Thursday, November 24, 2011

November, 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!
Today I am thankful for turkey, and pie, and all the yummy sides as well as my family, and wonderful friends, including you, and you, and you too! ( but not you in the corner, I don't like you one bit.)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

November 23, 2011

I am so thankful for a beautiful house to cook beautiful pies in, today!
I am still in that delightful stage where occasionally I find myself smiling "This is MINE" about our home.
Last night I sat on the porch at midnight & saw every single star in the milky way with nothing but my eyes. There is no light pollution here, and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. I have seen some good stars from our balcony in the last 3 months, but these topped them ALL. I couldn't believe how much I could see, it looked like a fake sky you'd see in a movie, or planetarium, the amount of visibility was amazing.
I'm pretty damn thankful for this beautiful home to raise our family in!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November 22, 2011

Today I am thankful that Ryan & I are going to a Thanksgiving feast at Andys school...and that means the next 2 days are NO school!!
Heeeyyyy sleeping in!!!

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Monday, November 21, 2011

November 21, 2011

I am thankful for peppermint patties.
Life would be sad with out the delightful combo of fresh mint & chocolate!

The end.
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

November 20, 2011

I am thankful for DATE NIGHT! The Man & I haven't had once since before he graduated in MAY!
Much over due. The Man was even sweet enough to let me drag him to the salon store to pour over hair color & hair treatment masques & even bought me a new curling iron, "..if we can leave RIGHT now" was I believe how he put it...



Love him.
Then we tried an Indian restaurant which we both liked quite a bit though neither of us could tell you what anything was we ate but the naan bread & did a few more errands that ended in buying stamps at the grocery store while I got a few items I need for cooking this week.
I know, such a sexy date right??
But, seeing as how this was the first day in the whole month of November that I have gotten to spend with him, I'll take it!

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

November 19, 2011

I am thankful for lazy days. Weekends with no plans, hanging out in a sort of mildly gloomy yet sort of nice for this time of year weather, outside, with the boys, just enjoying life with no where to be!

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Friday, November 18, 2011

November 18, 2011

Today I am thankful for my kids playing so nice this morning & eating cereal & watching cartoons so I could get some extra dozing in this morning. I needed it!!!!!

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

November 17, 2011

I am thankful for Andys school. Parent teacher conferences today & I really love it there, he does too!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 16, 2011

Blankies.
Yep.
Torn, ragged, lost all color, patched, wonderful perfect just right for you blankies.
Baby blankies, specifically.
I am nearly 28 years old & every night, I admittedly lay down, roll over & smush my face in my nearly 28 year old baby blankies.
They even have a name.
I will not share the name. Go away.
Anyway, mine have a long history.
I hoped Andy would have one. I hunted down an identical & tried to force it on him at times or 2 when he was a baby, he wasn't having it.
Ryan, when he was about 6 months old got a pack of muslin swaddling blankies & has been hooked ever since.
He, at age 3 & a half totes his "key key" around, uses it for dress up & of course has to have it at night.
He has alternates & a few thicker warmth versions he isn't a fan of & recently began protesting "no a SOFT key key!!!" when all the regular keykeys were still wet in the dryer.
I used a blow dryer to get one dry enough he could have it.
I speak blankie.
I have felt his pain & have my own life mission to make him have the best key key experience a child could ask for.
So, today I am thankful for baby blankies.
It's fun to be a mom.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November 15, 2011

I'm thankful that there are only 2 more days until Friday. The Man works 6-7 days a week but Thursday nights, after Andy has a soccer class, then baths, then they are all in bed..... It is MY time!!!
I'll take a long bath, or stay up watching DVRd girlie shows & eat popcorn,phone chats with friends, whatever, in the quiet with no one awake!!!

AHHHHHH I look forward to it every week!! No school the next day, hopefully no appointments, I can sleep in as long as they will let me & not have to even get dressed the next day if I'm lucky.

I totally like those days.

A lot.
A LOT a lot.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

November 14, 2011

Today I am thankful for weather & seasons.
Quite frankly, one year living in South West Florida was more than enough for me.
When October hits I need yellow trees & leaves & the smell of Fall in the air. I even LIKE raking, I like leaf blowing too, but I actually LIKE to rake through all the leaves, making paths on the ground & piles to jump into!
I like pumpkin patches & apple cider. I like most everything that comes with Fall. Boots, hats, still enjoying the outside with out it being bitter cold yet it feeling good to get in a warm house! 
It is a windy day today & we are almost done losing the leaves from our huge trees for the first Fall in our new house. I am delighted to just stay home on a rainy day & secretly enjoy the inside day the weather is giving us, with the wind blowing wind chimes I can hear through the door & deep breathes of the crisp air when I step outside.
Yep. I'm thankful for seasons, especially Fall!

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

November 13, 2011

Today I am thankful for good food.
I decided to make a turkey. What goes with turkey? Clearly Thanksgiving sides.
And I never eat much on Thanksgiving , Mike will be working this year & we're never home anyway so..

Early Thanksgiving it was. And it was good. I love left overs. Turkey sandwiches & stuff..
Yay for food!

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

November 12, 2011

I am thankful for crafts today.
Quiet projects, little time taker uppers that end in a pretty packaged result of craftiness.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

November 10, 2011

Today I am thankful for the gift of creativity & organization skills.
I have been loving coming up with crafts & ideas for the new house.
Super fun, especially with rainy & as of today, SNOWY late Fall/early Winter afternoons.

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November 9, 2011

Andy! My first born. Age 5 is such an awesome age! I absolutely adore & am thankful for my buddy.


Love him!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November 8, 2011

Today I am thankful for Ryan.

We had our first class for him at the Y today.
(sigh)
Oh Ryan..you are my sweet, special, lucky you're so cute, little man.
I love you tremendously & am so thankful for you!

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Monday, November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011

Today I am thankful for Theraflu, pie & Motrin. But mostly pie.


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Sunday, November 6, 2011

November, 6, 2011

Today I am thankful for my MOM.
My mother, my mommy, my friend.
Today is her birthday. Happy birthday mom!!! I won't share your age. But you don't look it!!!
My sister flew in & we surprised her at my house.
We made a big scrapbook from family & friends to surprise her with ( a family tradition at big events) and all had dinner at my new house as a family.
My mom is amazing.
I love you mama.I hope you enjoyed your weekend!
xoxo

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

November 5, 2011

Today I am thankful for family!

My family ROCKS. They are all smart, and funny & caring & compassionate & I am thankful to have not only had a super family of my parents & sister & extended relatives but to have started a new super fabulous family with The Man , our children & BOTH of our extended families!

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Friday, November 4, 2011

November 4, 2011

I am thankful for tea. Because I feel like crap & want to sleep all day but tea is helping me get through it all!!!!!


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Thursday, November 3, 2011

November 3, 2011

Today I am thankful for microfiber, side sleeping pillows.
Thank you for always being just enough neck support while I sleep flat on my back, and holding my head at such a nice angle when I roll to the side.
I like your soft silk pillow case, even though I am not sure it is REALLY ion infused for silky smooth hair while I sleep, it feels nice anyway.
I like your punchiness, you always spring back despite taking the worst, and you never complain about morning breath.
I am very thankful for you, Mr. Pillow no matter how much or how little I see you on a nightly basis, you are always happy to see ME.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November 2, 2011

Today I am thankful for my families health.

Andy had a school physical yesterday & a booster shot. He sobbed in such a dramatic way, I can not lie. I laughed. Don't worry, it was short & I was holding & kissing him while doing it.
Poor guy. It was pretty awful.I had promised no shots. Oops.

I just got off the phone with the Childrens Hospital, we set up a speech evaluation for Ryan.

The Man went to a routine check up yesterday & switched to my amazing family doctor that I use for myself & I had a visit with her the day before.


Our insurance finally covered more than half (Their $36 to my $32!) of a prescription for the first time EVER since we've switched to it. Talk about a mile stone, their $26 to my $88 every damn month....


If these are our biggest medical & health problems, we're pretty freaking lucky.

I'm thankful for that.


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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November 1, 2011

Day 1 of November Thankfulness,

I am thankful for a safe family! We had a small fire/electrical fire scare last night & shew, no matter how small things turn out to be, that is scary!

I am thankful for a fast, smart husband & 2 little boys who listen very well when it comes to it!


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