Sunday, November 23, 2008

Our Gratitude Book

Christian and I worked on our Gratitude book this weekend! Ryan and I started this the year Christian was born. I bought a hardbound book filled with blank pages. I made a title page for our family and every year around Thanksgiving (I used to be insistent that we actually wrote in it on Thanksgiving, but I got over that quickly) we write in this book. Ryan and I each write several pages about what we're thankful for and the first few years I wrote down what I thought Christian was thankful for. This year was the first time he did his own page.

Christian wrote two pages in the Gratitude book this year. Please forgive the lame picture of Thomas the Tank Engine. It was a collaborative effort between Christian and I. Anyway, he came up with a rather amusing list of things he's thankful for. It includes dinosaurs which are apparently something very important in our lives.


This is just a snippet of what I wrote back in 2005 when Christian wasn't quite 6 months old: "This morning Christian woke me up at 5:45am with his precious squeals of joy. As soon as I heard his voice I was reminded of how thankful I am to have him in my life..."


This has been a very sweet tradition in our family and I know I'm going to love looking back at Christian and eventually McKenna's words of thankgiving over the years!


the mccollums... said...

oh, judy....I LOVE this idea...I might just have to copy it!! :) What a great idea...especially to be able to look back in the years past and read all the thankful are so creative!

Katy said...

What a GREAT idea - it's amazing to be able to look back...even the last few years...and see how much God has blessed you with! That's great!