Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thankful Thursday

This week I am thankful for:

1.  Koen losing his first tooth--he's been waiting a long time!  Our brave little boy suddenly became so afraid of having his tooth come out and wouldn't let me near it!  He took it out on his own. PS Did you know Koen's name means "brave"?

2. Better sleep. At the 1 am wake up (there's also a 9:30 pm and 11:00 pm one), I moved into Little One's room and was able to sleep until 6 am!  Progress, people.  I'm tired.  I know 7 hours and 34 minutes looks like a lot (it is) but it's going to take a lot of these nights to make up for what we've gone through! (And I really have a goal of sleeping in my own bed!)

3. A great walk through Campbell Valley Park.  We are going to get our next family photo done right there.

4.  My Nya Bear.  I love her so much.  I feel like I'm missing out on so much with her as Gary is spending more time with her so I can spend time with the Little One.  It's hard but she's handling it quite well. She is soooooooooooooooo excited for preschool to start.  

5.  My first macaroon.  A friend of mine dropped it off from the Sweet Bake Shop.  Very sweet of her, thanks L.  Dude, these things are pretty intricate!

6.  A husband who makes healthy meals.  These days I'm so exhausted that I'm tempted to just eat chips for dinner.  Gary would be mortified so I'm thankful that he's home to make delicious and healthy meals for all of us.

7.  A great 9th birthday for Kai Bear.  He had a good time with friends and I'm glad that so many were able to join him as summer birthdays are tricky. 

8.  Camp for the kids.  The three big kids got to go to a church camp every morning this week!  Originally the plan was for Gary and I to go hiking each day but with a sick Little One, we mostly stayed home but did several walks like the Houston Trail (which is very hilly!)

9. Another year of life. Okay, sounds dramatic, but it's my birthday tomorrow!  I'm thankful that I got to experience almost 37 years of life so far :)  THIRTY SEVEN.  Wow. I still think I'm 28. 

10. I escaped for a movie this week.  It felt so good to be out of the house for 3 hours and just worry about myself!!! There were less than 10 of us in the theatre because we had to go to a 4 pm show so I could do the bedtime routine :)  Thanks, L.

I hope you are having a great week!


  1. Woohoo! Some sleep finally! What a wonderful feeling! I am excited for you...although just slightly jealous that it takes you 1 minute to fall asleep! Is that typical? Typical for me is an hour to fall asleep, and in between sleep/wake cycles all night. I understand the need for sleep! :)

    Happy early birthday! I hope that it's special and you are reminded at how important you are to so many!


    1. Thanks!! And no, not 1 minute to fall asleep, I just logged that I went to be at approx 11pm. It usually takes me about 15 minutes (with a melatonin).

  2. happy almost birthday!!!!! i hope its amazing :)

  3. ha! I was wondering about the 1 minute to fall asleep too. Although I am married to a man who consistently falls asleep within a minute. It's a gift...
    What movie did you see?