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Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Thankful Project Day 3: A Place

The month of November is plodding along, and with it so goes The Thankful Project. Who else is loving this abundance of gratitude?!? 

Day 3: A Place 

When I was thinking about this prompt, I thought of a couple different places that I was thankful for, but I kept coming back to the same one time and time again: 

My Abuela and Papa's house. 

Any big event usually is happening at Abuela and Papa's house. Family dinners, holidays, birthdays, pictures, etc. all happen here. This house is full of wonderfully fun memories and adventures I've had with my Abuela and Papa. When I think of these two awesome people, I picture them at their house- usually sitting in the living room visiting, or messing around in the kitchen. 

I am so thankful for this wonderful place to call home. While I know my parents house is actually my home away from wherever Matt and I are, there is something special about going to Abuela and Papa's house. 

{At A&Ps house for my 21st birthday} 

When you walk inside, you know this is a house filled with love. There's a cabinet full of toys and books for the little ones, a whole bonus room upstairs full of dress up clothes and more toys, ping pong and pool are set up downstairs. There's an amazing movie room, and if you're lucky Papa will make some equally amazing popcorn. Their fridge is covered with photos of their grandchildren. Whenever I go over, I make sure my photos are displayed prominently in front of the 'lesser' grandchildren. :) It's a well known fact that I am the favorite. I mean I even have a room named after me at Abuela and Papa's house. A privilege only two in the family can actually claim. {The rooms are called Nickie and Alex's rooms.}

{Forth of July 2009} 

I absolutely love this house. I love being in it. I love sleeping over in it. Matt told me he loved me for the first time driving home from this house. We had some of our first dates watching movies with my grandparents in the home. We went here the morning after we got engaged and shared the news with them. We celebrated our first Halloween as a couple in this house. We had our Thanksgiving dinner rehearsal dinner in the basement of this house.  I love that Matt and I called this home after we were back from our honeymoon and were waiting to move to Hawaii. I loved seeing my grandparents in the morning getting ready for work, and seeing them for dinner after work. I love this place; I really truly do. 

{December 2009} 

While I have rambled on for a couple paragraphs, I am sure you get the idea. My place is the home of my grandparents. So many memories are held inside this beautiful home. I am so grateful to have this place to take claim to, and lucky enough- the house comes with two pretty amazing grandparents. 

{Family Pictures Summer of 2009}

 {Christmas 2006}

{Christmas 2012} 

Do any of you have a place like this that you can claim? 

{Linking up with Chasing Happy


  1. Isn't that the truth?! All the good family photos were at Mamaw & Papaw's house. :) I, too, am enjoying everyone's gratitude posts. The first place your love told you he loved you? How adorable is that? Great memories!

    New follower from the challenge. It's a pleasure to meet ya!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your comment. It seems you know exactly what I am talking about with grandparents and their home. There is something just so special about it. I love this 28 day challenge! I can't wait to hop over to your blog.

  2. I love that it's about family in the place that you're thankful for it's really sweet also that it's where the one you love told you he loved you. Love the feeling of great memories being made somewhere for everyone to remember.

    1. Thanks for your comment. For me it's all about family! I hope one day to have a house like my grandparents- where everyone feels welcome.


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