November 19, 2012

STUFFED WITH THANKFUL THOUGHTS

With Turkey Day rapidly approaching, I thought it was only right to pause for a moment to reflect on those special things in my life that I am oh so thankful for. And, my sweet bloggy buddy, Lyndsey, over at A Year of Many Firsts just so happens to be having the perfect linky for me to get in on . . . 



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!




16 comments:

  1. So sweet! Thanks so much for linking up!!!!! Love it ALL! You are so stinkin' cute!

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    1. Thanks for hosting . . . perfect timing!!! Oh and BTW . . . I am thankful for you sweet bloggy buddy!!!

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  2. Luh-uh-uhved every word of this post! So fun to learn more about someone I already think so highly of! Hugs - Lisa
    Growing Firsties is having a(nother) Giveaway!

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    1. Lisa . . . what a wonderful and oh so heartwarming comment. Thanks my friend. I am thankful for you!

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  3. so sweet. How cool about your house and street. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

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    1. Thanks Miss Nelson . . . Merry Turkey to you!

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  4. This is the sweetest post ever! You warmed my heart! Love this time of year when hopefully we all pause for a moment and count our blessings. Beautiful post, Kelley!
    ~Christy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

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    1. Thanks so much Christy . . . it was very helpful to pause and take a moment to reflect on all that I have. Life is good :) Merry Turkey!

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  5. I am thankful for your friendship, too, Kelley! Happy Thanksgiving!
    Nicole
    Teaching With Style

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    1. XOXOXOXOXO . . . you know I heart my hero :) Happy Turkey!

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  6. Thank you for being a blessing to all of us Kelley! Your kiddos are so blessed to have such a fun and creative teacher. Thank you for inspiring us! I love hopping over to visit. =)

    Your fur babies are precious!

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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    1. Thank you so much Heather. I always love your visits :)

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  7. Great post, Kelley!! It's nice to learn a little more about ya ;) hehe
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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    1. Thanks doll! It is always nice to see "another side" of those bloggers you follow ;) Hugs to you and Merry Pilgrim to you.

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  8. How did I not ever realize we both share the only child card? We're so few and far between these days hehe :)

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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    1. I didn't make that connection either . . . although now that you mention it, I do remember you mentioning this . . . hehehehehe :) Merry Turkey, friend!!!

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