Monthly Archives: December 2013

Day 176

Day 176:  I have gratitude for people not afraid of saying Merry Christmas.  Today I realized one of the biggest differences between here and Pittsburgh…people here are not so over-the-top hyper-sensitive to the remote possibility of offending someone, somehow that … Continue reading

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Day 175

Day 175:  I have gratitude for time spent with like minded people.  Even though it was only for a brief time, I had the chance to spend a few minutes with work friends as I dropped a gift off.  For … Continue reading

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Day 174

Day 174:  I have gratitude for the opportunity to use a gift Mom gave us a few years ago.  In our old house, we didn’t have a good place for the wreath, and last year we didn’t even put it … Continue reading

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Day 173

Day 173:  I have gratitude for the visit by Autumn and Kenny.  It has been awesome seeing Autumn transform from someone afraid of babies to someone who loves to pick up and play with our boys.  To think, this was … Continue reading

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Day 172

Day 172:  I have gratitude for the sunshine today.  After what seemed like weeks of cold grey weather, today we had a little break of blue sky and bright sunshine. Even though it didn’t last much of the day, it … Continue reading

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Day 171

Day 171:  I have gratitude for the ways in which Caden tries to emulate our actions.  Fortunately he has only copied some of the better actions such as today when he tried to feed Mattie like we were feeding Callan.  … Continue reading

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Day 170

Day 170:  I have gratitude for the love and care Marnie shows to people, even those she has never met.  Work sponsored a family for Christmas and helped buy gifts to make their day bright.  Marnie, amongst the crazy times … Continue reading

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Day 169

Day 169:  I have gratitude for the delay in leaving for work today.  As I was getting my bag into the car, Caden escaped into the garage and climbed into the passenger seat.  It caused me to stop and appreciate … Continue reading

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Day 168

Day 168:  I have gratitude for the unexpected but incredibly kind gifts for the boys that came in the mail today from my sister Tina.  Caden seemed very interested although we wouldn’t let him open them until Christmas.  Seeing him … Continue reading

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Day 166

Day 166:  I have gratitude for the funny ways in which we remember loved ones.  Today Caden was watching Veggies Tales, and a song came on about Polish days of Christmas.  This reminded me so much of my grandma who … Continue reading

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