Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Thankful Tree

I have been posting on facebook
something that I am thankful for each day 
of the month of November
I loved the idea 
and wanted to take it one step further
and display what we are thankful for in our home

There was post linked up to my party a couple weeks ago
From Junk in the Trunk
she had a cute idea to do a thankful Tree
I loved it and knew that is what I wanted to do
And it was meant to be 
because I already had a vase of sticks ready 
as fall decor

What you will need:
-A vase
-Sticks/branches (I got mine from the back yard they were
all ones that had fallen off trees and stuff)
-leaf pattern (from cutting machine or online)
-A sharpie 
-what you are thankful for

What I did:
- I got all different sized branches 
and arranged them in a vase
-Then I got on my silhouette and found some leaf
shapes I wanted and the machine cut them for me
on all different types of fall paper I had lying around
-You could also just find some leaf images online
and trace and cut them out you don't have to have a cutting machine to do this
-It is fun to get patterned and solid papers in fun colors to make it really pop
and show all the fall leaf colors
-Next i punches a tiny hole with a needle,
put some thread through it and tied it to give it a loop to hang on the branches

-We started with empty branches
-Then each day of the month we have be writing something we are
thankful for on a leaf and putting it on the tree

-Maddux colors one each day
He loves to color 
and everyday he points to the leaves and says color
what a sweety

-Then by the end of the month you will have a full Tree 
with so many things you are thankful for
and if you are having a bad day just go and look at your full tree
and see how blessed you really are
Easy Peasy

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or leave a comment I will answer them all
My thankful tree is linked up here 
and here

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I have so much to be thankful for I feel so blessed
Me and the hubby have been writing down what 
we are thankful for everyday so far this month
on a leaf
and Maddux colors a leaf
and we put it up on our thankful tree
it is fun to look at, read, and display as thanksgiving decor

Day 1: I am thankful for my amazing Hubby. He is my best friend in the whole world. And I love him more than anything. I feel so blessed to have him in my life.
Day 2: I am grateful for my sweet growing adorable baby Maddux. I am grateful that he is healthy as can be and perfect in everything way. I can't even express in words how much I love that little guy
Day 3:  I am thankful for a nice cheap place to live. I am thankful Ty's grandma is letting us live in her basement apartment while hubby is finishing law school. And I am grateful we live so close to the school.
Day 4: I am thankful for my amazing mom and dad and for everything they have done and still currently do for me an  y saints. I don't know what I would do without the truth, comfort and the spirit it brings to me and my family.
Day 5: I am thankful for family date time. Tonight was a blast.
Day 6:  I am grateful for the gospel in my life. I am grateful to be a member of the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. I don't know what I would do without the truth, comfort and the spirit it brings to me and my family.

Day 7: I am thankful for my gym membership. I am thankful it is only ten dollars a month and about a minute and a half away. Awesome. I love planet fitness and the people who work there are so nice
Day 8: I am thankful for two cars that I love that get us from place to place. It is so nice to be able to both have a car with Ty at school and me not having to be stranded at home all day. I am thankful to have at least one car with 4wheel drive for the winter It makes me feel so much more safe. No more spinning out on the freeway for us this year. I am also thankful that the Montero is paid off and that the Acura will be paid off in January. Yay for no more car payments. Such a blessing when you are living off loans and in grad school.
Day 9: I am thankful for all my brothers and sisters. Traci, Chris, Adam, Amanda, Emilee, Zach and Ammon They mean so much to me in different ways and I love them all.
Day 10: I am grateful for my friends. Thank you for everything you have done for me. For the support. For the advice. For the hangouts. And to have playdates to get me out of the house. It all means so much to me.
Day 11: Today I am thankful for doctors and modern medicine. I am thankful for Maddux's Dr. Bentley and his nurses they are so great. I am also grateful for them because I got to make a call to them today with a nasty question. We were picking up leaves today (there are like 500 million in Ty's grandmas back yard) and Maddux found a dead rat and decided to pick it up in his bare hands and bring it to Ty saying ewww! um yeah ew. I was horrified. Ty washed his hands right away and I called the doctor to make sure he wasn't gonna get something from it. Rats are so diseased you never know. Luckily he said here in Utah there isn't very many diseases that are transferred from rats to humans so just to wash his hands really good and give him a warm soapy bath. I am so grossed out I could die. But at least Maddux is ok.
Day 12a: I am so thankful for my mother in law and father in law. And for everything they do for me, Ty and Maddux. I feel so blessed to be born into an amazing family and to marry into an amazing family. There is nothing better than that. :)
12b. I am thankful for Food. I know thats sounds funny but I am. Yay for yummy food. For yummy recipes I find on pinterest and Try and for getting better at cooking. Plus we kinda need it to survive :)
Day 13: I am thankful for my education from suu in physical education and health. Wish me luck on student teaching high schoolers this January. Eek I'm nervous
Day14: I am thankful for my calling in nursery. And the sweet little ones I get to hang out with each week.
Day 15: I am thankful for modern technology. Seriously it helps so much in education, medicine, and so much more. I am thankful I have a blog as a creative outlet.
Day 16: I am so thankful for my sibling in laws. I am so lucky to have such amazing brother in laws and sister in laws. Thank you for all you do for me, for all your help, for being so awesome, and treating me so awesome. I love you guys.
Day 17: I am so thankful for date nights with my hunky hubby! He makes me feel so special
Day 18: I am thankful I am a mother. It is the hugest blessing. I loved being pregnant with maddux I loved him from the second I knew he was there. I love him more and more everyday. I love staying home with him. I love watching him learn. I love playing with him. I am so thankful to be a mom :)
Day 19: I am thankful for warm clothes and coats and boots to keep my family warm and comfy during the winter.
Day 20: I am so thankful for the temples. I love the temple. And I love going with my Hubby. Better go again soon.
Day 21: I am thankful for the opportunity and my assignment to student teach. Now I am hoping to get maddux situated, get everything I need ready and my nerves calmed by jan 9th
Day 22: I am thankful for indoor plumbing and for my nice hot showers, for laundry machines, running water, flushing toilets, dish washing machines I am thankful for it all. It makes my life so much nicer and cleaner.
Day 23: I am thankful for my sewing machine. Seriously I love love love it. I am slowly getting better I hope I am a pro one day.
Day 24: I am so so thankful for my whole entire family. My birth family and my married family. They mean the world to me. I love the holidays I love to spend so much time with them.

I hope you all have a beautiful, fun, happy Thanksgiving
full of family, laughter, football for the hubbys, love, games and delicious food

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