Thursday, November 25, 2010


So I wanted to have a very meaningful post on Thanksgiving about what I am thankful for, but seeing how I don't live close to my Mom, I am a little busy with Thanksgiving preparations.  We're expecting 15-30 international students at our house for dinner.  Maybe we were slightly ambitious - could lead to a funny blog post in the near future...we'll see.  
So far the pumpkin pie looks like pumpkin pie and the apple pie though ridiculously flatter than my mom's (hey, everything's bigger in Texas right?), looks edible.  Photos later - I can't believe I forgot to charge the camera.

Anyway, I came across this old blog post that I wrote April-ish 2010 and never posted probably due to Baby Brain, and it seems appropriate for Thanksgiving. I did, however, take the liberty to add pictures (c'mon, I know you just get on this for the pictures!), so most of the pictures are more recent.

 15 Things That Make Me Happy
  1. Taylor Haden Ince - this whole post could be about him, but today I'll narrow it to how he makes the best cup of coffee in the world.  Happy.
(and no, I did not make him pose for this picture.  He just makes coffee that much.!)

2. Nudger Ince

3. A mom who can and does do it all

4. A  dad who always has the best ideas brewing

5. A brother who doesn’t follow the flow

6. Another brother who I know will answer when I call

7. A generous sister who holds my clothing hostage until I return hers

8. A father-in-law who lets us live in his house and is happy about it!

9. A praying mother-in-law

10.The most wise of all sister-in-laws in the world, ever

11. A Brother-in-law who still likes me even though he knew me when I was fifteen

12. A  brother-in-law that loves sharing the gospel in non-English speaking (preferably Latin) places

13. The cutest nieces that ever walked the planet

14. Our Tuesday Night Bible Study (Flipside!)

15. My job – who knew that hanging out with 12 year olds all day doesn’t necessarily make you a crazy person?

OK, so I HAD to add this last one. 
16. Houston’s Weather Forecast for this week – finally, Spring is here!  Where have you been these long, unusually cold winter months?  I think I may name this baby Spring, I love it so much. (This one is very ironic as today, the forecast for Edinburgh is snow! :))

Your turn - click on the word "comment" below this post and tell me at least one thing you are thankful for or that just plain makes you happy.

Thankful for y'all,

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our "God is a consuming fire." Hebrews 12:28-29


Satterfield said...

#16??? Baby Spring? Is this an announcement?!?!
I am thankful for not having to cook a turkey & all the sides this year. Only have to make deviled eggs, collards, mashed potatoes & heat up a ham. It will be a good Thanksgiving!! : )

Taylor and Robin said...

Haha, April, #16 was from when I originally wrote the post when I was pregnant with Seth :) No news on that front. We are just enjoying having a five month old!

Susan said...

I'm thankful for the Lord Jesus Christ and because of Him, I'll see my mom again.

dennycrane said...

First of all I'd like to say thanks for using the worst possible picture of me. Just kidding..not really. :)
Thankful for that mom, dad, and those two brothers of yours. Thankful for a wise sister/best friend. Thankful that she's blessed with such a great husband and family-in-law. Thankful for our precious new sister-in-law. Thankful I can go to second baptist. Thankful for true friends, teammates, incredible coaches, and the opportunity to go to some great universities next year.
Thankful that I get to visit Edinburgh in March!
And especially thankful for my nephew. The little bundle of joy, Sethers! Can't wait to hold him in December and never let him go! :)

Kaitlyn said...

not thankful for blogspot who made my last comment be by "denny crane"
still scratching my head..

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