Making the most…

November 13, 2009 at 7:27 pm 1 comment

…of Thanksgiving this year.  Kaitlynn and I spent an afternoon late in August cutting out triangles, punching leaves and stringing things.  It was to make this lovely garland that is hanging in our family room.

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There is a triangle for every day in the month of November leading up to Thanksgiving.  It looks pretty plain, right?  Not anymore, right now, it’s half-way filled:

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Yep, the third triangle from the right just got added to last night.  Every night at dinner we discuss what we are grateful for.  It can be about the day, life, anything you feel grateful for.  Then we vote on what to write on a slightly smaller triangle that will be added to the garland.  Sometimes someone feels very strongly about something and we don’t vote, they just get to put their thing up, like the time Alden didn’t wait for dinner and he went and wrote “My Mom” on a triangle.  I wasn’t going to argue with that.   I also didn’t argue when yesterday’s was written by my husband, “Every minute of every day of the last 15 years.”  It was our anniversary.  Some have been less meaningful though.  Like the day Tim caulked our master bathroom after several requests to do so.

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It’s been a good thing for our family and I highly recommend it to anyone who is wanting to slow down, look at the half full glass and enjoy what they’ve been given.

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  • 1. gretchen owens  |  November 16, 2009 at 2:58 am

    love it! it is perfect…just like i imagined it.

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