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Giving thanks....


Friday, August 16, 2013

While I was thinking about dedication yesterday, I was also thinking about being thankful. So giving thanks is my new word for the day.

This came to mind last night as I sat laughing with my kids. After a very healthy dinner (which they complained about)... not to go on a little rant here but I made something new last night. I made chicken in the crockpot with spaghetti sauce. That was not the complaint... the house smelled so good after that cooked all day! The complaint came with my choice of noodles. Instead of our families normal spaghetti noodles, instead I made spinach noodles. Holy green! LOL!

My kids and hubby took one look and said... "Ewwwww... what is that?" But I just nudged them into trying it out. (I skipped the noodles due to my new diet plan.) And guess what???... They liked it! And my boys even had second helpings. My hubby said that they were ok but never make it again type of answer. I just want my family to keep eating healthy and to try new things. At least I can get them some what on board.....

Anywho... back to giving thanks!

After dinner last night I took my kids out to the park for a little soccer. We were already laughing on the way over due to a sprinkler shooting water into our car (we had the windows down) and scared the crap out of us. LOL! But we got out to the field and did over 30 minutes of soccer drills and then played some two-on-two. Lots of laughing... and tons of fun.

So I decided my word today would be giving thanks. I gave thanks last night for some time with my kids. With my son hitting these tough teenage years, it was so fun having him goof around with us and want to be at the field with his mom.

Today I am giving thanks! What about you??? What are you thankful for?
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FITFOODIE806 8/16/2013 7:03PM

    awwww, your family sounds so fun! You are doing such good for them by making them try different foods even if they don't like it!
Today, I'm thankful for a job I love. I'm a teacher and I'm actually excited to get back to work. Classroom set up started today!

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FORBANDE 8/16/2013 6:16PM

    I love this and totally agree! Give thanks each day and in all we do. Even in the toughest of times there is a blessing. We just don't always see it or want to see it.

I'm so thankful for you Elaine! You are one of the first people I met on Spark. Back in the Purple Panther (I think that's right) days. Remember that?? :) Spark Friends like you are why I'm still here.

Have an awesome weekend!

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GLMOM2 8/16/2013 2:47PM

    Giving thanks - it's not just a one-day a year thing. Great!

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So much to be thankful for ... with my daughter in her tween years that her and I can still bond is a wonderful thing. My families health & happiness! emoticon

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VALYNN26 8/16/2013 1:03PM

    I am thankful for wonderful sparkfriends like you. Thank you for always being a great support & friend. emoticon

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