Thursday, July 16, 2015

Thankful Thursday

This week I am thankful for:

1. Just one more sleep until I get to see my Kai Bear again!  He's been at camp all week and I miss him a lot.  The hardest part is just having no idea how he's doing.  Although I've been apart from him before (for a shorter amount of time), I would always get a text or email from grandpa saying how he was doing.  I do have to say that there has been way less fighting in our house this week!

2.  Gary being home so I can work uninterrupted (for the most part.) Wedding season is always a busy one.  I usually edit for about 6 hours a day (let's be honest...1-2 hours probably gets sucked up by checking stuff out online and blogging etc).  

3. Date night!  I work during the day now so that I have my evenings free.  Gary and I went to see Hairspray–The Broadway Musical.   It was very fun and romantic!  Also a huge high-five to my dad for babysitting for us...saved us some serious $$$$.  He asked if we could provide coffee and cookies so he could have his friends over while our kids slept :) 

4.  Organization.  I love these little cubbies/lockers.  Our kids actually put everything away where it's supposed to go!

5. A husband that can paint.  It's very helpful that he used to work for a painting company.  Gary finished the stairway and upstairs hallway this week–it covered up the last of the original paint in the house from when we moved in 9 years ago.

6.  A husband that involves the kids.  I don't have as much patience for doing that; I know my limits and stay within it :)

7.  A basement to play in.  I love, love, loooooooooooooooooooove having a giant playroom for the kids to play in.  It gets messy but it's so nice to have all of those toys downstairs and out of my vision.  It's also especially lovely in the summertime as it's nice and cool.  

8.  Support groups.  Family, church friends, care group, mom group, friends,  blogging and fostering...there's so many different supportive communities that I can/do reach out to.  I love how the online community helps with this!

9. A night out to see Oliver!–The Musical. I feel totally spoiled that I got to see both productions of Theatre Under the Stars this week.  My friend Leah came with me.  The pre-show activities were really fun so if you bring kids, make sure you show up early (strong man competition, ring toss etc.) I also loved the sing-along and the kids did an amazing job.  

10. Koen.  I love this age (six.)  He is hilarious and becoming more responsible.  He has really started reading a lot better this summer which is probably due to the summer reading program and us reading with him 15 minutes each day because, well, we haven't been awesome at it this year. This is the one area where I feel like we invested in a lot more with child #1 and then let it slide.  Go, Koen!

I hope that you are having a good week!  What is one (or ten!) thing(s) you are thankful for this week?



  1. your dad is too cute!!! i love it!

  2. 11. Your totally cute dress.
    Those cubbies are totally fabulous!

  3. I am thankful for my family and summer weeks without nightly meetings! I am thankful for VBS as Addison is still singing the songs and loves to talk about Jesus and David and Goliath :) I am thankful for purging things from my house! I am thankful that Jacob is starting to speak clearer English as he turns 3 next month!

    1. My kids have never done VBS but I might need to think ahead and look into it for next summer :) And yes, purging feels so good!