Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Travel and Thankfulness

We are leaving for Mississippi in just a little while and it will take us about 7 hours to get there. As I am packing, first of all I think, "my goodness, we are only going for four days, why does it seem like I am packing for a month?" Maybe it is because we have to make sure that we have not only clothes, but littlest buckaroo's pow-pows, little buck's dinosaur books and all the toys that they just HAD to take to grandma's. I really need to work on limitations, maybe that will be my New Year's resolution, whew... that buys me a little more time. I then giggle a bit as I am loading the DVD player and movies. Before having babies I must admit that I was a little haughty about kids that have all the fancy gadgets. My family was going to bond when we were on trips together.

"Honey, did you grab the dinosaur DVD?"

I am sorry, where was I? Oh, yeah, I was talking about how I had no idea how a 4-year-old could talk without coming up for air for 7 hours, yes I have readjusted my views. Boy, can you imagine being on the Mayflower? Mom, are we there yet? UGH! and no Dramamine or Benadryl. O.K. don't make the mistake of being haughty if you don't have kids yet, your day is coming.

In honor of Thanksgiving, I want to give a short list of what I am thankful for - I had to narrow it down because I am so blessed. I am thankful for:
  • A husband who adores me (the fact that he is good-looking is just like the cherry on top of the decadent dessert).
  • The pitter-patter of little feet in the mornings as they approach me with wide eyes, beautiful smiles, and love-love for mommy.
  • The words amazing and mommy in the same sentence of a four-year-old.
  • My kids will always be able to pray in their school.
  • A mother who sacrificed so much of herself and her dreams for me and my brothers.
  • Five brothers, I am still trying to think of why I am thankful for them, just kidding.
  • Friends who know that it is not just having a friend but being a friend that matters.
  • Most of all, I am thankful for God's grace.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and please come back and visit my blog early next week where I will have some crazy Mississippi Thanksgiving happenings to tell you- it is inevitable. Make sure to leave me a comment!

Little buckaroo is obsessed with dinosaurs right now, so I am leaving you with a picture of him with his Ankylosaurus outfit on that I made him. I really need to work on that limitations resolution, I spent 3 days making this for him.



Catty Ax Lady said...

Awww, adorable! How old is he? My youngest is absolutely obsessed with dinosaurs too, and can pronounce any of them you put in front of him (some of them, I have to think about!) Have a wonderful trip back home. After a 14 hour trip to Minnesota recently (also with two boys), I totally feel your pain.

dore' kesterson said...

i love truly are amazing..and willie and i are in the same boat..but madeline never ceases to amaze she watched one video on the 14 hour trip and talked the entire rest of the way. can't wait to hug your neck. let's make a plan for ironwood!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds familiar... my parents live 6 hours away and dh's 3 hours. Every time we get in the car I cringe, because the kids hate driving, well I admit it - I do too. LeapPads go a long way though!

Bochita #2 haha said...

Hey ...well my little boys are growing up and he just absolutely looks adorable...can't wait to see yall....and u can finally meet wayne!!!! love u bunches