I see all these "thankful' posts in others' blogs and am like…whats the deal?  Has there been a blogging convention I wasn't invited too and wasn't made aware of the proper publishing seasonal criteria?

(smack head here)

Uh.  No. 

Da.

Its Thanksgiving week.  And some folks are just smart enough to figure out that its a good time to relate what they are thankful for. 

So, here are some things I am thankful for.

My folks' total over the top desire to spend time with my kids…

My blog and the friends that I have made…

My adorable children who surprise me everyday and make everything worthwhile…

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My wonderful husband that understands more than he knows and just listens when he needs too…

Snow in Minnesota.  I LOVE snow in Minnesota.

Forgiveness.  Oh what would I be without His grace and forgiveness.

The fact that I am 9 months pregnant and still can keep up with a 3 year old and a 2 year old…

My blanket, which I use under my head every night, and gives me such comfort…

YOU.

Now go make your own Thankful list.  Even if its just in your head.

God bless-

Amanda

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. Great list! I think it’s wonderful you’re 9 months pregnant and keeping up with the other two, that’s for sure a great thing to be thankful for.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Ha! I missed the memo, er, the convention, too.
    But the thing I can’t get past is being thankful for SNOW. Is that really possible???
    Seriously, I do enjoy the snow, I just don’t know that I could go so far as to say I’m thankful for it.
    Sunshine and warm days? THAT I can get into!
    Hmmmm, should I really be living in Michigan?
    OK, I’ll stop rambling and go make dinner now.
    Just wanted to stop by and say I’m thinking about you today!
    Loving Jesus,
    Karen

  3. Ha! I missed the memo, er, the convention, too.
    But the thing I can’t get past is being thankful for SNOW. Is that really possible???
    Seriously, I do enjoy the snow, I just don’t know that I could go so far as to say I’m thankful for it.
    Sunshine and warm days? THAT I can get into!
    Hmmmm, should I really be living in Michigan?
    OK, I’ll stop rambling and go make dinner now.
    Just wanted to stop by and say I’m thinking about you today!
    Loving Jesus,
    Karen

  4. I started my own thankful post…but it isn’t done yet…somehow two little girls keep me much more busy then one! 🙂 lol
    I got the idea after our church service on Sunday.
    I can’t wait to meet your little girl! I’m so excited for you! Any chance of seeing you before then or is life too crazy and you’re too tired? Would even be willing to come up there..weather permitting. Let me know!
    Janis

  5. i was gonna wait and do a thankful list ON thanksgiving… now you beat me to it you overachiever you!!! i hope that you have a great thanksgiving!!!

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