Today is a day of gratitude.

We safely returned yesterday from our longest road trip – 13.5 hours! I was thankful for many things during the trip:

For my long arms that could easily pass toys or snacks or fix the portable DVD player to keep my kids happy. At one time they spiked volleyballs, shot the J, and played good D. Now they are go-go gadget like contraptions for my kids!

For an interesting route that provided fun stops: Kentucky Horse Park, Greensboro Children’s Museum, West Virginia Tamarack craft & art center, and a simple park in Chillicothe Ohio.

For happy, sweet children who liked the journey.  My daughter said, “I love this bathroom” in our first hotel. I guess the hotels were an “attraction” too. On our last day she told us she just wanted to play with toys in the car instead of go home – a traveling pro in the making.

For a patient husband who helped care for high energy kids, playing games with them when I drove and keeping the peace.

For a spontaneous hug from both kids this morning when we were all home and enjoying a lazy breakfast together.

For the post it note decoration pictured in this post.  My daughter made it for my son’s birthday. September!  He ripped part of it down already,  but such a nice gesture!

For our home and where we live. ..and for feeling like we can successfully take more fun family trips again soon.

What are you thankful for today?