Thankful Thursday


It’s that time again…  Time to focus on the good in life!

It’s been kind of a rough week, so today I’m even more excited to remember what I’m thankful for!  Here goes:

  • A husband and kid that like a little adventure.


  • Thunderstorms.
  • Having a pool in our neighborhood…  So fun.

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  • A couple more pounds lost!  Woohoo!
  • A little visit to the fabulous ladies I used to work with…  So fun.
  • Making progress on a big project at our church.
  • Being part of honoring a police officer that was shot in our community.  A special experience.
  • Continuing to tackle projects around the house…  The never ending process…
  • Our 10 year old poodle, still playing like a puppy.
  • This coolish summer.  Loving it!
  • Hee hee…  Sawyer had his first poop in the tub – and my husband was giving him his bath (thing to be thankful for #1).  I was downstairs cooking dinner, listening to the giggles and clean-up.  Thankful #2 – a husband who is grateful for the funny moments, too.
  • Bedtime stories and prayers.
  • A kid who is willing to try any food – and likes most of them!
  • A husband who eats whatever I cook – even when I’m on a diet.
  • We’re all consistently sleeping through the night.  Hallelujah!

What are you thankful for today?  Feel free to comment or share your blog link in the comment section!


Thankful Thursday


It’s that time again!  Quick, what are you thankful for today?

Here’s mine:

  • Days at the zoo!
  • Friends who make time to meet the little one and I at the zoo – of all places!
  • Trying more new recipes.
  • Routine.
  • Missing the little man after he goes to bed…  That’s a good thing, right?
  • Fresh picked blueberries.  Yum!
  • Picnics.
  • Celebrating Dad’s birthday!


  • Doggy cuddles.
  • Blue skies.
  • Seeing two eagles in one day!
  • Six month old giggles.
  • Fresh peaches.
  • Breezes through the windows at night.
  • “Sleeping in” til 7am!
  • Being missed.
  • Baby milestones…
  • That “I can DO this” feeling.
  • The smell of fresh, damp air early in the morning…
  • A hubby that can’t wait for “boys’ night” with the baby, while I go out with friends.
  • Faith.  In God.  In myself.  In others.
  • A great week!


July: Currently

Over at Elise’s blog, EnJOY it, once a month she does a quick “where am I at?” post…  And I love it.  It’s so simple, and yet – a great check in.  So, I’m going to give it a try!  Here goes:

coming to love this new, simpler life.  (After years of working in a job where you don’t always know if you’re actually making a difference every day, it’s kind of nice to see the results of everything I do, every day.  A happy kid and happy home is a great way to end the day!)

feeling very tired (little one has been waking up every couple of hours the last few nights…  teething?  growth spurt?  all of the above?).  But still very blessed.

looking forward to the weekend and lots of family time (we miss the hubby during the week when he’s at work)!  Maybe we’ll finally manage Sawyer’s first visit to the pool?!

starting to establish a daily routine.  This feels good!

laughing at Sawyer’s giggles and wiggles.  He is quickly becoming a monkey boy!  (I think he may climb before he walks…  This is going to get exhausting real quick!)

squeezing in time for me…  Last night’s chocolate date with a friend was just what I needed!  Thanks, Beth!  (If you live in the Twin Cities and ever want a fun chocolate experience, check out the Chocolate Chateau and meet “Dr Chocolate.”  He’s right out of a storybook – sweet, quirky, and enchanting.  I’d go back just to chat with him again!)

believing I was meant to be at this place, in this role, at this time…  I don’t know that I’ve ever felt that before…

thinking about baby-proofing…  So much to think about!  Ugh.  (Our struggle will be striking a balance in a house that has been child-free for almost 10 years…  Yikes.)

knowing I need to start making plans to get out of the house with grown-ups.  But my introverted self is quite content at home…  Ha!  (As I write this, I’m pretty sure I will have three outings planned next week – with three different Jills!  How often can one say that?!)

fighting with the asian beetles that are killing my first attempt at a little garden.  Not cool, stupid beetles.  Not cool at all.

thanking my husband, Mike, for all he does for us.  (Tuesday he dropped everything to go grocery shopping, so I could plan and prepare meals for the rest of the week for the baby and me…  He’s a keeper!)

being me.  Really being just me.  It’s pretty nice!