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Ten Things of Thankful

5 Jan

Happy New Year! I’m glad to be getting back into the swing of things. I mentioned before that I am so ready for the holidays to be over. Yes, I realize it’s been two weeks since Christmas, but we are just getting around to taking our tree down today. It’s a new year, I’m glad I have a chance to start over, and I have so much to be thankful for this week.

1) Did I mention I am glad 2014 is here? 2013 was a very trying year for me & I refuse to say that two years in a row, so this year is all about focusing on the positive.

2) I am glad my dad came to visit. It sucks not having family around & I wish he lived locally so he could see Andrew grow. However,we’re averaging seeing him twice a year, so it’s better than nothing.

3) Speaking of my dad, I’m glad we got extra help these last two weeks. He was the one that picked up Andrew every morning after he woke up, fed him breakfast, and played with him. Mat & I were happy to get some extra sleep, my dad was happy that he got to bond w/ his grandson. Everyone wins.

4) My dad has always been supportive & encouraging, but just hearing him say he was proud of me made me feel great.

5) I got back into journaling. I got a freebie journal in a swag bag a few years ago & I decided to put into use last month. It’s so therapeutic getting my thoughts out there.

6) I’m proud of how far I’ve come in ice skating. Fear held me back for a while when I first started. Sure, I’m still terrified of barreling down the ice at full speed & THEN jumping, but I’ve come a long way. On New Year’s Eve, I did jump combos for the first time. I’m very proud & so was my coach!

7)  I’m looking forward to the longest date ever. We’re going to the BCS Championship tomorrow! We haven’t seen an FSU game since we were in college & I’m so glad they’re coming out here to play. Go Noles!

8) I’m glad to have our regular sitter come back & watch Andrew 3x/week this month after not having her a whole month. It’s  been very trying being a stay at home mom all day & I look forward to having some of my me time back.

9) Andrew just makes me laugh a lot these days. He’s grown to be a funny little boy always trying to make new sounds. It’s just cute to here.

10) Finally, thank you for Skype! My dad may have gone back home, but I’m glad that Andrew will still be able to see grandpa online until the next time we see each other again. Maybe he’ll read him a story too.

WHat are you thankful for?

Ten Things of Thankful

Ten Things of Thankful

1 Dec

Well it’s round 2 of my 10 things of thankful. It’s one of my favorite months of the year behind October & June, so I have plenty to be thankful for.

1) December is a month like nothing else. Maybe I still view it as a child, but there’s nothing wrong with that. I still see December as a time when the world is a bit brighter & people are a bit nicer. Like a child, I wish they stayed like that all through the year.

2) Tying in with that cozy feeling, is the festiveness it brings. I’m one of those people that doesn’t start decorating or listening to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving & it’s finally that time. We got the tree up yesterday, and we’ll turn on the radio to the station that plays only Christmas music and get crazy festive up in here.

3) I’m looking forward to all those holiday parties that I’ve already marked on my calendar. Definitely going to wear my fat pants to those

4) Speaking of fat pants, I’m so glad Thanksgiving dinner was a success. We brined the turkey for the first time, a task that was so intimidating, but turned out so well. Also equally as tasty were the sweet potato souffle, stuffing, and pumpkin chiffon pie.

5) I’m also thankful I have a gym membership where I burned off said Thanksgiving dinner. That was not an easy workout either.

6) I know we’ve got a month to go, but I’m already looking forward to 2014 and December goes so fast that it’ll be here before we know it. I’m really not into this sort of thing, but the year of the snake hasn’t been kind to me.

7) After reading the one and only Considerings‘ post today, I too am thankful to have a life long friend. I don’t have many friends from childhood except her. I’ve known her since I was 5. It doesn’t matter how long we go without talking to each other, the next time we chat, we pick up where we left off. It’s never awkward or weird.

8) I’m glad I watched that Auburn vs Alabama game last night. The ending was just unreal & I’m sure it’ll go down in history, especially since it was replayed the rest of the night.

9) Thankful for big breakfasts on Sundays. There’s nothing like family time around a big meal.

10) Last & most certainly not least, I’m thankful all my family in the Philippines is ok. Especially thankful for my aunt who was in the direct path of the storm. I know she wasn’t able to make it home for Thanksgiving but I hope she does for Christmas.

What are you thankful for?

Giving Thanks

21 Nov


Alright, can I be a bit sappy with this post? I’m writing this Finish the Sentence Friday post on Thursday evening which is my husband’s birthday. I’m very thankful for him & for his support. He’s been a great dad from day one. I had trouble nursing & had to pump for the first month. So my husband was there to bottle feed Andrew around the clock with no complaints. I was also suffering from some postpartum depression and anxiety and he was able to work from home and take care of Andrew and myself. He’s always been the one to give Andrew baths and he has no problem being the primary caregiver over the weekend so I can unwind and catch up on any errands and yes, even get a haircut or go shopping. He also watches the little one when I go out with my friends. He also helps with the chores and the cooking, and he’s done that even before we had the baby. He’s always been a really mellow guy who never complains, has been my best friend for the past 10 years and has always stuck up for me no matter what. I feel like I will always be indebted to him, he never asks for anything in return & believe me, I’ve tried. I guess you could say I picked a really good guy, right?

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