Wednesday, November 22


During this time of year, it's a good idea to take stock of the things that are most important in life. I (Dave) feel particularly blessed this Thanksgiving--more so than usual. I'm looking forward to going to Mom's tomorrow for a big feast and enjoying watching Jack familiarize himself with his family members, some of whom he has never even met before!
Here is a quick rundown on some of the many things we are thankful for this year, in absolutely no particular order (but you might notice a pattern):
Jack Parker
Co-workers who truly care about us
Great friends that I would not exchange for a million bucks
Nathan Lyn
All of Jack's many wonderful grandparents--of the great and regular varieties
Jack Parker
Jobs that pay the bills
Rare moments of silence
Memories of Maya Michelle
Memories of awesomely awesome Grandpas who've passed on
Jack Parker
Holidays with loved ones
Luke Carson
Jack Parker
Taco Bell and El Toro
Blogs that allow our families to keep track of the goings-on at Casa De Vrbi
Jack Parker
Balances of power in Washington
Weight Watchers (one of these days it's gonna take!)
Jack Parker
Jack-Jack's daycare provider, Laurie, and her whole family
Siblings (both by blood and in-laws)
Jack Parker
The fact that Amy Haag and Dave Vrbas found each other
Memories of hanging out on Grandma Peterson's farm
Peyton Elisabeth
Insurance (medical, auto and homeowner's)
Jack Parker
Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, sauer kraut, corn, pumpkin pie
Jack Parker
Professor Dexter Beansprout
Matthew Jared
High-Speed Internet
Jack Parker
Our lovely little house and all its flaws and dirty little crevices and busting seams
Jack Parker
Trips to Des Moines for Christmas
Tori Rae
Jack Parker
Cars that get us from Point A to Point B, with much coersion
That our lawn isn't a full acre
Jack Parker
Anything and everything else I can't think of right now
Thinking about all the memories we have left to make with friends, family and little Jack Parker
Growing up in a small town in SW Nebraska
Oh, and Jack Parker. I'm thankful for him too!
If I've left anything off, tell me about it in the comments. Add your own too!