Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving
and Our Home Improvement Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving from my One Little, Two Little, Three Little Indians!

I have so much to be Thankful for this year. First and foremost, my three beautiful children who bring so much joy into my life.

Today our local library storytime,  we read fun Thanksgiving books and got to make these cute headbands for the craft. The library ladies were kind enough to let me make one for Miss Aubrey too so I could have three little Indians! I am thankful that our library offers free programs that are so fun for my kids.

Speaking of fun, you will never guess what has been happening here lately. Yesterday the heating and air conditioning guys came to our house, and we got a brand new furnace!

Can you believe that our old furnace was built in 1976? Holy Cow! That means it was 35 years old! No wonder it started making funny noises and doing things that my husband did not like.

We have known that this day was coming, so it was not a big surprise that we needed to get a new furnace. It does kind of stink to have to get a new furnace right before Christmas, but the good news is that I get an air conditioner too!

Yep. For the past 6 years that we have lived in our house we have had an ancient furnace and no air conditioning. We just had an evaporative cooler (aka swamp cooler). Won't it be so nice this summer to be able to turn on the air conditioner and have the cool air blow out all the vents in the house? Heaven!

I am thankful that our old furnace lasted so long and that we have the means to buy a new one. Plus, isn't my new furnace beautiful and shiny?

That's not the only shiny thing in our house either! A few weeks ago our dishwasher gave up the ghost (just before Halloween, coincidentally). It just would not drain and the motor died. So I got a beautiful new dishwasher.

Oooh! Aaahhh! Pretty! Now my dishes actually get clean! Plus I don't have to wonder if I killed all the mold and junk that was growing in our old dishwasher.

So I guess you could say we are having a home improvement Christmas. Honey Daddy and I are getting each other a new furnace, air conditioner, and dishwasher. They may not be fun gifts, but we will definitely enjoy them! I am just thankful that we will have a warm house in the winter, a cool house in the summer, and nice, clean dishes!

We will also enjoy spending time with our sweet little family over this long Thanksgiving weekend. I am so thankful for my husband and my sweet kids... even if sometimes they are little turkeys!

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  1. Great pics of Dad's little helper!

  2. oh my gosh, they are so cute!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. adorable little indians :)

    Congrats on all the necessary home improvements. Always nice to have thingsg that are shiny and new :)

  4. Aw, what a sweet Thanksgiving post! Your little Indians are adorable! So sorry that you had to fork out the money for a new furnace...but yay for summer time air conditioning! :)

  5. Those are some of the cutest turkeys!
    And? YAY for all new things!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  6. Ah, a new dishwasher and the cutest indians ever!

  7. I would LOVE some new appliances for Christmas. They're only 5 years old but they are just awful.

    I could not even imagine not having A/C in the summer! You would die here! But then, I guess you probably can't imagine not having heat in the winter.

    You certainly do have a lot to be thankful for, mama! You are very blessed! xox Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. cute pictures of your kiddos as always. just think of these upgrades as presents that keep on giving! Happy Thanksgiving (o:

  9. Love your new dishwasher! Love the hats even more!

    Happy WW & Turkey Day to you & yours!

    I'm a new follower via GFC!


  10. Love the new dishwasher! :) looks like your kiddos are ready for some turkey! :)

  11. The Indians are sorry you had to buy a new one but yay for air conditioning.

  12. I want a new dishwasher so badly. Ours drains about twice a wee. Otherwise it's standing water. So unsanitary. And it's noisy too. Like a tribe of leprechauns are actually inside hand washing the dishes. Maybe I will ask Santa for one!

  13. What a great treat for Thanksgiving Day! A new furnace will definitely keep you warm in the coming winter. But your old furnace is just as remarkable, considering it lasted for thirty-five years. And it is a good thing that you got yourself an air conditioner! It would be great to feel the cool breeze from the A/C in the hot summer.