It is time to think about some thankfuls again! Seriously, how does Thursday always get here so fast?
1. I am thankful for my sister in law Olivia!
She is spending the week with us and a delight to have around. She is so sweet and helpful and I am so thrilled to have her here. It is nice to have the one-on-one time with her - and the poor kid has NEVER had Mexican food before (she is 14) so we took care of that need for her. :)
2. I am thankful my husband "gets" me!
Sometimes I get worked up and have a hard time calming down. I like that he doesn't think I'm crazy :)
3. I am thankful for some work challenges!
I have a lot going on and a lot to think about but I'm excited to see what happens! (Vague much?)
4. I am thankful for my momma!
Ever since Mothers Day I've just been thinking about how awesome my mom is. She has been there through some of the best and worst moments of my life and I can't even say how much I appreciate it!
5. I am thankful for challenges!
I told my Hubs I was going to meet my dad to play tennis this morning at 8am. To which he said: yeah right. (He wasn't being mean, I have a history of "I'm going to get up early to work out" and then not getting out of bed) Buuut since standing up your dad is highly frowned upon I got in a great workout this morning and we're meeting again tomorrow morning!
6. I am thankful for my parents lovin' on my kids!
My parents (and 'Aunt' Sarah - my cousin) took Grace to Dr Suess' Suessical the Musical on Wednesday night (while we were educating my sis-in-law on Mexican food). She came home SO excited and loved all of it. I was also told she was on her best behavior so I was pretty pleased about that!
7. I am thankful for my grandparents!
They are going to be in town this weekend. My Grandpa and I share a birthday - July 30 - so for 95% or more of the past 28 years we have celebrated together!
8. I am thankful for my big kids!
With Olivia here I have also seen a steady flow of my big kids coming and going to visit and hang out. Can I tell you, I LOVE the giggling and fun of card games late at night around my kitchen table. I hope when my girls are big they will love card games and let me play with them. If not, Morgan is going to have to live near me forever.
9. I am thankful for Ragu de Carne!
My Great Aunt gave me a recipe for a sauce I had at her house and we made it from garden tomatoes and had it tonight for dinner. SO delicious! It is a rich but not heavy tomato sauce with tons of great veggies and flavors in it! This is going to be my go-to "oh, we have company and it is dinner time" meal.
10. I am thankful for free stuff!
I got a crazy amount of free stuff (and really cheap stuff) at the store this week. It is fun to save money, get "gifts" for friends and it's just kind of fun.
11. Oh yeah, and my baby started walking! SOOOO excited about that!