgiving to express all that i am thankful for!!

Nicholas said...

Nice list. Happy Thanksgiving

Queen of the Mayhem said...

What a sweet post! I am thankful that you found your way to my now I can make my way to yours!

We are so blessed!

AND....feel free to say whatever on my will only serve to make me love you more...and then it gives me free reign to do the same on yours! :)

PS: I'm sorry.....I could go 80's music...but I can NOT give you New Kids....Backstreet Boys or NSYNC...maybe! (hee-hee)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

That turkey cracks me up!

Have a great Thanksgiving; I hope your husband doesn't stuff your fuzzy socks between couch cushions! Keep on having fun with those kids -- I admire you for having three. I had to stop at 2 and most days, they are more than I can handle.

Happy TT!

Leeann said...

did you steal that turkey from my page, or do great minds think alike?? :)
I did the same thing for my TT (as will most everyone!) I'll post it in a bit.

Secret Agent Mama said...

I thought about doing my list in a comical sense b/c there is much quirkiness in my life!! LOL

Great list! Thanks for your lovely comments on mine. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

YummY! said...

"Nothing like a party on the Pot" I love that. Just love it.!

sheri said...

Fun post! And did you know that the other night I spent 1 hour trying to decide whether or not to buy the "Hangin Tough" ringtone for my cell phone? (I decided against it for now. I'm gonna do something Christmasy for the next month. Yes, I'm that dorky)

Holly said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!



QuietMom said...

what a lovely list! Thank you for stopping by mine too! :-)

Jeannene said...

"Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family Kelly!!"

I love your list,
Talk to you soon!
xo Jeannene

Dane Bramage said...

All things to be thankful for today! Thanks for visiting my Thursday Thirteen #57. 13 Things My Momma Done Taught Me Edition!

Jeannene said...

"Hello my sweet friend?!!"

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and would love to see some of you pictures. Shame on me, I did not take any;-((!!

Love your list by the!! Talk to you soon. Did you hubby have to go to work today? Mine is off!
xo Jeannene

Kellan said...

Fun things to be thankful for - hope you had a good Thanksgiving. Kellan

Bethany said...

Hope you had a great thanksgiving. And just the slight mention of NKOTB get's me all giddy! (not like crazy carve Jordan's initials in my arm giddy though ;))

MamaLee said...

I'm grateful for you.

Happy Belated TT!! xoxo

jenn said...

I have tagged you for a meme if you want to play along!

crystal said...

I love your witty list! 80's music is something to inspire serious gratitude. Where would I be today, if not for Corey Hart?.....

Cecily R said...

Kelly, you're AWESOME. We were destined to be friends you know. I too am thankful for fuzzy socks. I don't know if there is much that feels better than a new pair of thick yummy socks.

You are my density.