|Photo: Battle Creek Falls, a 50-foot waterfall over a rocky edge|
The last time I posted, we were celebrating the 6th anniversary of the Ten Things of Thankful, and what a celebration it was! We combined with the Finish the Sentence Friday blog hop, and so many bloggers participated. I enjoyed reading everyone's posts, and it became a reunion of sorts. What a fun way to start the summer months!
We extended the time the link remained open, so you'll probably want to go back and make sure you didn't miss reading any of the posts.
Also, I mentioned in my last post that I have some Ten Things of Thankful sticky-notepads to give to anyone who would like one. I still have some available, so if you'd like one, let me know in a comment and I'd be happy to mail one out to you.
|Photo: The design on the sticky note pad: Light blue sky and fluffy clouds are on the background. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written at the top, with the numbers 1-10 going down the left-hand side. At the bottom, "Join weekly at www.thankfulme.net"|
I'm thankful that my friend and her daughter came to visit and stayed with me for a few days.
- I'm thankful for friendship.
- I'm thankful their visit happened to be during the time John was gone helping at church youth camps. Though I'm capable of staying alone, it was nice to have company.
- I'm thankful we walked or hiked every day.
- I'm thankful we went to the Manti Pageant--something I had never been to, but had wanted to see.
- I'm thankful to have earned the title of "Aunt Kristi." ("Grandma" had been suggested "because (you) are doing what a really nice grandma would do" [driving my friend's daughter around to find local Pokemon stops], but we settled on "Aunt Kristi" instead.)
|Photo: The large, cream-colored stone Manti Temple stands on top of a hill.|
I'm thankful that oldest son and his wife came this weekend to surprise John for Father's Day.
- I'm thankful I was able to keep the surprise. I was about bursting at the seams in anticipation of their arrival, but managed to stay cool enough that John had no idea they were coming.
- I'm thankful they drove safely.
- I'm thankful they were willing to spend so much time on the road, even though they could only stay about a day.
- I'm thankful we visited the Church History Museum together, visited John's parents, and went to church together.
- I'm thankful youngest daughter came over Sunday afternoon, and was also able to visit with her brother and sister-in-law.
|Photo: My son and daughter-in-law stand in my front yard and smile for the camera|
I'm thankful for my dad. He's humble and quiet, but his impact is far-reaching.
|Photo: My dad and I at a family reunion, when I was just a baby. I sit on the picnic table, and Dad sits on the bench near me.|
|Photo: My dad sits on the brown sofa and looks down at baby me. I'm sitting on the wood floor and looking up at Dad.|
I'm thankful for John. He's a wonderful dad to our children, grandpa to our grandchildren, and husband to me.
|Photo: John smiles for the camera while standing near the water's edge in Italy|
Joining us this week:
The Prolific Pulse
The Wakefield Doctrine
A Season and a Time
Viola's Daily Musings