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Ten Things of Thankful: Very Short, Hopefully Sweet Edition

I'm writing this from a hotel in St. George, Utah.  Tomorrow I arrive in Provo for Education Week at Brigham Young University. 
I'm thankful for:
1.  Oldest son--he is great about keeping in touch.
2.  Oldest daughter--she is always up for a Disneyland trip.


Photo:  My daughter and I, Disneybounding as Mrs. Potts and Belle, standing in front of the Disneyland train station
3.  Middle daughter--she's grown up so much being a mom.
4.  Youngest son--I've loved having him home this summer.


Photo:  Youngest son, sporting a red beard, and me in my red flowered blouse
5.  Youngest daughter--my travel companion this week for BYU Education Week.
6.  Drexel--goofy dog amuses me.


Photo:  Yellow lab, Drexel, sleeps upside down in a crate.  (He has a larger crate, but prefers this cozy one.)
7.  Working transportation.
8.  Working a/c and CD player in #7.
9.  A pillow that is calling my name.
10.  John--master of foam aviator hats, holder-downer of the fort, and supporter of my travels.  


Photo:  John smiles for the camera, while wearing an aviator hat he made out of craft foam
(In case you would like to make your own aviator hat, he used the pattern mentioned in the following video.)





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  1. I thought about you today. Praying for safe travels. Yes, AC traveling where you were would have been a necessity, so I'm glad it was working! I love John's hat!

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  2. THe hat, the goofy doggie, the kids! It was very sweet!

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  3. Very sweet list. Have a marvelous time at Education Week.

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  4. love the googles!

    dogs, do everything well… 'sleep in a crate?!?!' ' hey… come on!! check out my very own cave… it's great!'

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  5. Sweet hat! I recently put our crates away to free up floor space, but the dogs did enjoy having their own little corner when they were out. Once Louie was followed in by a cat we used to have. The cat was notorious for his somewhat cranky disposition. Poor Louie was afraid to pass the cat to come out and had to cry until I came and shooed the cat away.

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  6. Short, sweet and full of wonderful things. Hope Education Week is all that you want it to be. Yay for family and Disney.

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  7. John in his aviator hat is the best thing I've seen in a coon's age! LOVE it! And Drexel; always love Drexel. Looks like a pretty fine family!

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  8. Your 7 8 and 9 - absolutely!
    Short and sweet is awesome. And I have to say that you could be your son's sister - you do NOT look old enough to have a son that age. :)

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  9. It's sweet how you worked all your children into your TToT.
    :-)
    Sounds like a lot of exciting traveling you've been doing.
    I love when a pillow calls your name at the end of a day. Love the photo descriptions too by the way. Thanks.

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  10. Anytime you post pictures of Drexel I leave smiling! Reminds me of Bella who I surely miss.

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  11. Another fun post. Love the photo of Drexel and John's hat.

    Enjoy your week in Utah.

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  12. A very lovely list indeed. Love goofy dogs and John's hat. It reminds me of Carl in "Up"....
    Is this a costume coming "up"? (Great movie, sadest first 10 minutes / love story)
    Have a great week in Utah. (send some sun over here, would you?!)

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