Papercrafting Gratitude: Thankful Thursdays – Week Eleven
Papercrafting Gratitude – So much to be thankful for, right?
Each week we’re dedicating time to thinking about, sharing and/or documenting what we’re grateful for – “practicing” being thankful by dedicating time to reflect on what we’re thankful for, and sharing it during Thankful Thursdays.
And some of us are papercrafting our gratitude and sharing what we create, but it’s NOT a requirement for participation in Thankful Thursdays.
Please join in and invite your friends!
For those who missed the
Thankful Thursdays | The Be Thankful Project launch post,
please check it out and then come on back and join in.
Thankful sharing – here’s what I’m thankful for this week…
First, I am hugely thankful that my husband’s adult-life dream of taking the girls (at least a couple of them!) to a lake house for a vacation came true this month.
He booked a cabin at a family-owned resort on an island in the amazingly beautiful Lake Vermillion in northern Minnesota and the girls (Nikki and Maddy) had a fantastic time!
Being able to “run free” around the island was a new experience for them and one they quickly adapted to.
The girls swam, played in the sand, participated in the many scheduled activities, blew bubbles at every sunset and did some crafting with me (yes, I brought along a bunch of crafting supplies – see below!).
Check out this puppet theater Nikki papercrafted! Coffee filters make great curtains!
It was the perfect size for the puppets we made and later used in our puppet show!
Nikki and I kayaked together (it was a first-time experience for both of us and so relaxing) and all of us peddled the water bikes around the island.
Nikki also went tubing for the first time.
She quickly went from being very scared to screaming for joy and giving my husband the thumbs-up (which in tubing-speak means go faster!).
We went fishing and caught dinner…
…read (or made up!) stories each night…
…and laughed…a lot!
We experienced the kind of laughs that make your eyes tear up and your stomach hurt!
I’m thinking Maddy might have been having a bit of fun, what do you think? 😉
And, while it was much less of a vacation for me since I’m usually the one managing the kids, the stuff and the meals in response to the many “I’m hungry!” pleas, it was a nice getaway and I really enjoyed the bonding time, and quiet and incredible scenery.
And, the nightly sunsets seen from our cabin – oh my!
Best of all, my husband had a great time and saw a dream fulfilled.
For this am I the MOST thankful.
And yes, he’s made a reservation already for next year – this time for four of the five girls!
How about you – have you taken a life-list trip, and documented it in some way?
Or, do you have one yet to be experienced?
We’d love to hear about either!
And that brings me to the second thing I’m thankful for: Cutter’s Mosquito Repellent!
While the island we visited does not have nearly as many mosquitoes as most places in Minnesota (yes, this is the voice of experience talking!), I am a magnet for them and I did have to keep myself well-covered with repellent whenever I was outside.
The small bottles of Cutter’s I brought along were a lifesaver!
In fact, so much so that I brought the half-used bottles home with me (the size and type I use is no longer available and I’m hoarding it!).
Do you have products you just can’t live without?
They’re something to be thankful for, right?
Be sure to document them because they may not always be available.
And finally, I’m very thankful to be back in my own bed again!
While I am quite used to traveling, being on the road for three weeks and sleeping in eight different beds left me longing for my comfy bed and my own pillow.
I so wish I could just fall asleep anywhere like the kiddos do!
I slept so hard the first night home and had another great night of sleep last night.
Knowing I will be leaving again shortly means I’m really soaking up the time here at home…in my own bed.
Are you able to sleep well away from home?
What makes it easier for you to be comfortable and sleep well when you’re traveling?
This could be a good thing to document!
That’s it for my sharing this week – now it’s your turn!
So, who and/or what are YOU thankful for?
Please share your Thankful Thursdays thoughts and/or papercrafting projects for this week – just leave a comment letting us know what you’re thankful for, and link to the project you created to honor it if you created one.
You can list as many or as few items as you want to share, and as much detail as you feel comfortable including.
there’s no wrong or right way to do this
and papercrafting is NOT required!
Thanks so much for joining in this week –
welcome to the Thankful Thursdays club!
Please join us again next Thursday as we share and tell again.
And, if you want to share how you’ll be tracking, documenting and/or papercrafting what you’re thankful for, please leave a link in the comments on this or any post – we’d love to see what you all come up with!
Oh, and in case you missed it…
The Be Thankful Project
What’s The Be Thankful Project?
We’ll soon have a new page on our site titled The Be Thankful Project where we’ll include, in an alphabetical list, what everyone shares during Thankful Thursdays.
The entries on this page will be updated each week and will include what we at PCC share, as well as the thankful topics from all of the papercrafting projects and comments submitted.
We won’t be including names with what you all share, just adding the share topic to the list so others can check it out and use it as inspiration for their own “being thankful” endeavors.
We want to hear from you!
So thankful for all of you – have a great weekend,
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