Is anyone else in utter shock that Thanksgiving is next Thursday? Wasn’t it just Halloween yesterday or something? I used to make fun of my parents when they would say how fast it seemed like time was flying, but man, oh man, is it flying. This year, I have so much to be thankful for. So I thought it only fitting to do a quick post for this week’s Thinking Out Loud listing all I have to be thankful for this year.
These guys. Could a girl want anything else than this? These three make me laugh everyday and remind me how lucky I am to be in their lives. I’ve been truly blessed with a husband who supports me and all of my hormones, works hard to give us a good life and let me stay at home with Ryan, and nods through all of my rambling. I have the cutest, sweetest little boy who lights up my world and teaches me something new every day. I am the owner to the world (okay-est) yellow dog who is perfect and understanding when his little brother gets a little too handsy and always wants to protect his family.
Family. I am so lucky to have the supportive and loving family I have. This picture of my brother, Grandma and dad (with Ryan and me) was taken right before my brother moved to Boston and I love it. I can’t wait to take another in April and add the bitty babe to the picture (and hopefully Alex, who was at work!) On a side note, ever wonder where Ryan and I get our eyes from? They’re clearly a dominant trait from my grandma!
2 healthy pregnancies. This is the ultrasound from yesterday (right, 20+3) next to Ryan’s anatomy ultrasound (left, 20+2) How lucky am I to have 2 healthy babies so far? Both of my pregnancies have been a breeze (so far) especially compared to others I know or have read.
Our home. I love our little house. It’s small and has it’s faults (okay, enough with the bears in our garbage. We had ANOTHER early yesterday morning visiting. Geeze, don’t you need to go hibernate or something, bears?) but it’s ours. It’s where Ryan has grown up and where we’ll bring the next baby home. I love that we have a yard big enough for Cooper and Ryan to run around in safely.
Deliciousness. I was going to name this one simply, “Chipotle” but that seemed inappropriate for a heartfelt post. (though, all you pregnant ladies can agree – if you find your perfect non-stop craving, it truly is something to be thankful for.) so instead I’m just thankful to live in an area and a state where such an array of delicious, easy food is available on every corner. But really, I’m thankful for Chipotle. And maybe not living in Washington.
All of you! Seriously, though. Talking with all of you each day is such a highlight for me. I love interacting with you all, sharing my struggles and wins as a mom, and getting advice and support from so many different people. I’m so glad I decided to take this blog and blogging seriously (if you’re new, I started this blog when pregnant with Ryan and barely ever updated until May.)
So what are you thankful for this year? Let me know in the comments!