First up, I am thankful for my family. It's small right now, but it suits me just fine for the moment. My hubs is an absolute doll who keeps me laughing and smiling. And, our two "babies" help keep both of our hearts full.
Okay, so my parents are part of my family, but I thought they needed their own special category. I am one of those "only" children. So, my relationship with the folks is quite complex and wonderful - they are my guardians and my friends. I had a magical childhood I tell ya . . . they definitely did it up right. But, it didn't stop there. We are lucky enough to still live in the same town and I get to see them weekly. I am so thankful for them!!
Where would any of us be without a little help from our friends?? I love all of those special men and women in my life who I am lucky enough to call my best pals - you know who you are. One in particular has been with me since age three (circa 1982). I love this lady like the sister I never had and am so thankful to have her in my life!
Next up, I am thankful for my house. Trav and I purchased it almost a year ago and it is a very special place. It's actually on the street where my mom grew up. The kicker . . . she grew up across the street from the hubby's dad and they were great buds. Yup. We live on the street where it all began for our families. Crazy, huh?? My grandmother lived on this retro u-turn for 40+ years and I grew up coming here. I absolutely love this street and I love my quirky 1950s house with the beautiful yard.
Finally, I am thankful for blogging and all my bloggy buddies. I love sharing ideas with one another and meeting educators from all over the world that share my passion - giving teaching and kiddos everything we got! SO, thank YOU, friends. I am truly thankful for you.
Alright folks, I am off to hang with that guy I said I was thankful for! I need to make sure he knows that I am truly thankful by gettin' off of this computer for a bit. I'll be back soon. I finished up my GMW-Reading pack for December and am in the process of a drafting up a few other holiday ditties . . . all of which will be posted soon (fingers crossed).
I'd love to hear more about what you are thankful for this year. Pop on over to A Year of Many Firsts and link yourself up!