Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thursday Thanks Tank #184

I just got back from an 11 day vacation. When I say vacation, I don't mean the kind where one sits on a lounge chair on the beach. I mean the kind that revolves around visiting friends. My heart is full. I saw so many friends in OR and WA. I laughed. I hugged. I took oodles of pictures. I played hearts, rummy and cribbage until the wee hours of the morning. I went sight-seeing. I watched my kids rekindle friendships as if no time had passed. It was heart-warming.

We lived 4 years in OR and 4 years in WA. To say that people in those places have a special place in our heart is an understatement.

I am thankful that we were able to visit our friends.
I am thankful that my husband was able to get away long enough to separate himself from his work. It was great to see him relax.
I am thankful for stress free traveling. I cannot believe how well it went. (Suddenly driving to Disneyland doesn't seem like it will be that hard.)
I am thankful for the trip I took to the library right before we left.
I am thankful for the tub we stored the books in while we were traveling. (To my knowledge we didn't loose any books!)
I am thankful for my camera.
I am thankful for keeping up with friends on Facebook.
I am thankful for sunny Seattle weather.
I am thankful for the rain. (Seems like we haven't had any since we moved away from the NW.)
I am thankful for so many well-cooked, delightful meals that friends shared with us. (I was spoiled.)
I am thankful for the understanding and kindness from friends when our over-tired kids just couldn't handle anything anymore.
I am thankful for a double date with friends. (It was the best date ever. Think Kayaking, giving away $10 for fun, watching Improv theater... think roses, music, and starbucks... trust me it was a day to remember.)
I am thankful for friends.
I am thankful for friendship and the realization that I want and need to be a better friend.
I am thankful for our trip.
I am thankful to be home.

This is my Thursday Thanks Tank.

1 comment:

sharon said...

You are a GREAT friend! You make people feel special and important and you take the time to keep in touch. I'm sure everyone wishes there was more time in their lives to devote to friendships, but while our kids are young, we are busy and that is just a fact of life. I love that we are still friends even though we haven't lived in the same state for 4 or 5 years. I love you!! You are a GREAT friend!!