Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thankful Thursday

This time of year is a wonderful time to count your blessings!

Of course, like many of you, I try to do it each and every Thursday, but at this time of year it just seems more special!

It's all about the 'love' baby!!!  lol

1.     My boys and how hard they have worked at Boy Scouts!

Here is Hammer... he received 8 Merit Badges, including Nuclear Science, one of the most difficult (but not for him), and is two weeks short of his Star Scout promotion.

Next comes Fuzzy! 

Fuzzy received 11 Merit Badges, including Architecture, which he completed on his own, and Aviation that he did with Hammer, and his friend, Russ.  Fuzzy is also just 2 weeks short of his Star Scout promotion.

Fuzzy looks so much like his dad standing there with his hand in his pocket!  LOL  (that is the Scoutmaster in the background of both pics)

To put the promotion level in prospective, Scouts enter with no level, then they earn Tenderfoot, followed by 2nd Class, then 1st Class.  Next, is Star Scout, Life Scout, and then the ultimate goal and highest of all Scout achievements, Eagle Scout. 

My boys have done really wonderful, considering that they have only been Boy Scouts for 18 months.  They have each earned their ranks quickly, working hard to complete all the requirements of each rank, prior to the eligibility date of the rank!

Hubby deserves lots of kudos, too!  He is assistant Scoutmaster for their benefit, and works hard for them and the whole  troop! 

The dinner was very nice, the food was good, but we didn't get home until after 9pm, and the boys, not until almost 10pm since they had to do clean-up!

Which leads me to my next Thankful...

2.     Hubby drove the kids today!  I was able to sleep in (after I got up to blow dry Pumpkin's hair), and it was nice and needed!

3.     My mom came home early!  It gave us a nice chance to chat and catch up some, and discuss last nights festivities without being interrupted by the kids!  LOL

4.     My dad picks up the kids!  Which means, I get to stay indoors and nice and cozy while we have an icy, sleety, snowy mix today!  The weather folks say we are getting some real snow soon... I am waiting.  And, hoping!

5.     Coffee... mmmmm yes... hot, yummy, and my caffeine deployment system of choice!!!!

6.     MRI tomorrow.  I am glad to be getting it over with!  I am reasonably sure that it will still confirm no MS, but I really want to hear that the brain tumor is NOT growing.  That is really the key here. 

Okie dokie... time to have another cup of joe and play some Jewel Miner! 

be well,

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coelha said...

What nice boys you have there!  :)  You should be very, very proud!!  I wish mine were involved in boy scouts!  I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you tomorrow--I hope all goes well--good thoughts your way!!  Hugs - Julie :)  

alwaysireneann said...

Dawn - I love that you also count your blessings!!  PLEASE let me know how your MRI goes. I'll be praying for.  Love and Hugs in abundance ~ Irene

mleighin21st said...

What handsome men you have in your life.  And 2 reasons to be very proud.  Hope the MRI goes well for you, saying an extra prayer for you.  I'll have to do my Thankfuls on Friday, short library time today.  :0)  
                                       Hugz,  Leigh

glensfork4 said...

Good Looking boys there should be proud. They should be proud of their accomplishments.

Glad you get a stay home day...enjoy.


justplainbill said...

Congrats, to both of the boys on reaching the Star rank in scouts. That was the highest rank that I reached years ago. Hope they both have the will and determination to obtain the Eagle rank.

sunnyside46 said...

the boys have really accomplished a good eal and yay for a dad that spends time withhis kids. You are really blessed in teh family department.
I feel in my heart you will be blessed when you see teh results of the MRI, too.
Much Love

tenyearnap said...

I'm totally feelin' the LOOOOOVVVEEE here.

If I was that tumor, I'd be shrinking in fear before The Princess! Banish that lump to The Pointless Forest (remember that movie...The Point).


chat2missie said...

The boys should be very proud of themselves for their accomplishments.  Enjoy your night.

queeniemart said...

BIG congrats to your sons! Good for them. I know how proud you are. I will be thinking of you tomorrow.

countrylady4071 said...

I know how proud you must be of your two boys.  I pray the results of your MRI will be good tomorrow.  Keep thinking positive thoughts.  

toonguykc said...

Jewel Miner?  That's very Old School....get a membership to!!


lurkynat said...

gret entry Dawn! Congratulations to Hammer! Have yu btw herad anything from Karyl?

martygord said...

Hi Dawn,
A nice list to be thankful for ... and what a great perspective on the MRI ... to even be thankful for that, since you'll have it behind you soon enough.  Good luck with it!

eml625 said...

Very good Thankful list, Congrats to the boys on their Merit Badges, WAY TO GO GUYS !
I wish I  could have stayed inside yesterday, its was brutal and we ended up with more rain than snow...booooooo !!

Be well my friend.

ksgal3133 said...

Aww congrats to your boys :)
Sending you prayers today and always....


thebaabee said...

Way to go boys!  My son who just turned 22 today went through all of this.  With my hubby very involved.  He achieved Eagle which is a great thing in itself and something to be proud of.  Plus it helps with college admissions, job opportunities and just brings a boy's self esteem way up.  Good going Hammer and Fuzzy!

Ah, snow.  I don't miss it here in SC.  Well, I do.  I miss the beginning when it's falling nicely and it's so white and fluffy.  I don't miss the days afterwards.  Or the shoveling.

Good luck today Dawn.

Hugs, LuAnne

wwfbison said...

Wow, congrats to the boys on their Merit Badges - the subjects seem daunting to me!  You must be, and should be so very proud of them.  How nice you had the chance to sleep in & then not have to go out again...some days just work out don't they ;)    Best of luck to you with your MRI - I am Praying for good results for you.  Coffee......well our power was off this morning and I didn't have any for hours.  I hadn't realized I truly can't funtion without it!!!!  I made up for it after the power was back on!

tampa0503 said...

Congradulations Boys!!  


swmpgrly said...

I love seeing them in the uniform