We are thankful for …

A few years ago, I started a Thanksgiving tradition. On November 1, I draw an outline of a tree on a piece of poster board. I write, “We are thankful for …” on the trunk of the tree. Then I cut out a whole bunch of leaf shapes from construction paper. Every night before WCK’s bedtime, Jay, WCK, and I sit down and each write one thing we’re thankful for on a leaf, and we stick it to the tree. We do this every night until Thanksgiving. Here’s our list from this year, in no particular order.
We are thankful for …

WaterOur churchSupermanAir conditioningJayGrandkids (my mom wrote that one when she was here)ClocksVitaminsBeerBob (the guy who fixed some wood rot on our house)Living in Kansas CityClothesGarlandSilverwareFoodTVSisters and brothersRunningPetsWCKStar WarsClementinesCousinsNachosLoveThe Kansas City ChiefsGrandmas and grandpasLittle House on the PrairieFriendsMonkeysOur carsChili Grocery storesAunts and unclesElectricityCakeWCK’s teacherComputersBeautiful weatherThe worldMedicineMommyGrillingGood food togetherNeighborsBedsCDsBaseballExtended familyBooksOzExercise classMusicBeing healthyJalepeno peppersAnimalsSnowFootballWeekendsPartiesDVDs