Friday, June 20, 2014

Ten Things of Thankful: A More-than-One-Week Edition


As I (rightly) dedicated last's week's post to Father's Day, I missed some thankfuls that happened last week.  They were too good to overlook, though, so this week's list will include items that actually happened last week. 
1.  Youngest son came home for a visit.  He arrived the Tuesday before Father's Day, and left the evening of Father's Day.  It was good to have him home for a bit.  



2.  Having him home=break out Settlers of Catan!



3. I even won a game! 

4.  Father's Day also brought middle daughter and crew:




5.  Youngest daughter made breakfast on Father's Day, and also made dessert for dinner that night.  

6.  The kids that couldn't be here in person, called.  All of our kids do a good job of keeping in touch, and we really appreciate it.

7.  Not only did middle daughter come over on Father's Day, youngest daughter and I got to visit with her yesterday as well. 

8.  I could easily amuse her girls with the "Watch Grandma balance toys on her head" game.  

9.  While I balanced toys on my head, my daughters baked cookies--and shared the finished product with me!

10.  I'm thankful for all the other simple moments that make up family. 

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Thanks for family, near and far. 

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38 comments:

  1. awww.. what a nice Father's day with your family! The grands are sooo cute.

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  3. Sounds like you've had some lovely family times. That baby is pure adorableness!

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    1. She's at a cute stage now, that's for sure. :-)

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  4. Aww! sounded like a perfect Father's Day and glad you had a wonderful day with all you amazing family :)

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    1. We had a good time together. :-)

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  5. What ? Not video of the "balance toys on your head" game????? So those babies are probably up there in the biggest dimples most adorable catagory when you get em in person , yes?

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    1. I can only do so much. . .

      And, yes, of course, they are even more adorable in person! :-)

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    2. Thanks a lot zoe.... for writing my Comment
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      (but I agree)

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  6. Um - you balanced toys on your head and DIDN'T TAKE PHOTOS?!!?!

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    1. I guess that my party trick is more amusing than I realized. Zoe wants video, you want photos. I guess I know what I have to do. :-)

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  7. The simple things that make up family really ARE the best!

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  8. LOL! Kristi, those pics are gorgeous, and I'm enjoying this post! Those toys on the head...not an easy balancing act!

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    1. Well, to be honest, half the fun was when they would crash down off my head--"boom!" And then I would hear, "Again! Again!" and we'd start all over.

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  9. Family is the BEST. I miss having my son at home. He came to stay one night - he had business in NY and we are closer than he is. It was so good to see him. Your granddaughters are adorable.

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    1. Well, hopefully, your son's job will take him to NY more often, so you'll have lots more chances to visit! :-)

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  10. Moments with family are so precious...what a full list you have here! Great photos!
    So Settlers of Catan...we've often looked at it, but never picked up a copy. How is it to play?

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    1. Settlers takes playing a time or two before the rules really sink in, but it is a lot of fun. It's best played with at least 4 people, which is why we had to break it out when our son came for a visit.

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  11. how cool are photos? the first photo, not only do I see the physical resemblance, (I might think), I can see a similarity in their view of the world (around them).

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    1. Youngest son is definitely a younger version of John, and they are alike in more ways than just looks.

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  12. Your balance toys on your head trick will be impressive as long as they aren't stuffed animals. Show us some trucks. Plastic teapots. Tricycles. And definitely video it.
    You have a ginger boy, too!
    Those baby girlers! So cute!

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    1. Not stuffed animals, but not that impressive, either. Rings from a stacking toy. I guess I need to hone my skills.

      With red-head genes on both John's and my side, we were bound to have a ginger. My grandmother was delighted!

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  13. Great things to be thankful for -- and there is nothing better than family (and fresh cookies!)

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  14. Here's to the simple moments that make up family and so glad you had your son and daughter visit. Your grandbabies are gorgeous.

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    1. The simple moments make up the fabric of family, I think.

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  15. Oh boy what a great way to spend with your granddaughters...and then getting home baked cookies...YUM babies are such fun and I love the giggles! Wonderful post!

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  16. You realize Kristi that now, everyone is focused on you, balancing toys on your head!
    You have much wonder and joy in your family for which to give thanks. Thank you for sharing:)

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    1. I had no idea toy balancing was so interesting! :-)

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  17. Gosh your son looks like his dad! Looks like you had a good week. Cute grandchildren!

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  18. What a beautiful family! Lots to be thankful for.

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  19. Sounds like fun was had by all on Father's Day.

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  20. Family is everything. That's why I find it so difficult not having one of my own. :'(

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