Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thanksgiving Thursday

"A single grateful thought toward heaven
is the most complete prayer."
~Gotthold Lessing

It is Thanksgiving Thursday and I have many things to be grateful for! Yesterday we went back to Six Flags. With the summer vacation I have had so much fun with Little Chick every day. She loves her preschool and I enjoy the fact that I can get things done around the house (like cleaning the bathrooms, kitchen, floors, etc.) when she is at school during the school year, but having all of this time together like when she was younger is really rewarding. I know there will be a time that she is in school full days and many activities and sports will be occupying her afternoons. I am just taking this time, right here and now, to simply enjoy our mommy-daughter moments!
Here are the five things I am thankful for:

1.) Little Chick and my family.
2.) Summer rain during humid and hot 95 degree weather.
3.) Having learned to be compassionate and considerate towards others.
4.) Having been taught how important education is and to also have been given a thirst for knowledge.
5.) Memberships to the zoo, aqauarium and passes to Six Flags. Thankful for having been able to pay for these extras, as well as to be able to enjoy so many fun things with Little Chick.

More people celebrating Thanksgiving Thursday: At Last...We Are Family, Jinnia Low.Com, A Practical Mom, Taking It All In, Artistically Amy,
Thank you beautiful bloggers for my Awards!
There are so many fantastic bloggers that deserve a huge thank you for honoring me with some pretty amazing awards (Versatile Blogger, Sunshine Award, Beautiful Blogger and Cherry on Top Award) the past few days! I appreciate all of you and your super blogs! THANK YOU! Please go and visit these inspiring bloggers: TV's Take, Blue Cotton Memory, Judy's Handmade Creations, Discovering the Me in Mommy, Organic Parenthood, and Buzzing the Day Away.


  1. They grow up fast, I am glad you are enjoying these summer days! I have to remind myself often! :) I am going to post a Thanksgiving Thursday post too. Have a great night!

  2. Hey Mama Hen! Your Thankful Thursday is great!!

    I have no idea how to make a button. I have searched the Internet and can't seem to figure it out! How did you make yours?
    Big Fat Mama :)

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  4. I'm with you, Big Fat Mama! I think Mama Hen needs to give us a crash course in all of the extras that are such a fun part of blogging. I can't even post pics in the body of my blog. -EW

  5. What an awesome reminder to be fully present with our kids when they're home with us during the summer!! I love what you said, "Having all of this time together like when she was younger is really rewarding. I know there will be a time that she is in school full days and many activities and sports will be occupying her afternoons. I am just taking this time, right here and now, to simply enjoy our mommy-daughter moments!" I'm taking this to heart! I'm also celebrating Thanksgiving Thursday with you!

  6. yes they will grow fast on ya. I notice that in ma lil one EVERYDAY! Enjoy and be Thankful for the little thingz. Be Blessed. *smile*

  7. Thanks for following I am following you back.
    Have a great weekend
    Staycee ( Survey Junkie )

  8. I agree with you on the memberships to zoos and aquariums, very worth it!!!!

  9. It's sad to think that the unlimited family time ends with the school years. I'm glad you're making the most of it!

  10. Little Chick is way too cute! You most certainly do have plenty to be thankful for :)

  11. SO jealous of six flags...wish we could be there with you guys :) Precious family you have! Following you right back!!!

  12. What a beautiful family you have! Great pictures!

  13. hey thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and thank you so much for stopping by..your daughter is so sweet..great blog you have and amazing pictures..

    keep up the good stuff

    and following you back :))

  14. Little Chick's smile makes me smile, she is just too cute! Congrats on all your awards from so many! Have a great day.

  15. That's such a true statement. Before we know it, there are going to be many distractions that come before quality time with parents. I guess instead of wishing for some alone time, I should be soaking in these moments of childhood.

  16. Looks like six fags was loads of fun! I can't believe little chick one that big doggy doll! I never win anything when I play those games!

  17. Six flag passes AND fun time with Little Chick?! There's never too much fun in the sun with a beautiful little chicklet huh. Good job on winning a big doggy, so so so cute!

  18. What fun!! I'm SO enjoying summer with my kids too. I can't believe there's only 5 weeks of summer left for us. Isn't that crazy! I see back to school stuff in the stores, fall clothing (ugh!!!), and I've heard rumors of Halloween items showing up...ahhhh!!! I'm totally not a winter person, and the very thought can send me into a tailspin.

    Thank you SO VERY MUCH for giving my name to your friend about the blog button!!!! You are so sweet to do that for me! I really appreciate it. I hope to hear from her! :-)

    Looks like you had another amazing day with your little sweetie! :-) Enjoy every minute!

  19. Hey there, I just posted my first Thanksgiving Thursday with your button.

    Love these pictures. You guys have the most fun.

    Have a lovely evening!

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  21. I love your thankful Thursdays! It is true that these moments won't be here forever, and there is always time for chores because they WILL always be there! (unfortunately) I love the pictures, looks like a great time! I know I will be happy for the time, when Myles goes to Pre-school but I know I will miss him too!

  22. I just posted my first Thanksgiving Thursday! There is another site that does somewhat the same thing - Thursday 5 with Mannland5. You can get to her site from my page if you want to link up with her!

  23. Thanks for the link to Karli's blog! I'll check it out!

  24. Ok . . . so everytime I stop by and I see pictures of Little Chick, my heart becomes full of joy and I leave with a smile. Thank you for doing that for me . . . and for helping me to remember that each day is a blessing. I really love your blog. And Little Chick ... she is so blessed to have you as her Mommy.

  25. Wow! I wish I had a Mom like you who would take me to six flags so often! I love Little Chick's picture with the big dog, so sweet!!
    BTW, look at the number of people linking up for Thanksgiving Thursdays!! I'm excited for you, friend:)

  26. Following you from a couple weeks ago :)

    Valorie and Naomi at

    We love summer rain too :)

  27. Looks like a Fun Time! Adorable Pics of your daughter :)

    It's Nice to meet You! I'm now a Happy Follower via MBC :)

    ~ Jill

  28. I love this! I have so many things to be thankful for, that I will have to join in!

    We have that same bathing suit!!!



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