My own Thankful Thursday list

Every Thursday for as long as I can remember, Running2Ks aka True Blue Semi-Crunchy Mama writes a blog about the many things in her life she is thankful for and many of her readers follow suit and add their own lists.

I think it’s a wonderful tradition she started and a great way for us all to take pause each Thursday to remember the good things in our lives. :)

In addition to adding my list to her blog today, I decided to do it over here as well.

I’m thankful for:
– my amazing, sweet, smart, beautiful daughter who just fell asleep in my lap;
– my hubby who doesn’t complain when he has to take the bus most days, and doesn’t complain when he helps out around the house and who is such a great daddy to our lil sweetie;
– my family who loves and supports me;
– snuggles on the couch between my hubby and baby when it’s so cold outside (or even when it’s not);
– wool socks;
– health;
– having made amends with an old friend;
– good friends – both in the blogging world and in real life;
– pumpkin spice cookies (see recipe below);
– drives to see holiday lights and the “wows” from my daughter that accompany them;
– sales on my cafepress store – i like to see that others in the world support attachment parenting and of course, i am looking forward to receiving my first commission check later this month;
– getting a decent start in the photography business and having friends who are willing to let me practice on them and their children. :)

Pumpkin spice cookie recipe (aka the easiest cookies I ever made)

Halloweenlover asked for the recipe, so here it is. :)

I got this recipe off AllRecipes. They truly are the easiest cookies I’ve ever made. The cookies are very cake-like. If you want them to be less moist, bake a few minutes longer and make sure they cool completely before you put them in a container.

Pumpkin Spice Cookie

Yield: 2 dozen cookies


* 1 (18.25 ounce) package spice cake mix
* 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin (or 2 cups pureed pumpkin)
* (optional – add in chocolate chips or nuts and to “healthify” it a bit, add ground flaxseed and wheat germ)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the cake mix and pumpkin until well blended. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

The last batch I made were with chocolate chips and they were dee-lish (and did I mention EASY??)! :)