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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks

James' and Julie's first Thanksgiving home with us (three years ago, now), I wrote this post:

We have a book, called Thanks for Thanksgiving, that we take out every year at this time and read to the kids. They then write in the back of it what they're thankful for. A few examples from years past:

Thank you for lollipops. 
Thanks you for books.
Thank you for God and Santa and Jesus
(does that make Santa like the Holy Spirit or something?)
From Bella one year: I am thankful for my life.

This year we have two new handwritings in the book, from James and Julie.
From James:
Thanks for candy. Thanks for Mom. Thanks for turkey. Thanks for holideys. Thanks for new Family.
From Julie:
Thanks fore Holl (whole) family and love. Thanks for all hellp. I am soo hape (happy) I am in Amerikeh.

Yeah. I think that about says it all....

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, everyone!


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  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  2. What a great way to celebrate what we are grateful for and have a recording of it too. My daughter's a bit young, yet, but I think I'll crib your idea someday. And the Santa one is really cute! At least god come in first (sorry, Jesus)!

  3. Newest follower from crafty spices. I love your book idea for thanksgiving, I have a two year old and now would be a perfect time to start a tradition like that!


  4. Wonderful post Anne! I hope you and your family have been enjoying Thanksgiving Day. I am happy to become a Follower of your Blog. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  5. What a great idea! Such great memories to look back on. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Thanks, everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!



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