30 days of craziness in November
13 of those crazy days without Todd
3 deer shot with bow and/or gun this season which means,
160 pounds of meat to be eaten, given to friends and family, and donated to food banks
5 important birthdays
2 Thanksgivings hosted at my house
38 pounds of turkey cooked in my oven
6 pounds of applesauce made on my stove
6 pies and 1 torte eaten at my table
44 miles run so I could partake in the pies, tortes, potatoes, and everything else that came my way
12 fires in the fireplace
120 pieces of Halloween candy eaten (and thrown away)
1 day of light snowfall
22 days of unseasonally warm weather.
4 little kids begging me to take down the fall decorations and put up Christmas decorations
1 stubborn mama who refuses to put up any Christmas decorations before December
Dozens of memories made snuggling, playing flashlight tag in the backyard, reading books, at the movie theater with my four littles, taking long walks, cuddling in the nests we made, watching and playing football, donating our time to help others, riding bikes, and enjoying each other's company.
Countless blessing and reasons to be thankful in this month of giving Thanks.