Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Bauer Blessings

Although we should remember to give thanks on more than one day of the year, today is specially reserved for counting our blessings. In true Bauer fashion, I sat down with my family of five last night and didn't let them off the couch until they provided the following lists of the three {plus} things they're thankful for this year. Enjoy:

Name: Jonathan
Age: 30
Thankful for: "I am thankful for these three awesome kids, my beautiful and loving wife {aw!}, and good friends - that's the only kind I have!"

Name: Jessica
Age: 29
Thankful for: "I am thankful that my children love me unconditionally despite my flaws. I am thankful for time to connect with my husband as people and not just parents. I am thankful for my family who is there for me no matter what, and the friends I consider family for that very reason. {And also Jesus Christ, who gave His life so all these people could be in mine.}"

Name: Nathan
Age: 6
Thankful for: "I want all the people in my family to see this and be happy, so make sure you put everybody's name when you say I'm thankful for my family. I am thankful for my school because I like to learn. I am thankful for my Ninja Turtle toys because when I'm not learning I like to play."

Name: Owen
Age: 2
Thankful for: "I am thankful for juice and Nathan and Poppy and Daddy and YOU! And I love Baby Sister and apples, too. And Paw Patrol. And when you let me play your phone." {I let him slide on breaking the three count.}

Name: Nora
Age: 4 Months
Thankful for: {as dictated by her oldest brother} "She is probably thankful for her family, her bottles, and the way I make her giggle."

Hungry for more Bauer Blessings? I love doing this annually because it's fun to look back on what we've said in past years. Click here for the 2012 list and go back even further by clicking here for 2011. {Owen's thanks is probably my favorite from that year.} Also, click here for my personal list from 2010. It doesn't involve cute Bauer boy quotes, but I figured you might need something else to read before you slip into a tryptophan coma.

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!

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