Sunday, November 2, 2008


I am thankful today.

Thankful my childern were relatively well-behaved at church, even though Dad stayed home sick and Mom had to go it alone. I'm thankful that my hubby was well enough to get the roast in the oven and dinner rolls made (yes, HE makes rolls from scratch--no freezer buns here!) so that I could "relax" after getting home from church. I'm thankful that Mike loves to make popcorn & orange julius' on Sunday nights, beginning a little Stringham Family Tradition. I'm thankful that my Gospel Doctrine lesson went well today, and that we actually covered ALL of the lesson material I had prepared. (That NEVER happens!!!) I'm thankful for sweet Ward Members who are always generous with their compliments on my teaching, even when I think there was room for improvement. I'm thankful that on Friday, Trick-or-Treating was NOTHING like Trunk-or-Treating this year, and that even though it rained on us a bit, everyone stayed happy & safe--despite a few detours by the girls to chase cats instead of candy.Bridget was supposed to be Hannah Montana, and I even bought her a long blonde wig, but she hated the feel of it, so at the last minute she found the witch costume from last year, and demanded to be a witch instead--go figure!Princess Leia (aka Katie) really got into character as she fended off the storm troopers--okay, so she has no idea who they are, but she makes a dang cute Leia, right?Brooke has been obsessed with our cat, JillyBoo, ever since we got her a couple of months ago. She decided then that she wanted to be a cat for Halloween, and was so excited to wear JillyBoo's real tag from off her collar! (That reminds me--I better get it back on the cat, before the Halloween costumes get put away for the year...)Maggie was first a nurse, then she changed her mind and wanted to be a doctor, then after seeing Brooke dressed as a cat, she decided she was actually a veterinarian. Not that it matters, since the costume didn't change...I guess she was a nursoctorinarian...Right now, I'm thankful that my girls are learning to love the gospel--they are in the background here practicing the song, "I Hope They Call Me on a Mission," as Maggie plays choir director by writing down the words for each of them (none of which can read it), and splitting them into parts. Can't imagine where she got her bossiness--I mean LEADERSHIP--from. Must be Mike.
Anyway, I just wanted express my thankfulness for the things that have made my life a little easier the last couple of days, as I'm FULLY aware of ALL the things that are making my life--well, less than easy.


Emily Bruce said...

I love the can tell how excited the girls were to go. And for the record, I agree with the whole ward trunk-or-treat opinion. It's great to have a safe environment for the fun activities - but we also need to remember it is a sacred place (especially the chapel - why are kids in there again?). I bet the kids had more fun this year than they would've had going to the ward party.

heather said...

Those are amazing things to be thankful for. Can your hubby come make us rolls?

Jennifer said...

What a great thankful post. I love the halloween pix. My boys loved the picture of your little Leah.

Fiddlefish said...

Count me in girl! Roomies reunion?!!!! Sa-weet. Does anyone know where Lori McGee is these days?
This will be SOOOOOOOOOO fun! How've you been lately, BTW? Loved your blog. Your girls are darling!