Thursday, December 24, 2015

Thankful Thursday

Merry Christmas, friends.  We had a rough week with a mix of fevers, croupy coughs, and vomiting but Nya is now on antibiotics for bronchitis and an ear infection so we should be better by tomorrow. This week I am thankful for:

1. Birthday parties for the cousins. My kids have 18 cousins (total from both sides) and all live within an hour of us.  My side of the family has all young ones so birthday parties are mostly made up of our families :)

2.  Time away with friends.  It is nice having Gary home for a break!  I got away with my friends for an afternoon to go snowshoeing at Seymour.  It was definitely nice just focusing on dressing myself and not worrying about any complaining :)

3.  Snowshoeing with my family.  I love the age that Kai is at (9) as he just goes and doesn't complain.

4.  Prebuilt gingerbread houses.  Let's be serious, there's no way I can handle anything more than that at this point :)

5.  How Koen spells my name.

6.  A day with just our family.  I feel bad leaving our Little One behind but we hadn't done a family activity with just us since August.  It was nice.

7. Snow.  We had a little taste of it this week :)

8. Cuddles with Nya.  She loves to say things about how much her heart loves me and needs me and how I'm her best friend.  We share a love language of words of affirmation so we just encourage each other daily :)

9.  Going to the "Grandma Tree". Gary's parents have a tree with small gifts for the kids and we go there several times before Christmas for the kids to pick a gift each time.

 10.  Dinner by candlelight. It was a hit.

Oh yes, I'm also thankful for a date night with Gary where we went to see Star Wars.  It was a late show but it was great to get out together and see Gary giddy over a movie.

Merry Christmas, friends.  I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas Eve!



  1. Merry Christmas to you, too! I hope you all stay well over the rest of the holidays. It is a sunny and warm Christmas Eve Day here - lovely, but not at all like Christmas!

  2. I'd love to hear Gary's thoughts on the film. I too was giddy.