Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Thankful Thursday...on Wednesday!

{I'm doing my `Thankful Thursday' a day early because tomorrow I'm starting a pretty cool giveaway!}

This week I am thankful for:

1.  A relaxing Friday night where we watched a documentary and read our books.

2. A great time at the Fall Carnival at our church.  It was the first time in 7 years (I think) where we didn't have to take photos!  Everything seems so social media saavy now so they just had a station to take your own photos and upload etc., it was so nice for us!  We did the S'mores station for 45 minutes instead.  Gary's so good at running games for kids.

3. Completing two sessions of our Foster Parent training (out of 8).

4. A blood donating date.  Unfortunately my iron was too low (it was 117 and needs to be 125 or higher) but at least Gary and my brother in law were able to.  I have my next appointment booked in 2 months from now so I plan on taking my iron supplements a few times a week.  Please, just go on the website and find a clinic near you to donate!

5. A husband that plays board games with the kids.  They played Bingo and I went for a jog.

6.  Pizza and movie nights.  Every Friday.  Don't have to plan dinner.  This was our last one with library videos because someone got Netflix and a streamer :)  More to come on this!!!

7.  Yummy, healthy leftovers.  Salmon, quinoa, kale and beans.

8.  A few more inches off our waists!  In just this last month, Gary has lost 3.5" and I have lost 2.5" off our waistlines.  It is so easy and if you're interested in trying, just take sugar out of your diet (refined, white rice, flour etc).  Feels soooo good to not look and feel bloated.  We bought a secondhand juicer to increase of veggie intake.  If you have any good recipes, let me know!

{Nya has had three different coloured juice mustaches so far :) }

9.  A great book to  read.  I reallly enjoyed The Language of Flowers.  Totally recommend it.  A girl in foster care who communicates through flowers.  Very neat to see what each flower means.

10.  Family photos on our walls.   I just look at these three and think, `Wow, how are these three ours?!'. So thankful.   

I hope that you are having a good week!    



  1. I love that book - it is one of my favorites!!

  2. my iron was too last time too!! :( i was so bummed because it was my dads first time and i was all excited abuot us giving blood together. oh well... we go again november 5 and i've been taking iron pills!