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November 17th– We are thankful for all mothers and fathers out there.  For mothers who were the first people to love you, who nurtured, who taught, who cheered, who supported; who carried the pains you couldn’t.  For fathers who love you like you like their prized possession, who disciplined, who protected; who gave everything they could for you to be everything you are.  Unforunately we are thankful for a parent’s heartbreak because it reminds you that your heart is strong enough to face the worst and still keep beating.  On November 17th my sister and brother-in-law lost their baby boy.  It is and was a trying time but, again, I am thankful for our family and the strong support system we have to help us through the hardest times.


November 18th– We are thankful for laughter!  Laughter is always a beautiful noise that can brighten up the darkest places!

November 19th– We are thankful for a home.  We have a place to rest and relax.  It is also a place of safety and encouragement and gathering those you love!

November 20th– We are thankful for a job that challenges daily.

November 21st– We are thankful for those who have made a positive impact in our lives.  These people have come in all forms over the years: teacher, coach, family member, pastor, doctor, co-worker… You could be changing another persons life without realizing it, be the best form of you, you can be!

November 22nd–We are thankful for the first snow fall.  There is something about the first snow that brings out the kid in all of us. I know Taylor was wishing for a snow day…

November 23rd– We are thankful for delivery food.  Somedays, you just need to order food in and snuggle up on the couch with your other half!

November 24th– We are thankful for family recipes that have been passed down through the family, generation after generation!

November 25th– We are thankful for Google.  Gosh that is a lot of information at our fingertips!

November 26th–  We are thankful for Friendsgiving!  I may be biased but I think we have the best friends out there!


November 27th–  On Thanksgiving we sat back and thought about all that we had to be Thankful for… the list is never ending.  We have an amazing family, friends, we have our health, we have the motivation to learn, we are driven, we have so much love for each other…seriously the list could go on and on. We just need to remember not to take anything for granted.  Life is too short to get caught up in the small things that won’t matter in the long run.


We hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and their day was filled with good food and loved ones!





In all the bad… we need to look for the good!

Posted: 16th November 2015 by Danielle in Journal
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November is a month to be thankful for!

November 12– For a phone that allows you to communicate with people instantaneously even when you are far away from them.

November 13–  We are thankful for blogs for connecting you with other like-minded people.  Thank you all for joining us on our journey and supporting us everything step of the way!

November 14– We are thankful for faith, hope, and love. Because those things are free, irreplaceable, and the only things that last a lifetime.  Our hears ache for all those hurt due to the violence in Paris.

November 15–  We are thankful for home videos.  Sometimes it is fun to reminisce on the simple things and the love between family members!

November 16– We are thankful for GPS.  We traveled to a wedding this weekend and used our GPS every leg of  the way…. How did we ever get anywhere using maps:-)




How could you not be thankful, when you live in America!

Posted: 11th November 2015 by Danielle in Journal
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November 10–  Today we are thankful for the ability to learn.  Taylor has two quizzes and a test this week and although its a lot crammed into one week, Taylor truly loves to learn.  He spends countless hours studying for school and then when he has free time from school work, he is walking a documentary or listening to a book on tape.  Learning and knowledge are an invaluable tool for life!


November 11– Today we are thankful for the safety and security this country offers all of it’s citizens!  We are thankful for the troops past, present, and future that put their lives on the line to protect our freedom, keep us safe, and define everything the United States of America stands for!  Thank you a Veteran today and remember  we devote one day out of the year for this very important holiday but veterans and active duty work everyday (physically, mentally, and emotionally) to keep us safe!