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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thanksgiving All Year: 131-140

Would you believe it -- I am actually posting this week's list of thankfulness a day early for once!! I have something else I want to post tomorrow and I didn't want to double up on my posts because, hey, let's face it, I wanted to post something each day this month and while I've come nowhere near that, this at least puts me one step closer than I otherwise would have been.

This week, I am thankful...

131. That our friends Doug and Teri got to enjoy the blessing of having all five of their kids (plus their spouses and children) home at the same time.

Doug introducing 4 of his kids
(the 5th was in the house)

Jeff was on leave from Afghanistan

132. For a fun Saturday morning with my mom at another baby shower for Erin followed by a shopping trip to Kohl's.

133. For a cute new purple sweater.

134. For a SUPER fun Saturday evening ~ dinner at Mimi's Cafe, Brian Regan show, and dessert at Tivoli Gardens in the El Dorado. Dinner and my ticket was my birthday gift from Cassidy and Erin, and Ben's ticket was his birthday gift from my family... We just had to wait a while before we got to enjoy them!

Katie and Johnathan

me and Ben

Cassidy and Erin ~
THANK YOU for this fun night!!!

Erin's parents, Dick and Cleve,
and her sister, Kara

at the show -- me, Ben, Erin, Dick, Cleve, Anita, Don, Katie, and Johnathan;
just missing Cassidy (taking the picture) and Kara (who seems to be hiding)

135. For my friend Jessica's exuberant excitement over a CD I made for her.

136. That God always seems to orchestrate things so that when either my mentor or I need to cancel our weekly meeting, it works best for the other person, too, so the canceller doesn't have to feel guilty!

137.  For Silver Peak's grilled cheese sandwich. My mom's co-worker has been telling her about it for a while and we finally went to try it on Monday... Five cheeses (including cream cheese -- never heard of that before, what a great idea!), tomato, and avocado on grilled sourdough bread. YEA. It's to die for.

Watch out, I think
you're starting to drool! {source}

138. For a wonderful afternoon lunch by the river with Jessie and Dana on Tuesday.

Jessie and Dana

the beautiful Truckee River
139. For three consecutive weeks (so far) of staying on top of my finances.

140. That I had the privilege of disassembling our church's Thanksgiving tree and reading leaf after leaf of things that our church family is thankful for.

What are YOU thankful for this week?


Beth Stone said...

Ok, I am totally jealous that you got to see Brian Reagan! He's so funny.... This is a great list... and yes, I am totally drooling over that sandwich - looks delicious!

Carrie said...

Ditto the jealous over seeing Brian Reagan! Sounds like fun. And yes, that sandwich looks AMAZING! Love the Thanksgiving tree - what a great idea for church (I'm keeping that in mind for our little church next year). Blessings!

Kaysi said...

Thanks, ladies!! Wish you could have joined us for the show -- he IS hilarious!! Wish you could try the sandwich, too... Maybe you both just need to plan a trip to Reno!! ;o) (Not now, though... We've got a massive wildfire burning and INSANE winds causing it to spread... I've heard that 20-50 houses have burned! Pray for us!)

Carrie, the Thanksgiving tree is something we did at the church Beth & I grew up in. Cassidy & I introduced it at our church here a couple years ago. I believe he bought the ficus tree at Goodwill or somewhere like that and "de-leafed" it. We use a die-cut to make red, orange, yellow, and brown construction paper leaves and hang them on the tree with Christmas ornament hooks. I LOVE this tradition! Hope you get to use it in the future! =)