This year, since Peanut is finally old enough to enjoy holiday activities, I’ve tried to make an effort to actually do more fun holiday things. So in that vein, we made a Thankful Tree. For the last week and a half since it’s been up, we’ve been coming up with things we’re thankful for, writing them on the leaves, and taping them up on the tree. Peanut has loved it.

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But despite all the various silly and serious things that I’ve written on my leaves, I’m most grateful to be a mom to these two boys…
…and a wife to this handsome guy. 

Happy Thanksgiving! 


  1. Jonna says:

    That is such a GOOD idea!!:) We dont celebrate thanksgiving here in Denmark but that does not mean i cant make on of those with my kids for Christmas!!;) Thank You;) And great pictures by the Way!!!

  2. newpetite says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Love the tree idea.. and Peanut is holding little buckaroo so gently! love it!

  3. A.Michelle says:

    Thanks Merrick for the comment you left on my blog. Yes, I did make the skirt without a pattern, but it wasn't very easy. Actually, the skirt one the blog is skirt number two. The first one was too small. So, I started over. It took alot of patience to finish that second skirt. Thanks for letting me link up with your site! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  4. Mary Ann says:

    Hey there! I'm a new reader of your blog and actually started my own blog recently. It's my first blog and I'm really new to the blogging world. I used one of your pictures on my blog today. Don't worry, I included a caption that had your blog's url so all the credit goes to you. I hope you don't mind, if you do, email me ([email protected]) and I can remove it. Also, I'm trying to get lots of readers of my blog, so if you don't mind helping me spread the word about it, that would be AWESOME! Thanks SO MUCH!

  5. Packrat says:

    Such sweet pictures. The Thankful tree is a super idea. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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