Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thankful Thursday - Year 3 Week 32


adjective \ˈthaŋk-fəl\
: glad that something has happened or not happened, that something or someone exists, etc.
: of, relating to, or expressing thanks

Welcome to this edition of Thankful Thursday!  Whether you're here for the first time or have been visiting each week for a while, I am so glad you have taken the time to visit.

I am thankful for many things this week including:

* A fun time at a department "family fun day" with Ron's work last Friday.  Moira and I joined him at a local area park for food and fun times.  It was a nice day enjoyed by all.

* Family road trips.  We're on one right now.  We left Saturday to head back to Texas to visit Ron's family.  He and Moira have been back each year since we moved away in 2008, but I have not been back since 2009 {because of Peyton's medical issues}.  17 hours 44 minutes of driving {yes, we split it in half!}, covering 1,012 miles, and we made it late Sunday afternoon.  Despite some ongoing issues with our car's air conditioning, we survived the trip and look forward to doing it all again in reverse this coming weekend as we head home.

* Enjoying some yummy bits of Texas goodness while on vacation.  As I said, I haven't been back in over 5 years.  There is a lot I don't miss about Texas, but one of the things I do miss is the food you just can't get in Charleston, SC.  For instance, the beloved kolache.  I haven't had one of these in years.  I used to consume them with more regularity than was probably healthy.  Oh, they are so delicious!!  What's a kolache?  Find out HERE.

* An opportunity to visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science to see a piece of history dating back to 1217 - the Magna Carta.  The "Great Charter" {as seen below} was written in medieval Latin.  The exhibit at the museum chronicled the events of the time, the English Monarchy, levels within society, the Crusades, and so on.  The Magna Carta is fully explained in the exhibit and is translated so we can understand what it says.  This great document became a foundation for the law of the land in England, but centuries later would serve as a model for what became the U.S. Bill of Rights.  Amazing.

* The opportunity to meet Kelli from the blog Eat, Pray, Read, Love.  She and I have been online "blog friends" for a few years now.  She's been a follower here since nearly the beginning.  She lives not too far from where we are visiting, so we made arrangements to meet yesterday.  I am so thankful that we were able to do that.  She is incredibly sweet.  She and her family we so welcoming to us.  If you ever wonder how "real" the people whose blogs you read really are, well she's the real deal.  She really is.  I hope we get to meet up again soon!

What are you thankful for this week?

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