Count your blessings, name them one by one…
I’m using Thursday posts to focus on thankfulness — and instead of counting blessings, I’m challenging myself to come up with them alphabetically. (You can find the rest of the posts in this series here.)
Welcome to O week!
I am thankful for the times my family has been able to camp at the ocean. While I’m a bit sad we didn’t get there this year, I have good memories from our 2 trips to the beach last summer.
One of my fun memories of the small fests in Germany was the time we wandered down a side-street and enjoyed a bit of Greek food. And ouzo. One man was happy to discover that we were Americans and wondered if we knew a cousin of his… in Chicago. (Um, no.)
It’s been a stormy week. After such a sunny summer, settling into the darkening days of autumn and humid, dreary weather is a bit of a downer — so I am thankful today for the color orange.
Sunny orange cantaloupe and toast with peach-mango-orange preserves help to brighten up the early morning (and yes, the scrambled eggs help, too!)
And that’s all I’ve got this week. I think the busy work-week and humid weather have scrambled my brain. Also, this is a family-friendly blog. 😉
Of course you get a turn: what are you thankful for today?
When my oldest son was born and joined the extended family, he was the first grandchild on my side of the extended family but the fifth grandchild — and fourth grandson — on my husband’s side of the family.
He was also the first grandchild who would carry on the family name.
SuperDad holding baby MM, Great-Uncle, Great-Grandma, and Grandpa — all with the same last name
That baby in the picture above is currently a senior in college, earning a degree in Chemical Engineering. He has 3 younger brothers to help “carry on the family name.” (When I was 10 months pregnant with the last one, my sweet MIL suggested that we could stop now!! — which made me briefly consider having a fifth child. Very briefly. Because that 4th baby boy weighed nine-and-a-half pounds!)
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