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Money can’t buy happiness. But it can buy donuts, and donuts make me happy.

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#2: I’m thankful for technology. It makes life more interesting, and it occasionally gives me a break from a million preschooler questions.
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Nov
02
2013

1: My Children


I love the gratitude lists during this month leading up to Thanksgiving. I’m going to chime in this year too.

I’m thinking a photo and a sentence. And since all I ever photograph is my children, is should be a fun project for me to take photos of other things now that I’ve gotten them out of the way.

So Day 1: My children, who have transformed me into a new woman capable of love and compassion deeper than I ever knew. So thankful for them.

I'm thankful for my children

I like to think I recognize what I’m thankful for every day but I don’t always vocalize it.

I’m so thankful for my Lord and for my Savior. Without my faith I’m not sure where I’d be. I’m so thankful for my extended family, and friends. Thankful for my health, my career, and for the amazing blessings I have in my life.

I’m thankful for this blog, which has served as great therapy for me over the years. And I’m so thankful for you who continue to read and encourage me through all of my ups, downs, questions, and brain dumps. Thank you!

Last but not least I’m so thankful for my little growing family. My husband of almost eight years, my sweet and most adorable two year old, and the little baby we all can’t wait to meet in April.

I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.

My Necklace: Icing; Lil’ J’s Dress: Adelaide’s Boutique

I don’t know what my deal is, but lately it’s been a dream of mine to be “that mom” who surprises the class with some homemade delicious snack or party. But let’s face it, that’s not really in me. Well, at least not to some people’s standards of “Martha Stewart Mom.” But I am perfectly happy with being fairly adequate and making semi-homemade things that may start in a box or pre-packaged container. Yes, I’m ok with that.

So it shouldn’t surprise me that I was totally fine with my Pinterest project (an attempt to make oreo turkey treats) not coming out exactly like the photographs.

I won’t post the original because 1. I didn’t ask permission and 2. I don’t want you comparing mine to theirs but I will happily link you to the tutorial I used in case you’d like to take a stab at these too.

I’m completely in love with Pinterest, and even though I’m only able to takle a project here and there, just pinning ideas somehow makes me feel like I’m being productive when I’m really not.

When I came across the pin I said “Hey, these look easy enough” and decided I’d attempt to make them for my daughter’s class.

After this experience I’ve realized something: Nothing on Pinterest is as easy as it seems.

While I wasn’t exactly pulling my hair out by the end of the project, I definitely was sweating a drop of frosting in the wrong spot, a melted Reecies butter cup, or heaven forbid, a broken cookie.

Getting them to stand and stay put, or getting the candy corn to go in without cracking the cookie took a big of practice, but I can say the end project was a success. Even if it took me an hour and a half to make 15 of them. I know they aren’t as cute as the example but I’m not a talented food artist. My husband told me they look great, and his and Lil’ J’s approval are good enough for me.When Lil’ J woke up I told her I finished the turkey cookies and she ran to the kitchen to see them all lined up. She yelled “gobble gobble!” and pointed out which one was for which of her friends. She couldn’t wait to show all of her friends at school, and share.

Who cares if the treat was all candy, chocolate and more and more sugar. Or that it wasn’t exactly homemade, rather made at home. It was definitely a proud mom moment for me. Hopefully there will be many more in the future involving recipes, an oven, and healthier ingredients.

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