Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thankful to be Back

I'm baaaaccckkkkk! 

Sorry about my random hiatus.  I needed it.  I'll transition to multiple posts per week here in a bit, but I know the next couple months are gonna be pretty busy.

Anyhow, I wanted to share a little family tradition I have started (and waited just about a year to do)! I'm so excited to be doing it, although I didn't remember to begin until yesterday.

Thankful Thoughts Project

1 mason jar
any paper
couple different color pens (different colored pen per person)
scissors (optional)

Starting November 1st, every night at the end of your day, cut or tear a piece of paper, and write one thing you are thankful for.  Put the date on the piece of paper (optional).  Do this for everyday of November.  Keep the mason jar in a place that you will see it daily.  December 1, gather the family and read all the thankful thoughts out loud to eachother.  

Cute, right?! I can't wait till Devin can understand this and participate as well.  We will definitely keep these and put them in a ziploc bag (labeled with the year) and read them to Devin in a couple years.  Whether you have kids or not, it's a great way to stop and think about some things you are grateful for.  It's a nice little time out to reflect on how it actually isn't that bad.

Anyhow, here is a treat that I desperately needed today:

 Pumpkin Spice by Georgetown Cupcake + milk in a mug = my heaven

So, that's it for tonight folks! I hope you are glad to see me back, because I'm definitely glad to be back :)  I'd like to soon share some photos to show you what I/we have been up to.  Here is a sneak peek:

See ya soon, and thanks for your patience <3