Cultivating a Life of Gratitude

I am committing myself, during 2010, to attempt to cultivate a greater awareness of how much I have to be thankful and grateful for by sharing my daily findings and musings with you. It is my hope that by blogging about gratitude, I will be more aware of what is going on around me in my life, my family, my friends' lives and our world.

January 17, 2010


A great win for the Vikings against the Cowboys happened today.  I think we have our beloved Eagles to thank for letting the Cowboys get lazy ... so ... Eagles - thank you for tricking the Cowboys into thinking everyone would be that easy to beat.  :)

On a more serious note - I am thankful for my little e-man and all of his many words.  He is just learning language like nobody's business.  From the back seat today, while we were waiting for Ross to come out of Target, I hear "Oh myyy ... ohhh my".  It made me think about how often I must say that phrase.  It was so cute coming out of his little mouth.  He's got quite a few in his arsenol right now.  Some favorite words are "duice", "Dada Ross", "Elmo", "nuky", "puuush", "help", "Mama", "booook,  "gaama", and "Dosh!" (d - for the j sound :)).  Every once in awhile he will just come up with a whole sentence which amazes us and makes us wonder just how much he has going on in his little head.  He more often babbles enter sentences and I know eventually those sentences will become more and more clear but right now I'm just loving the intensity with which he shares his sentences that no one understands.  It's so cute!  I'm just in awe of how the human brain processes language development.  What a treat to have a front row seat, watching how amazingly complex God has created us to be as our little guy grows and develops! 


  1. I know! We're still working on it ... we look at pictures of you almost every day - I think he almost has Jake down. :)