Thursday, November 22, 2012


            Happy Thanksgiving!
            It is a lovely day outside. Wispy clouds, warm sunlight... My cat, Mr. Darcy, spent this morning tearing up my face, so I didn’t get to sleep in. I’m not overly thankful for him clawing at my eye, but I am thankful for my (normally) sweet little kitty. :)
            I hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We’ll be having a scrumptious lunch/early dinner, and then my brother and his wife are coming over, as well as a family from our speech club, for pie and games. So tonight will be fun!
            In closing, I would like to share with you a list of 65 things that I am thankful for today (NOTE: I wrote this list as things came to mind. There is no rhyme or reason to the order that things are listed in).

I am thankful for…

  1. autumn beauty
  2. foggy mornings/cloudy afternoons
  3. the freedom to worship God and read the Bible
  4. my friends
  5. my wonderful family
  6. music
  7. late-night phone conversations
  8. warm sweaters
  9. God’s never-ending grace and love
  10. writing
  11. being told, “I love you”
  12. the fact that God is in control, no matter what
  13. knitting
  14. apple cider and pumpkin bread
  15. an amazing church
  16. masquerade balls
  17. a good book
  18. journaling
  19. the Terrible Trio
  20. boots
  21. calligraphy pens (and the ink-stains they leave on your hands)
  22. weddings
  23. my awesome new sister
  24. formal gowns
  25. forgiveness
  26. kittens
  27. dreams
  28. health (LIFE)
  29. the Writers Guild
  30. my leather gloves
  31. God’s promises
  32. inspiration
  33. cooking/baking
  34. sleepovers
  35. the riches that God has blessed us with
  36. typewriters
  37. photography
  38. speech club/speech tournaments
  39. beauty
  40. language
  41. antique shops
  42. shopping
  43. hanging out with friends
  44. prayer
  45. musicals
  46. clouds
  47. memories
  48. roadtrips with friends
  49. singing
  50. organizing
  51. rain
  52. scrap-booking
  53. Frisbee at the park
  54. ice cream
  55. little things
  56. swinging
  57. long walks
  58. Dutch Bros.
  59. home videos
  60. Photoshop
  61. horses
  62. snowflakes
  63. all the years I got to have with Josh, and all the memories I have with him.
  64. the love of God
  65. apple pie
          What are some things that YOU are thankful for?

Our beautiful turkey. :)

Apple and Chocolate Chip Pies.
The pie I made (well, Mom made the crust...) :D


  1. Mmmmm those pies looks delicious! :9 What kind of pie did you make, Riah?

    Loved your list of thankfulness, btw! What I'm most thankful for is the life the Lord gave me. :)

    Take care, and hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

  2. Chocolate chip. :) Super yummy.

    You too, Nela! Have a great Thanksgiving.

  3. I'm thankful for a lot of stuff on your list Riah, but I am especially thankful for #'s 7, 19, 21, 24, 34, 38, 43, and 47 mainly because they relate to you and I.

    I made a Apple Turtle Pie!! :) My family always make a lot of different pies.

    Love you Girly!

  4. Wonderful post... hope your pie tasted better than mine! :/ Mine turned out kind of ... yeah. Blah. It was pumpkin.

    Anyway!! I am SO thankful for you, Mariah! We still on for Monday afternoon? :D

    1. Haha, yes, my pie turned out quite yummy. :) Perhaps you can have a piece on Monday (yes, we're still on. Can't wait to see you!!).

  5. I loved reading this, Mariah, and seeing the pictures of your Thanksgiving bounty. God loves your thankful heart! It says in scripture that "God inhabits the praise of His people". I am so thankful for your heart, and that you are my grandaughter!