Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thankful Thursday

It's been months since I have done a Thankful Thursday post - I used to do them weekly, and they were so important to me!
Since it's been a while, I also thought it would be fun to do a link up - I always enjoy reading other people's blogs about what they're thankful for.  It's always encouraging to see other people staying positive about life :)

Here's what I am thankful for:
My husband.  I know - typical.  But truly, this guy still gives me butterflies.  We have a relationship that I am very thankful for - we're not perfect, but we make the most of it.  He has a good heart and my family adores him.

My grandparents - at 85 {grandpa} and 82 {grandma} took all of their kids on a trip to Monterey.  They've been married more than 60 years.
Their kids are my dad and his 6 brothers... and their wives!  It's truly rare that you find a family this big and this close.  We feel very lucky.
They are a pretty amazing group of people and I feel abundantly blessed to have them all in my life.
Check them out here doing a bike ride around Monterey {YEP, grandma and grandpa rode along with them... it was actually THEIR idea!}
 All 7 boys and their 7 wives - with Grandma & Grandpa
Grandpa and his 7 boys... I love them all!

My sisters. Because they're there for me no matter what, and love me unconditionally.

The Garage Door Repair Man.  Yep.  He came in 30 minutes when my garage door sparked and smoked on Tuesday.  It wasn't cheap to fix, but at least it's done!

The Sacramento Area bloggers - so many of them showed up to the meet up I planned and it made me feel so warm to get to know so many amazing ladies!  Thank you!!

Hope you're having an amazing week!
PS. Shabby Apple giveaway winner: Trish from Trying to do it Gracefully

Link up below... 


Natasha said...

60 years?? that is grandparents are at 54 years! it really does make you stop and think just how remarkable it really is ;)

Carolyn said...

I absolutely love this idea!! So great!! :)

Jessica said...

You have a good lookin family!!!

Caitlin said...

That is crazy that your dad is one of 7 BOYS! My mom is one of 8 and there's only 1 boy! Crazy how that happens.

Congratulations to them for being married for more than 60 years! I hope I can do that some day and be as active and as involved as they seem to be!

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh 60 years! that's crazy! and what a fun trip for all of them!

Jane {In The Pink & Green} said...

What awesome things to be thankful for! Love that you're doing this link-up :)

Happiness Is... said...

I love this - thanks for hosting!!

Anonymous said...

That's such a sweet post! I can't imagine a family with 7 boys! That must've been crazy haha

How cool you guys have a big family and make the effort to spend time together!

Anonymous said...

What a fun trip for your family. 7 boys!! That's crazy fun :)

The Pink Growl said...

Great list! I love that your grandparents are still so active at their ages. My papaw is 71 and him and a group of friends takes a cross country road trip every year. They just like to cruise the open road and explore their way around America.

Adrienne Gomer said...

Thanks for linking me up, I was afraid I wouldn't have time today!
Holy moly, 7 boys?! That's insane. So great to have such a close extended family, I hope to have that one day too :)

Amy said...

Thankful Thursday is such a great idea!

I am a new fan! Love your blog!


Trishski said...

I am thankful for you Tracy, and this great idea. Thankful Thursday's rock! xo

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

Awe my grandparents are celebrating the same anniversary! Except my grandpa is 93! Crazy. I'm so thankful for them & my entire family.

Leslie Harris said...

This post made me smile. What a cute pair your grandparents make. And I love this idea of linking up to a post on gratitude.
I personally think it's the key to happiness. Blessings!
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss blog)

Kristin said...

I love that!! what inspiration to have!!