Thankful Thursday: First Thursday of 2013 Edition

I haven’t put up a Thankful Thursday post in a few weeks, and I’ve missed doing them! There are so many things to be thankful for in our lives, big and small, and I love taking the time at least once a week to think about them and share them. Joanna from hosts these Thankful Thursdays, so if you want to read more, head over there! Here’s what I’m thankful for this week:

  • The love and laughter my husband and doggies bring to me. I love our little family so much!

    It’s hard to make us all out in this photo, but Jethro, Tansy and Ryder ARE in it! And yes, Brian is closing his eyes, but believe me, this is the best family photo out of a bunch we took!
  • A quick-responding local fire department. It wasn’t fun to have to call 911 early morning on New Year’s Day because Brian’s truck was on fire in our garage… but I’m thankful that as soon as I hung up the phone I could already hear the sirens coming toward our house. And, of course, I’m extra thankful that no one was hurt and there was amazingly no damage to our garage or house. Brian’s truck is completely ruined, but trucks can be replaced!
Firemen putting out the truck fire.
  • The bank tellers at the Citizen’s Bank drive-thru I go to pretty much every day. I have the dogs with me 99% of the time, and the tellers always say hi to them and give them dog treats. On the rare occasion I don’t have the dogs with me, the tellers ask where they are. It just makes this dog mama happy. 🙂
  • The first snowfall of the 2012-2013 winter season. The night it snowed, Brian and I met up with my parents at Aidan’s, an Irish pub in town, and watching the snow fall outside while sitting in the cozy pub was just SO New England.
Me and Brian outside of Aidan’s – our first snowfall as married folk! (Aidan’s is also where we had our first date!)
  • The special traditions my parents carry out each and every year. They put so much thought, detail and love into them all. They always have a New Year’s Day feast centered around good luck symbols for the New Year. It is so much fun. I am so thankful for such fabulous parents.

What are you thankful for this Thursday?

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  1. 1.3.13
    Sheri said:

    Great list Jane!! Happy New Year to you and your family! xo

  2. 1.3.13

    So glad you are all safe after the mutant truck fire!

  3. 1.3.13

    I love this list – especially the bank tellers 🙂 It’s funny how sometimes the little things mean so much! Glad everyone was okay with the fire!

  4. 1.3.13

    I love that the bank tellers in town love your doggies too. So cute! And thank goodness you are all OK and that it was just your truck that got damaged. Close call! Happy New Year to you! 🙂

  5. 1.3.13
    candice said:

    Whoa! That must have been super scary. I’m glad you are all okay. Great list of things to be thankful for. Thank you for sharing and here is to a fantastic 2013!

  6. 1.4.13

    Thankful, thankful, thankful! I love you and your family… and these are what I’m thankful for! xoxox!

  7. 1.4.13

    My old dog used to get treats at the bank all the time, Dunkin Donuts too. Sorry to hear about the truck.

  8. 1.4.13
    Megan said:

    Yikes how scary about the fire! Glad you guys are ok. Happy 2013! xoxo

  9. 1.4.13
    mel said:

    Oh my goodness. How scary!!!!! I am thankful that everyone is okay!

  10. 1.4.13

    Wow! So glad you are all okay! Fires are scary!!

  11. 1.4.13
    Joanna said:

    I just adore your list!! How scary about the fire!!! Eek! Glad there was no damage to your house or worse. Your family is so cute, love the pups!! Thank you for linking up!

  12. 1.4.13

    LOVE these pics!! So great to see all the things you are thankful for! LOVE your pups!!! Looks like you had an awesome holiday with family!

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