Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thankful Thursday

Every Thursday I reflect on the week and choose items to be grateful for. This week I am thankful for:

1. Our kitchen table. I love how it looks and I enjoy how we eat together almost every single night.  I hope that as the kids get busier they will be able to continue to join us for most dinners.

2.  The boys making YouTube videos.  I'm not linking to one yet until they do a good one (I'll let you know!) but they have learned filming and editing and those are some good skills.  They also have 1 subscriber–me.

3. Koen taking photos of me.  He says he wants to be a photographer so whenever we're out he asks to take my picture.  Here I am in the middle of putting my hair in a ponytail.

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4.  Our annual zoo pass.  We went one last time this weekend and now it is expired.  I loved having our pass and we probably went about 12 times but we won't be renewing it.  It was perfect for our kids ages 4-10.

5.  Such a great year for Kai.  Last year was hard for him at school but so far (fingers crossed!) it's going so well which makes me happy!  See that tooth missing? There's no room for a tooth to come in so it's likely he'll need an expander $$$$.

6.  Brothers. I know I've said this before but I'm so glad these two have each other and play so well the majority of the time. They are so good for each other.

7.  Being a foster mom.  I have learned a lot and am grateful for our Little One's mama trusting and appreciating me (mostly).

8.  A family walk on Sunday afternoon.  The fall leaves, the sunshine, the happy kids...exhale. So nice.

9.  Gary's knee being almost all better.  He had an injury for the past couple of months so I'm glad to see that he's back to running on it again.  I need Gary in perfect condition...well, decent condition because  these kids are a lot of work!

10.  Fall colours.  I know, I say it each week but I am in awe.  Is it this beautiful every year?

That's it, friends!  What are you thankful for today?



  1. 4 kids looks good on you!! Can't wait for Henry to play with his brother :)

    1. It's my limit for sure ;) Excited for Henry to big a big brother!

  2. Anonymous6:37 PM

    I'm thankful it stopped raining for a bit today and the sun showed itself for a few minutes!!

    1. Totally. Sometimes a little rain makes us use the moments of sunshine a little better!

  3. I love fall! The colors are amazing, and we often enjoy the vibrance of the blueberry bushes at this time of year :)
    Thankful today for Advil, ingenious ideas, and the medical system here. AND sunshine, even if I can't get out to enjoy it!

    1. I'm so sorry about your foot. Are you going to blog about it once you know what's going on? I can't imagine how frustrating that must be for you!