I'm sorry I've been absent here lately. We've been in survival mode for the past few weeks. About a week after Brendan returned home from the hospital, every single kid, and that includes the husband, was sick. Bad Sick. Baby Henry had the Bad Sick plus ear infections, and is now on week 3 / round 2 of antibiotics to try to clear them up. I think (and hope and pray) that everyone is now on the mend. And for that, I'm so grateful.
Speaking of gratitude. . . .
In the midst of the coughing and sneezing and snotting, the kids reminded me about our annual Gratitude Tree. (Here's our very first one.)
For the trunk, we usually use brown kraft packaging paper from Dollar Tree, and a few thumb tacks and/or packaging tape to hang it on the wall. This year, I used some packaging filler from a delivery (thanks, Amazon!) which was perfect for this! I love watching it grow!
It's not too late to start one in your home this season! Even hanging one up for Thanksgiving Day is a neat exercise in gratitude. Plus, it's fun to see what the kiddos are thankful for. . . .
I hope you'll give it a try!
And did you notice the buntings next to our tree?
I whipped up three strands of flags in autumn colors for our dining room, and only used two. So you know what that means. . . .
I am so very thankful for you guys. No, I'm not just saying that. You have traveled with me through new babies, losses, moves. You've bought from me, sold to me. You've cheered for me and pushed me forward.
I truly appreciate you.
So I'd like to give this autumn bunting to one lucky reader. It's not much, and in no way signifies how grateful I am for each of you, but I hope you'll enjoy it anyway.
14 pretty autumn flags, made from a blend of
new, vintage, reclaimed and designer fabrics
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Talk to you tomorrow!