Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thankful Thursday



My stomach is in happy knots so I cannot wait for tomorrow to get here.  However, there are more things to be thankful for than a trip so this week I am thankful for:

1. Nya feeling 70% better.  The ear infection doesn't seem to be bothering her but she is still fighting something and she's tired.  We visited an AMAZING chiropractor yesterday who was so good with her.  She let him assess and adjust her for 20 minutes.  Afterwards, she was happier than she's been in a month.  He recognized the tightness in her chest, neck, and jaw (she grinds her teeth at night) and hopefully he can help her relax and realign.  Maybe this will help some of her respiratory issues?  One can hope!  He also noticed that she was dehydrated so we've been hydrating her with chocolate almond milk as she isn't a big drinker.


2.  Kai playing hockey.  I've said this a few times, I know.  I'm glad we waited until he was 8 to start playing team sports just because it's a time commitment.  Kai and I were both SO nervous for the first game but things have definitely improved as he now has 3 games under his belt.  


3.  My iron being high enough to donate blood.  The cut off for the amount of Hb in your blood is 125  and what was I?!  125 :)  Anyone else throw their hand in the air shouting `Yahoo!' when their iron is high enough?


4.  Father daughter moments.  I love them. 


5.  Princess fun.  These three have a great time together.  Dressing up, playing babies, practicing ballet, watching Paw Patrol....non stop.



6.  Our office/mudroom.  I still have a few little changes to make but I love how functional and clean this room is now!


7. A husband who buys me beer.  Gary doesn't drink but he knows that I like a beer a couple of times a week.  He found this chocolate flavoured one for me, YUM!  



8.  A family vacation.  I don't know if I will fully relax until we get there but it's happening IN ONE MORE SLEEP.   My stomach is an excited/nervous mess.  Well, I probably won't relax once I'm there as the itinerary is pretty packed.  Thankful that our house will be looked after while we're gone, too ;).



9. Finding the last items on my list for our trip.   We will have rain with high temperatures for two of the days so I found cheap dollar store ponchos (thank you for the suggestions, Stephanie!).  I also bought a bluetooth selfie stick and a `new' bathing suit for Kai. 


10. Disney World. Disney World. Disney World.  A totally unexpected family vacation.  If you watch Breakfast Television, we will be on Monday and Tuesday morning.  I'm not sure what time you will see us...maybe throughout the entire morning.  Those two days we need to be out of our hotel by 5:15 am to appear on tv. There were about 10 families from across Canada who won so they will be there with us.

All right, friends!! I hope to share pictures over the next 6 days via Instagram and Facebook so please follow along!  I'm not sure if I'll have energy/time to blog while there, we'll see!

Love,
Louise 


15 comments:

  1. Have an amazing trip Lou!!!

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  2. I can't believe you're leaving tomorrow already!! Have so much fun!! I love your new office/mudroom.

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    1. Eek!! I know!! Thanks about the office/mudroom. It is definitely way more clean and functional now!

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  3. Mr. Chapman and Nya -- so sweet! **I tried typing Gary, but it didn't feel right.

    I hope you guys have an incredible trip!!

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    1. Ha, Mr. Chapman :) Thanks Ashley!

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  4. I am in love with your office/ mudroom. I never would have thought to combine those 2 things! Also WHAT! CHOCOLATE BEER! hmm this mama just might need to hit the liquor store.

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    1. Thanks Sarah! My husband made the lockers out of an Ikea entertainment center and we put in laminate tiling ourselves! Makes such a difference (was carpeted before). And yes, chocolate beer is a win win.

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  5. You have a fantastic list of things to be thankful for this week. The office looks great - I really love the shelf unit you have in there. I am so excited to hear all about your trip and I'm glad your little girl is on the mend. It will make the trip much nicer for everyone. ;) Have a great time!

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    1. I blogged about the shelf unit here : http://www.talknerdytomeblog.com/2015/01/getting-organized-lockers-for-kids.html Might have to do an update :)

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  6. Have a wonderful trip - I will look forward to seeing pictures!

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  7. Have a great time!! And yes I also cheer when my iron level is high enough!! Sometime I also cheer for my blood to Sink in the solution. (Old school method)

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  8. Have a fantabulous time!!!!!

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  9. This is a fantastic list - so exciting on all counts! That beer looks very interesting! Pretty sure I"d enjoy that too (though only me...hubby prefers a much more bitter/hopsy beer!).
    have an AMAZING trip - i can't wait to see all the pictures and read all about it. So glad Nya is feeling better and praying you all stay safe and healthy!

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