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November 14, 2010

Catching up on my gratitude...

I am a little behind on my Thankfullness posts. But here are the things I have been thankful for the past few days...

Vetrans, and all those serving our country:
With Vetrans day being this past week, I have really began to reflect on the courage that so many men and women have that are serving, and have served our country. That is something I know I would never be brave enough to do and I thank all those who have been apart of ever fighting for us. Thanks!

I am so grateful for parties:
Ever since I was a little girl, my grandparents would call me "The Party Girl". Every time they had a family gathering I would show up in my party outfit, a big smile on my face, ready for fun and games! Today, I am still the same! I love parties because it allows a chance for everyone you love to get together and celebrate something special. My niece's birthday party was this past week, my sister's birthday was yesterday, and my nephew's party is tonight. I love that we get to celebrate these fun things because it brings us all together!

I may be a bit of a clean freak. Okay, maybe I am not so freaky about it now that I have a child, but I still like to keep things pretty clean. The other night, after a typically exhausting day, I was getting ready for bed and wondering how I got through the day. Charli was a more emotional than usual, maybe a little more rowdy than normal, and I was just ready to go to bed! I went to get something off of the nightstand and noticed how dusty I had let it get. Then I browsed to the edge of the nightstand where I saw cute, tiny fingerprints all along the corner. I just smiled. I know exactly what she was reaching up there for, the remote controll!! But it just made me giggle a little because no matter how hard motherhood can be sometimes, and how exhausting, little things like this make me love and appreciate being a mother more than anything! I am grateful for the fingerprints I see everywhere in my house. The nightstand, the kitchen table, the stainless steel fridge and dishwasher!! Her fingerprints remind me of how lucky I am to be a mother!

Today in church I had to speak! Ugh, I know! But actually the topic I spoke on couldn't have been more perfect for this time of year - Gratitude.

November 10, 2010

Today I am thankful...

When was the last time you laughed so hard that you couldn't breathe? Where tears were rolling off your face and you were left with no make-up? And you just kept laughing because the fact that you were laughing so hard was so funny and your partner kept making you laugh 'cause they were laughing. Do you remember when the last time was?

Well, mine was last night! I wish I could say this happened on a daily basis because I do believe that laughter is the best medicine! My husband and I were studying for one of his tests and something halarious happened! I started laughing and so did he. It only got funnier from there because I was laughing so hard that I wasn't even making noise 'cause I couldn't breathe! Before I knew it, my make-up was completely off of my face and I just kept laughing. Seriously about 5 minutes later I settled down. It felt so good! I love laughing! I am so grateful for the things in life that make me laugh...mostly my hubby and my sweet Charli! :)

Laughing is Contagious...

Pass on your happiness

November 9, 2010

Today I am thankful...

Today was another good day. I am thankful for a few things today, but mostly for my sisters. I went to work for a few hours and did my little sister's nails. She has been married for three short weeks and I feel like I don't see her much anymore. It was so nice to be able to sit down with her and catch up and chat about her new life and her cute hubby! I love the relationship I have with my sisters. While at work, once a week, my older sister watches Charli for me. I am so grateful for this because if you have children and work, you know how difficult it can be to find someone to babysit. Charli loves going over to her house and playing with her aunt and her cousin, Lily.

Another thing I have realized today is how much I enjoy working with the girls I do. It is such an uplifting and positive environment and the girls are so sweet. They are all such great examples to me and I probably wouldn't work there if I didn't love going so much once a week! It's nice to get out of the house and have some 'adult conversations' with other moms and wives!

One more thing I want to touch on is how grateful I am for naps! Sometimes I don't think I could make it through the day without one! I am lucky I can still take one while Charli takes her afternoon nap and I realize I should enjoy this while I can! It's great to wake up and feel energized again to get me through the rest of the day!


Minky Couture Update:

I have had many people tell me that it won't let them submit their form for the free Mini Minky. I don't know why this would be happening, although I will tell you people have tried over and over again and finally it worked. So keep trying! When I did it, it worked the first time with no problems. I did have a girl tell me she was using another internet browser and it didn't work, but when she tried it with Firefox, it worked just fine. ???? There are probably many reasons but keep trying because this deal is too awesome to bypass! Good Luck! :)

November 8, 2010

Today I am thankful...

Today I am grateful for a few things. First of all, the rain. Normally I dislike rainy days. But today, it forced me to stay inside and get my housework done! Without the rain today, I wouldn't have accomplished the loads of laundry, vacuuming, dusting, etc. And also, the fact that it rained means it didn't snow! I am happy for the rain!

I was going to be quarantined to my home today anyways, due to my sick child. I got to enjoy my time with her and we cuddled again!

I am currently feasting upon some oreos and milk in which I am also grateful for. Okay, not really grateful for them, but you know what I mean! My unborn child must really like this treat because she is doing back flips at this very moment, and I am so grateful for that!! :)


November 7, 2010

The 20 Days of Thanksgiving:

Today I am thankful for...

Today I am thankful that my little Charli is sick. Yes, I know, after somewhat of a long night being up with her and her stomach flu, I would normally be complaining of my tired-ness and dreading the day(s) to come. However, she has been letting me snuggle and cuddle with her all morning and I LOVE it! She just wants me to hold her - how could I want anything else? If it means that she will let me do this with her all day, she can be sick, that's okay!


I'll admit it. I have been somewhat of a pessimist the past few weeks, maybe even months. I have had a negative attitude and I am sick of it! In the real light, I am so lucky to have all the many things that I do. My husband is an optimist. He sees the good in everything - and I love and always have loved this about him.

With the Thanksgiving holiday drawing near, I thought it would be fun and inspiring if each day we { yes WE } all write or think about something that we are truly thankful for. I am not just talking family, home, friends, etc... I am talking about all the small things. The things that we don't realize how lucky we are to have every day.

I am going to try to see the good in everything. When I feel negative thoughts, I am going to turn them around into positive. I challenge each of you to do the same everyday. Write about it. If you don't have a blog, feel free to share your thoughts by commenting on mine! I am excited to see the change that takes place in my attitude, and hopefully I can change my pessimistic attitude, into an optimistic one! PS: I may post more than once a day!

Try it with me!


I got some of my inspiration for this from another blogger. You can check out her way of seeing the good in everything at
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