Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Art of Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone...
I'm grateful that you stopped by!!

So tomorrow is Thanksgiving and fortunately I do not have to cook an entire meal. My husband is making macaroni and cheese and I'm making a pineapple cream cheese pie that was a hit at the Thanksgiving dinner last year. We're having dinner at the usual spot; my saintly mother-in-law's house. I truly hit the jackpot when it comes to mother-in-laws. She is always cooking Sunday dinners and inviting our two sons over to spend the night so my husband and I can have a Friday date night. She's the BEST!!

As I'm reflecting on dinner and the whole meaning behind this time of year I began to think about all the things I'm grateful for. I'm grateful for so much. Here's my abbreviated list...

  • I thank God for my health. I had cancer two years ago. So I'm glad to be alive, in great health and cancer free!
  • I thank God for my husband. He is such an amazing man and a strong Christian. I admire his walk with God and his ability to talk to anybody about our Faith. Let me tell you something; if anybody is going to heaven, my husband is going!!!...LOL
  • I thank God for my sons. They are both very different and have such unique qualities that I love. One is very musical and artistic the other is very athletic and comical. They both are very intelligent and always make me laugh.
  • I'm grateful for my job. I am so blessed to have a career that I LOVE. I enjoy going to work and crawling around on the floor with four year olds, singing songs, dancing, using props, costumes and puppets!! I'm still in shock that they pay me to do this stuff! They are learning the whole time and they brighten up my day.
  • Finally, I'm grateful for my hobby; paper crafting. It gives me a chance to work with my hands and share a piece of myself with family, friends and even perfect strangers.
In other words, Life is Sweet....
and I thank God for it!

Here's my latest creation. I actually designed it for a Michelle Perkett challenge. I missed the deadline. But I'll share it with you anyway...

She's colored with copics and I was feeling a little stickle-ish the day I made this card so EVERYTHING is covered in stickles....LOL

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving
and remember to give thanks....



  1. Kami, this is stunning! I really love how she looks with some color! I have the same problem with most of Michelle's images...they need to sparkle! You definately added the Stickles in all of the right places!

    I can't remember if I've been to your blog before, but I love what I've seen so far. Your work is gorgeous! Thanks for dropping into the group at PCP & leaving your link! Now, I need to go check out some more of your stuff! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know you definately have the right attitude for it! Praise God that you are also cancer free!

  2. Ahhhh, grandmalee, how sweet of you to visit and join me via fb. Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving. I figure we might as well have an attitude of gratitude while we're on this life journey!! BTW I love those Freebie Tuesday coloring pages I found on your blog. They are super cute....Peace & Blessings to you.

  3. Oh, Kami this is absolutely beautiful! I love how you've colored Guinevere and love all the leaves! Just lovely! And you have the most amazing spirit and I love that you live with the attitude of gratitude! I'm so proud to have such an amazing woman as a part of Michelle Perkett Studio!:)



  4. Wow, Michelle! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog. I know you're very busy so that means alot. Your images are so elegant and delightfully feminine; I just love creating with them. I'm glad I found MPS!!