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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Be Thankful

The unobvious things that I am thankful for

1. a peaceful time to enjoy a prayer walk this morning
2. Record-breaking temps for Thanksgiving, I say bring a football to toss
3. Free Birthday coffee at Caribou
4. Frequent visits from this little wood pecker in my front tree

5. Reminders of God's promises everyday
6. To Still be barefoot in November
7. I love my house, it's warm and cozy and comfortable
8. Men & women who give their time (and lives) to  keep us safe
9. Good & Plenty Candy

10. That dark chocolate is healthy for you
11.Thoughtful friends and sweet birthday surprises
Thanks Valerie, they make me smile

Now for the obvious...

1. My hope, peace & joy found only in Jesus!
2. A husband who "gets me", loves me, takes good care of me, treats me like a princess, encourages me, still opens the door for me,  never assumes, and puts my needs above his own (a rare quality). I am undeserving and take none of it for granted.
OK, that's enough of that. I just think he's pretty great and I thank God everyday for  
My Rick
(spoiled rotten)  I love you

3. My beautiful kids....all of them
 cant believe they are mine...
I am Blessed....
and Thankful for all I have!

Hope  you all have a great Thanksgiving


  1. Happy Birthday Jackie. Yes...you have lots to be thankful for. A beautiful family is God's greatest gift to us! If you would like to give your "Downy" woodpecker a little treat they LOVE suet! Hang a suet holder from your tree and they'll love you! Especially the kind with fruit in it! Enjoy your day!

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AJ!!!! Love you lots and lots and i can't wait to see you tomorrow! WOOP WOOP! it's gonna be one heck of a day! :D :D :D Have a great day! xo

  3. Sweet blog :) I'm glad that you are so blessed and we are so blessed to have you!

  4. Bah......this is Brianna, on your computer, as is the above comment, but I'm too lazy to go change the username :)

  5. Happy Birthday Friend. Sounds like you had a great day!