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Ten Things of Thankful: So Long, 2019

Photo: Nativity sets rest on a windowsill, while outside, trees and houses are blanketed in snow. The lights from the Christmas tree are reflected in the window.

Remember back in the old days, before blogging and social media, when friends and family would gather together without thinking to document the occasion with photos? Perhaps, if someone remembered to bring a camera, and if the camera had a flashbulb, a photo or two would be taken. Unless the camera was one of those fancy Polaroids, there was no way of knowing whether or not the photo would turn out. When the photographer reached the end of the roll, perhaps he would remember to send the film away for development. It wasn't unusual for months to pass between the taking of the photo and the receiving of the print, only to realize that the photographer had his thumb partially covering the lens. 


All this is to say that this past week for me has been much like the old days: a lot of time with family, but not a lot of thought into stopping the fun to take a photo. I hope that you had a fun-packed week, too, photos or no photos.

I'm thankful:
1. that oldest daughter could come for Christmas, and that her travels were uneventful. (She's currently driving home, but I'm assuming she will get back safely.)

2. that youngest daughter also was here for Christmas. 

3. that John's parents spent Christmas Eve afternoon with us.

4. that my sister and her family spent the afternoon of the 26th with us.

5. that youngest son and his girlfriend will be arriving shortly to stay until the new year. 

6. for phones that allowed us to talk with family members across the miles.

7. for games (Pandemic is the newest favorite), movies (Little Women was great), and laughter.

8. for the snow that fell during the night on Christmas Eve, allowing us to wake up to a white Christmas. 

9. for the peace, joy, and love that come from Christ.

10. for John, who is always willing to bring up another box from the basement--whether for pre-Christmas decorating, or post-Christmas undecorating. 

Did you remember to take photos over the past week? In any case, I hope you take time to remember the things you are thankful for. Feel free to link up your own Ten Things of Thankful list! 

Linking up this week:
The Prolific Pulse
MessyMimi's Meanderings
Backsies is What There is Not
A Season and a Time
the Wakefield Doctrine
Carin's Gratitude



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  1. We took next to no photos this year, either.
    #9>>>all others

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  2. They say taking too many photos means people don't remember what happened as well, they were too busy trying to take photos to enjoy the moment. It's good that you enjoyed the moments instead. Happy New Year!

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  3. Lovely picture. And you had a white Christmas! How magical it snowed on Christmas Eve :)
    I do remember the "before" days. You are so right about the documenting of events. With the exception of 2 trips to Europe, I have few photos of my young adulthood.
    Sounds as if you've have a very full, family filled week with more to come. Enjoy!
    Happy New Year to you and John!!

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    1. Thank you! It turns out we have a few quiet days, as our son and his girlfriend caught the flu. They decided against giving the gift that just keeps giving. We have plans to see them in about a month.
      Happy New Year to you, too!

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  4. I want to see the new Little Women too. Was this a mother/daughters outing for you?

    So where does Pandemic fit among your favorite games?

    Pretty magical to wake up to snow on Christmas morning!

    Happy New Year!

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    1. John, oldest daughter, and I saw the movie together.
      Pandemic is a cooperative game and unlike any other game we own. Its novelty ranks it pretty high right now. There are other games we have that we like for other reasons. (You should know that I don't do favorites very well! :-) )
      Happy New Year!

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  5. Totally identify/remember the days of film cameras and flashbulbs (the individual round ones that went in the reflector thing as well as the great leap forward when they invented flash cubes)... the lag was interesting... vacation slides in winter, Christmas slides in spring.
    Your list is surely the heart of what the season can offer.
    Have a great new year.

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    1. My grandma had a Polaroid camera, and I thought it was so cool that her photos were more or less instantly visible.

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