Thankful thoughts, part 2

... & we keep on going....
21. My sweet friends across the United States. Here, in North & South Carolina, up and down the East Coast.... oh, and there is one in Slovakia, too. They make life sweet.
22. For all my friends that are pregnant! What a joy! It is about 50 times sweeter to share this experience with you ladies. I hope all of you will make official announcements soon so I can blog about your bebes!But, no pressure.
23. Hospital scrubs. I'm not a nurse, but sometimes I want to be - just to wear those cuties.
24. My big old fake diamond earrings. I wear them 6/7 days a week and they make me feel BEAUTIFUL. I've actually been writing a blog in my head for weeks about the history of my relationship with earrings. Stay tuned.
25. That my husband is always trying to teach me, in a really Godly way. He sends me emails around every other day with titles like, "My thoughts on homeschooling" or "Knowing God's Will" with research he has done and wants to share with me. Even if I don't ask for it or expect it.
26. I'm ready to out myself on another one: I am thankful for the Twilight books. I love them. I haven't blogged about them, but I read all four in a matter of a week and barely slept during those days. They aren't freaky or spiritually weird and I actually think they're a good cultural picture of romance & protection.
27. That my husband was gracious enough to go see the movie with me last week! And we both loved it! Well, I loved it - he didn't hate it.
28. For 40,000 hits in general. Seriously? You talk long enough & apparently people will read it.
29. My writing group, we met for the first time last week and it was so great to meet women who I've only gotten to read words from. Very sweet.
30. Music & great musicians. A really good worship song or some nice Beyonce makes my day.
31. hot sauce.
32. Really good breakfast places, like Harvester in Tacoma or Melanie's in Boone. Kalle and I would drive 2 and 1/2 hours for some Melanie's when we lived in Charlotte. no lie.
33. Having a boy & a little girl. That's a blessing I can't even believe.
34. My husband says I'm thankful for PTI, the show on ESPN.
35. That I have a really tidy man. He makes his side of the bed, helps me with laundry, & picks up after himself - always.
36. naps.
37. The pumpkin soup I'm making tomorrow... and Laurens' sausage & cornbread stuffing. And the pastry brie wheel... and the espresso brownies... ugh. I should stop myself.
38. That both kids slept till 8:05 this morning.
39. For my extended family & that they all know & love Jesus.
40. Lastly, I'm thankful for this entire year. Moving across the country, having a second baby, running a ministry, meeting new friends, growing as a married couple & solidifying our family. Jesus has blessed & sustained us. Thanks, Lord.