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I am Thankful....

I am thankful.

It hardly seems like it should be the middle of November and that Thanksgiving is only a couple days away but the truth is that, it is November and it is Thanksgiving.

I love Thanksgiving.  I love the family time that Thanksgiving brings.  I love thanksgiving traditions. Do you have family traditions?

I have many things that I am thankful for and I am going to share a few with you.

Please Note: These are not necessarily in order, it is just how they came out from my head!!

 I am thankful for my Life.  How awesome is it that I'm actually here, in the world, living?
 I am thankful for my Parents that made the choice to adopt me.
My Cowboy and Bozo
 I am thankful that I know GOD and I know that he is real.  I would be lost without his guidance.
 I am thankful for My Cowboy.  Everyday I am reminded how important he is.
I am thankful for all Our Kids!  Each of them are different.  Each of them are important to me.
 I am thankful for my Friends.  Friends has so important.  I am truly thankful for each of you.
 I am thankful that I am a MOM.  Some days are challenging but the most are rewarding.
 I am thankful for LOVE.  It is completely amazing, isn't it?
 I am thankful for Family.  We have good days and bad days, but really they are what my foundation is made out of.
I am thankful for my SISTERS!  You know who you are!!
 I am thankful for Our Ranch.  There is no better way to be humble, then to be raised on a farm or ranch.
 I am thankful for Prayer.  I pray ALOT.  It is important.
Long Dirt Roads.  
 I am thankful for my 45 minute drive to town everyday.  Yep, you read that right.  My time on the road is filled with stories, laughter, tears and thoughts.
 I am thankful for Dirt Roads. I have a lot of stories about Dirt Roads!
 I am thankful for Choices.  Everyday we get to make our own choices.
Moving our Cattle home from Summer Range.

 I am thankful for Cattle. I have learned so much from being a rancher. I believe God put them on this earth for a reason.
 I am thankful that I am a Rancher's Wife. It tries my patience, sometimes makes me cry, but overall I would not change it for anything.
 I am thankful for those who work at our state level and national level to protect our rights.  Thank you Nebraska Cattlemen.
I am thankful for Chores.  A little hard work never hurt anyone.  Chores are something that I have become grateful for.
 I am thankful for Horses. I am at peace when I am surrounded by them.  One of my favorite things to do is ride.
 I am thankful for Health.  I'm pretty healthy and I'm happy about that.
 I am thankful for Seasons!  Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.  I really like them all.
 I am thankful for Traditions.  Traditions are important to me and I am trying to keep them alive.
 I am thankful for Roping.  Yes, I love to rope.  I may not be good but I still enjoy it.
 I am thankful for Stars.  Stars remind me that God is watching over us.
 I am thankful for those who have left an example.  I think about Papa, Mom, Grandma B., and many more.  I want to be more like them.
 I am thankful for Encouragement.  Encouragement warms my heart.
 I am thankful for Accountability.  We are accountable for our own self and our life.
 I am thankful for Smiles.  You can never smile to much.  They are contagious.
 I am thankful for Change.  Change is sometimes uncomfortable, but it can be a wonderful thing.
 I am thankful for Fun.  Who doesn't love fun?
 I am thankful that I have a roof over my head.
 I am thankful for Hope.  Sometimes it is hard to find, but it's always there, waiting to lift me up.
I am thankful for Patience.  I am still working on patience but it's getting better everyday.
I am thankful for Photos.  If you know me then you know that I have thousands and thousands of photos. There is nothing quite like a brilliant image to capture a moment.
I am thankful for Honesty.  It really is the best policy.
I am thankful for the Bible.  My grandma gave me my first Bible.  She knew what she was doing.
 I am thankful for Surprises.  Umm, as long as they are good surprises!!
 I am thankful for Positive Things.  Look for the good in everything and you will find it.
 I am thankful for Knowledge.  Gaining and possessing knowledge is something that we should do everyday.
 I am thankful for Dreams.  Dreams are important.  Keep dreaming, good things happen when you dream in the night or day.
 I am thankful for Passion.  One of the best things:  seeing someone passionate about what they do or who they love.  It makes me a better person.
 I am thankful for Quality Time. Seems like life is so busy and there isn't time for quality time but we need to take time and slow down.
 I am thankful for Kindness.  Even the smallest act or word or action can change a day around.
I am thankful for Animals.
 I am thankful for Sunshine.  The sun makes me smile.
 I am thankful for Blogs.  I have learned so much from other bloggers.
 I am thankful for Laughter.  It is good for your soul when you laugh so hard you cry.
 I am thankful for Sleep.  There is nothing better than a my own bed after a long day.
 I am thankful for Farmers.  Food is a major part of my life, but I often forget to be thankful for the men and women that put food on my table.
 I am thankful for Challenges.  Challenges are sometimes not fun but they always make me a better person.
 I am thankful for Compliments. We all should give compliments because they are important.
 I am thankful for Freedom.  I often take this for granted but it really is important.
 I am thankful for Clothes.
 I am thankful for Apologies.  Doesn't it feel good to hear them and even better to say them.
 I am thankful for Forgiveness. "Forgive and forget."
 I am thankful for Peace. I may not always be at peace and the world is not always peaceful, but I am trying to be better at finding my own peace.
 I am thankful for Respect. I believe that one of the best things that we can do for others is respect them, and we also need to respect ourselves.
 I am thankful for Joy. We have to look for joy but it is around.
 I am thankful for Thoughts.  I have a lot of thoughts.  I mean a lot of thoughts!! I am thankful for  each of them.
 I am thankful for Water! I take if for granted but I am thankful for our Sand hills water.
 I am thankful for Kisses.
 I am thankful for Memories.  Sometimes it is better that we don't dwell on the past, but the past is what makes us the person we are today.
 I am thankful for Compassion.  Compassion is something that everyone needs.
 I am thankful for Opinions.  We all can agree to disagree.
 I am thankful for Energy.  I need alot of energy to keep up.  I eat BEEF!
 I am thankful for Questions.  When I question things, and others question me, we learn.
 I am thankful for Hugs.  I am not really a huggy kind of girl but I do appreciate hugs.  I really like hugs from kids.
 I am thankful for Independence. It is great that we are free. I also think that it is ok to be independent.
I am thankful for BEEF. Who isn't thankful for Beef?  Full of nutrients, minerals and proteins that our bodies need.
 I am thankful for FFA.  I've learned so much from FFA.  I use it daily.  I also enjoy helping our local FFA chapter.
 I am thankful for Small Towns.  Small towns are important to everyone.
Chugwater, Wyoming Bluffs. Chugwater is a small town and I love it.
 I am thankful for 4-H.  What I didn't learn in FFA, I learned in 4-H.  I enjoy having my kids in 4-H.
 I am thankful for the Gym.  I may not exercise like I should but I do enjoy it and feel better when I do.
 I am thankful for Wyoming.  It will always be my home state.
 I am thankful for Nebraska.  I believe that Nebraska is where I need to be.
Color is found all around us.  We
just have to look.
 I am thankful for Barns.  Barns make my heart sing.  I love the smell.  I love to think of the stories a barn could tell.
 I am thankful for Windmills.  Bringing water to our animals.  They are wonderful.
 I am thankful for Neighbors!!
 I am thankful for Strength.  Internal strength is so important.
 I am thankful for Enthusiasm. Life is to short to sit around.
 I am thankful for Teachers. Wow, teacher's are important.
 I am thankful for Color. Color makes the world brighter.
 I am thankful for Ranch Rodeos. I believe that ranch rodeos are keeping the west wild.
 I am thankful for Bucking Horses. Bucking horses hold a place in my heart.
 I am thankful for Old Horses.  My kids learn so much from older horses.  I am glad that they love to ride.
I am thankful for Double A Feeds.  Being able to meet people, help them and bring our kids to work are just a few reasons why I am thankful for Double A Feeds.
 I am thankful for my Iphone.  Yep, I am glad that I can correspond on the go. And that I can text My Cowboy in the hills.
I am thankful for Grass.  Not only do my cattle and horses depend on it but I love to see the rolling hills of green grass.
 I am thankful for Heartaches and Breaks.  It reminds me that my heart is strong enough to face the worst and still keep beating.
 I am thankful for my Senses.  Smell, touch, taste, hearing, sight I am thankful for them all.
 I am thankful for Moisture. Moisture can come in many different forms.  I am thankful for it all.
 I am thankful for You.  Thank you for supporting me by reading my blog.

Be Kind
Be Thoughtful
Be Genuine
But most of all be Thankful.

Because I love photos I have added more below!! Please enjoy!
Papa having a happy birthday.  This will bring a smile to your face.

My Cowboy & Aaron
My Cowboy and Ryder

Reata and Sloppy.  We had to say Good bye
to her but I am still thankful for the time
we did have with her.
Cade and Nichols.  I have to tell you that Cade can whistle
and no matter were Nichols is, he comes running.  It often brings
tears to my eyes. 
Wyoming Hills

Kason and Elmer.  Kason is a natural at riding a horse.

I have a lot to be THANKFUL FOR!

Happy Thanksgiving to All of you!!  

Please share with me what you are Thankful for.

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