Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Day 18 Thankfulness: Cookies

Today I am thankful for cookies. I use cookies and milk as a way to bond with my kids. Totally guilty! Nothing like seeing your kids obviously upset over something at school that a good homemade Mom cookie won't cover. We can eat them and hash out the problems and solutions.

I mean come on even on Christmas we leave Santa some cookies and milk! :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Day 11 Thankfulness: Veterans

Today I am thankful for veterans. Everyday for that matter.
On the American side of my family My Grandfather served as a US Airforce Officer. He flew B-52s and flew in Vietnam
My Dad served as a Air Force medic
My husband served us proud in the Marine Corps and now is a Combat Medic in the Guard Reserves.
I am so proud of my rich family military history. There are men brave men that have fought for our freedom. Today is for the Veterans that are both here and up in heaven looking down on us. We a lot to those brave men!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Day 10 Thankfulness: Our second home

The house we call our second home is technically the first since we bought it first, we use it as rental when we can.
It's a cute little starter home only 15 minutes from the beach! We are stuck with it til the market picks up (pretty much til another war breaks out, military town problems). I am thankful even with all the tenant problems we have had that we have this house. This coming year we plan on hell come high water making a dent into the mortgage on this house. Years from now I am sure we will be grateful for the extra income and who knows maybe we get out there to enjoy it ourselves as well!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Day 9 Thankfulness: Health

I am thankful for our health!
This year my husband has been injured by his own fault and Murphy Law a few times. His wrist when he was in school, his ankle, and his most recent on when a ladder, a square chair and him all fought. Main thing though is HE IS HEALTHY.
Our kids are HEALTHY. So many parents wish to write that about their little ones. I know I did with Nora. I am so grateful to be blessed with two very healthy kids.
I am HEALTHY. I went through a unexpected miscarriage but I am healthy. My daughter went to heaven but I am thankful God saw fit to have me stay with my two other kids. They need their Mom! I am working on eating better, working out more and being more active in everything I do. I have a long ways to go and my metabolism is terrible but it will be sorted out.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Day 8 Thankfulness :Our House

I am very thankful for our house. Sure right now our heat is out (It has to be completely replaced) and our dishwasher isn't working but I am thankful to have a house.

I'm thankful for the luxury of my kids having their own rooms. Let alone that we don't all share one room.

I'm thankful we have a grand room for living and entertaining, our first home with a dining room which we use a lot and adore, a guest room for visitors and friend that have lost track of time. :) I'm thankful we have electricity to use those space heaters, we have running water to hand wash those dishes, we have a roof to protect us. I am just thankful!

There are so many that would love to have this house or any house for that matter. I don't take for granted our house ever. I adore it, I love it and love the ones I'm blessed to share it with!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Family Pictures!

We had beautiful pictures taken at the cotton fields near our house! I just love how they turned out :) I would love to make this a yearly thing.

Our little ones are going up so fast. Every day I'm amazing by how much closer they are to meeting me eye level, what great helpers they are and how sweet their heart are for God.

I am so blessed to have a my little family. My husband and I have weathered so many storms over the years and what feels like a nonstop hurricane this year. There is no one I would love to be on this ride with. I just love that man!

Day 7 Thankfulness: My Mum

~My Mum~
Really where to begin? She is one the hardest workers I know. She worked nights most of my childhood so my parents never had to pay for daycare. She is loving, caring and the most wonderful Nana!
She is Absolutely GORGEOUS!!
I am SOOOOO thankful she is my Mum!