Thursday, June 25, 2009
Thursday Thanks Tank #93
Oregon is one of 2 states (NJ is the other one, I think) where you are not allowed to pump your own gas. You pull up to the gas station, the attendant comes to your car, you provide your payment and specify what type of gas and how much you want, and then you wait in the car. Most of the time, after the gas automatically shuts off, the attendant say, "Do you want you me to top that off for you?"
My Thanks Tank was "topped off" today. We are enjoying a rare treat: visiting our families. I am happy and extremely thankful for this visit to see our families. I am just going to make the list about our trip even though I have much more to be thankful for this week (It is quite late here in the Eastern Time Zone. Oh boy, I wonder how long it is going to take for me to adjust.)
I am thankful for:
A safe flight: Flying makes me nervous. It isn't the plane or a fear of heights. It's the smell of the complimentary peanuts handed out on the plane. We made it safely with no reactions. Here's a (not so flattering) picture of my crew (no, he isn't picking his nose and, yes, I dressed them all in red so I could spot them easily)
Clothes handmade by Grandma: Isn't she precious?
Cousins Swimming (and playing) Together: On one side of our family, there are 11 cousins. Here's a picture of 8 of them swimming. The three youngest weren't in the pool at the time.
Cousins playing dress-up together: It is so delightful to see my little girl following her girl cousins around.
Getting to hold my newest nephew: He's 4 months old and he is one sweet little man.
Delayed luggage as opposed to lost luggage: ONE of our bags didn't make it to our destination when we did. Sure enough, it was the bag with my 4 year old's sleeping buddy. I cannot even begin to tell you how afraid I was that this bag was lost. Thankfully, we got the bag tonight and everyone was able to go to sleep happy.
Digital Cameras: I took 56 pictures today. This was the 1st day of our vacation. We have so much more family to see. I LOVE my digital camera.
Take time to be thankful. Take time to appreciate your family. That's what I am doing today.