For Thanksgiving, I thought I would ask my kids what they are grateful for. I found Kaleb first. He said, "I'm thankful for my family." When I asked him why, he replied, "Because I love my family. I love my family too much!" I asked him if there was anything else he was thankful for. He said, "And I'm thankful for the food, and I'm thankful for the dentist." "Why are you thankful for the dentist?" I asked with raised eyebrows. "Because I like the dentist. He gives me toothbrushes, and toothbrushes are good."
Then it was Riley's turn. He said, "I am thankful for the holidays." Then he went and got a picture book he made at school and read it to me. "I am thankful for cool, crisp, green grass. I am thankful for brown earth. I am thankful for swishy, wavy, blue water. I am thankful for prickly pinecones. I am thankful for green trees. I am thankful for rocky, beautiful, purple mountains. I am thankful for the shiney, yellow sun. I am thankful for the pretty blue sky." Then I asked him if he wanted to come up with his own ideas. He said, "For our family. I'm thankful for the world, I'm thankful for Jesus, I'm thankful for my mom and dad and brothers and sisters." To which I replied, "Sisters? You don't have any sisters!" I laughed. He replied, "But other people do." "But you don't." "Brothers! I'm thankful for my brothers!"
Then Zach said simply, "I'm thankful for my family and everything I have." I asked him if he would like to elaborate, and he said, "No. What else is there to say if I say I am grateful for everything I have?"
I am grateful for a husband who loves me so much he will warm up my side of the bed when he's waiting for me to get in it. I am grateful for our home, our freedom, our livelyhood (even though it's been turned on its head a little bit), technology, and my religion. I am grateful for music, and acting, and that I get to sing and act as much as possible. It's just who I am. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope it was wonderful!
Here are some picture of our festivities so Michele and Michael and Dad will know what the missed and feel sad they weren't there. :D People. If you don't know I'm kidding by now. You shouldn't be reading my blog.