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A Month of Thanksgiving—21 & 22

A Month of Thanksgiving—21 & 22

This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here are Days 21 & 22 … 95. Being inspired by others with ideas for keeping Thanksgiving healthy 96. The energy to organize my sons’ bedroom 97. A great deal on a new-to-us kitchen table that is BIGGER than our old one 98. Thinning out the mudroom and keeping only what is necessary; putting the rest away where it belongs 99. That lighter feeling I have after organizing and straightening…

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A Month of Thanksgiving—20

A Month of Thanksgiving—20

This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here is Day 20 … 88. Morning Mass with my daughter on the Feast of the Presentation of Mary 89. New beeswax Advent candles, made by a homeschooling family, and ready for next Sunday 90. A new Advent devotional that I cannot wait to begin 91. eMeals‘ slow-cooker meal plans 92. Clean water 93. Watching my kids build Legos all afternoon 94. Coming in from the cold and instantly feeling…

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A Month of Thanksgiving—19

A Month of Thanksgiving—19

This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here is Day 19 … 82. Luke and Veronica, whose 7th birthday is today! 83. Memories of spending Thanksgiving in the hospital, two days after they were born 84. Smiles filled with surprise after opening a present 85. Checking a few Christmas gifts off of my list 86. Our Catholic school 87. Shopping with my kids for our school’s food drive … “Can we get this, too, Mom?” *** Linking…

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A Month of Thanksgiving—18

A Month of Thanksgiving—18

This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here is Day 18 … 75. Starting my day with more amazing saint reports, this time from my first-grade son and his classmates. I am sure Our Lord, Our Lady and all the saints who they portrayed were smiling down on them! St. Luke with his younger brother 76. Going out for breakfast and shopping with my mom and Joseph 77. Getting ideas for Christmas gifts while shopping 78. My…

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A Month of Thanksgiving—17

A Month of Thanksgiving—17

This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here is Day 17… 69. A smooth morning getting ready for school and out the door on time 70. Chatting with my kids in the van about their favorite Advent traditions and Christmas cookies; I want to include them in the planning this year … 71. #GraceOfYesDay and reading many stories of hope and encouragement about how people say yes to God 72. Saying yes to being silly with my…

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Feels-Like-Winter Daybook + A Month of Thanksgiving—16

Feels-Like-Winter Daybook + A Month of Thanksgiving—16

Outside my window … It is very, very cold this morning. We’re talking NINE degrees! It feels more like January than November. I am trying so hard not to complain. But it very, very hard! “Bless the Lord, frosts and snows; sing praise to him and highly exalt him forever.” —Daniel 3:70— Thanking God for … This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here is Day 16 … 63. My almost-seven-year-old daughter who worked SO hard on her…

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A Month of Thanksgiving—15

A Month of Thanksgiving—15

This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here is Day 15 … 60. The Holy Mass 61. The First Reading at Mass and remembering that my husband recited it to me as part of his proposal some 13+ years ago 62. A FUN afternoon with my four girls: ear piercing, soft pretzels, Lindt chocolate samples, and American Girl and Lego stores *** Linking up with fellow blogging friend Jenny from The Littlest Way. If you would like to join…

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A Month of Thanksgiving—13 & 14

A Month of Thanksgiving—13 & 14

This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here is Day 13 & 14 … I ran out of time yesterday! Has that ever happened to you? I had an unusually busy Friday with subbing at a Weight Watchers meeting in the morning, followed by doctor check-ups in the afternoon. I zoomed off to an Inspired Women retreat last night and got home way too late to even think about publishing a blog post! Now, it is the…

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A Month of Thanksgiving—12

A Month of Thanksgiving—12

This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here is Day 12 … https://www.etsy.com/shop/RoseHillDesignStudio 48. My hair stylist! She has been cutting my hair for about eight or nine years, and she is the first person to “get” my hair. I have a natural wave to my hair, and I always fought it. She was the first person who told me I didn’t have to fight it! What freedom! 49. Organizing the jackets, boots, mittens and hats. Making sure…

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A Month of Thanksgiving—11

A Month of Thanksgiving—11

This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here is Day 11 … 42. God’s provision for my family in the form of groceries 43. Ideas that pop into my head when I am walking up and down the aisles of the store (and the grace to discern how to act upon them) 44. Our Little Flowers/Little Women group 45. The beginnings of a new routine 46. Fighting to get back in the game, after sitting on the…

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