Saturday, November 19

Give Thanks Blog Hop November 19th & 20th

Posted by Leah

Greetings Everyone!!! I am so happy that you decided to stop by.  You are going to see many great projects along the way.  Our theme is on Giving Thanks.  I am thankful for so many things, but I'll get to that after I go through all the formality stuff.

Now if you're just stopping by I'm so happy that you stopped by.  I want to share this hop with you so if you feel like hopping and seeing some great things from our talented ladies then you'll want to start at the beginning with our Host, Denise at VinDeeLoo's This 'n That.  If you're hopping with us then you should have arrived here from Carley at The Real iCarley.

I am thankful for my freedom.  Thankful for my husband, my high school sweetheart and  my Sailor ~ Veteran.  I'm thankful for Family.  Our family has had a rough few years with death's and other things.  We have had some celebrations along the way. We had lost my Father In Law in 2008 then in 2009 my Father passed away so by the age of 5 our son had lost both of his Grandfather's. This was difficult for him.  These men were both part of his life and good Christian men.  My Father In Law lived further away from us so visits were farther apart, but the impact he had on our son ~ left memories in his heart.  My Father being just two doors away from our home was able to be around our son more and they had many more memories together.  When my Father passed it was very difficult for him.  Enough on this, but as I said we had some celebrations ~ my Mother in Law married again and her husband is a great Christian man and he is a very caring family man.  He has stepped up to be a special Grandfather to our son.  Then my Mother has since remarried.  She married my Father's brother, my Uncle.  He's now my StepDad and he's been great with our son.  He plays with him like my Father did and now and then I'll hear our son say " 'nough Pa" .... and the belly laugh that comes from him is one like my Father used to get.  I just love the smile that comes over our son when my StepDad ~ his Grandpa Steve is around.

Now on to my fun things.  I have an album that I made. Now this is a little different.  You typically see an album on someone's table and you expect to see pictures. This is different in that there are only a few squares stamped; "grateful, Live today remember it tomorrow" are the two sayings.  The other blank places are for us to write what we're thankful for.  We won't read them after we've written them.  That will be for next year.  Then we will write more next year then the following year we will read them.  I hope to get the book filled front and back then it will become a treasure that sits out each year and another album will fill it's place until that one is full.

I thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to stop by.  Now for more fun I will send you on to our talented Ashley at Made Especially For You.  Thank you again for hopping with us.  May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Have a Blessed Day,

7 Comments of Appreciation:

VinDeeLoo said...

What a great idea!

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Tina said...

This came out great. Well done.


Lissa said...

I like it, I love your creativity on photographing your subject too!

ScrapYourWorld said...

Leah, what a GREAT tradition to do with your family. I love this idea, SO SPECIAL! a Treasure to keep indeed. TFS

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a wonderful idea, I love your album and the reason for it. Thank you for sharing it.

lovescrapreflect said...

nice job on your project

Ashley said...

Adorable!! :)


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