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I am Grateful...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Today, I am grateful. period.
I'm grateful for beautiful days like we've had over the past few weeks. Blue skies and decent temperatures.


and then, she {snapped}

I'm grateful for things that make me laugh
and bright colors that make me want to snap thousands of photos.

I'm grateful that at 38.5 weeks pregnant I was still able to walk around the fair and enjoy time with family.


I'm grateful that once I'm not pregnant (GD will be gone *fingers crossed) I will be able to eat this big box of taffy my husband bought for me! Maybe I won't eat it ALL!

I'm grateful that we get to surround ourselves with family as often as we can and now that we are all a little closer, Jonah will get to grow up with cousins who make things fun...and interesting.
He will have big boys to show him how to do cool stuff and be brave enough to get on the big rides!

But I am thankful that they are not ALL boys!




I'm grateful for the little things too. . .
like free homemade biscuits (I skipped the syrup - Wesley did not)
and a husband that allows animals to take up a large part of his heart.
I'm grateful we can all be entertained by these little playful wonders for hours at a time and that they seem perfectly happy to entertain us.
I'm grateful for the exuberance of childhood and that now we live in a place where we can run into friends and family at random unplanned places on a Saturday.

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24 comments

  1. these are just lovely, and your blog is gorgeous! thanks for showing off your shot!

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  2. beautiful post and beautiful pictures! we all have so much to be thankful for - thanks for the much needed reminder! :)

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  3. These are awesome shots! Thanks for sharing - I felt as if I was there - so wonderful!

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  4. oh.my.goodness. these pictures are beautiful! love all of the color! definitely a lot to be thankful for. thanks for linking up this week!!

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  5. beautiful pics! So bold and bright! Looks like wonderful memories...and I kinda wish I was there...I love fairs!!! You are almost there ( with the baby)!!! Congrats to you!!!! Visiting from ETC!!!

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  6. What great shots! I love the state fair :) Having to skip it this year because money is tight but lucky for us it comes back every year and times won't always be this tough! :)

    You DO have so much to be thankful for :)

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  7. these pictures are so cute--I LOVE the first one! I love your blog, I'm so glad I found you--I'm off to explore your other posts!

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  8. Looks like a perfect day at the fair! Everyone looks so happy and is having a great time - wonderful captures!
    Visiting from This and That Thursday.

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  9. Really lovely and sweet post! Your ferris wheel shots are incredible!

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  10. I love the ferris wheel and all the bright colors at the fair. And you look beautiful!

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  11. what fun! looks like a great day at the fair.

    gorgeous photos! can't stop looking at them!

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  12. you and your belly are totes adorbs. i love that shirt you are wearing!

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  13. Great reminder and you look beautiful at 38.5 weeks. WOW.

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  14. GREAT pics. I love all the color. Looks like you had such a fun time, and after your pregnancy, any women deserves to eat any box of candy she wants!

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  15. WOW! What awesome shots. You look so cute!

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  16. wonderful shots, love that first one especially...now, go put your feet up :)

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  17. These are some great pics! And your almost done with being preggo! Early congrats and best of luck to you. Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend!

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  18. Wonderful photos! I an grateful for your beautiful blog post to brighten my night! ;)

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  19. This is SO SO beautiful!! Makes me wish I was there with you. Thanks so much for linking up :)

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  20. What great photos! :D I absolutely love them! :D

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  21. What a great post! Love all the pics.

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  22. Thought you'd like to know: I choose your photo for my top 5! for my photography challenge. Thanks so much for participating.

    Tomorrow's challenge theme is LOL!

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  23. I looooove ferris wheel photos! Looks like a great time. Newest follower :) Stop by and giv eu a visit some time!

    ~Nikki
    http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com

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  24. All great shots! Looks like a fun day! I'll have to take a look around your blog :o)

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