8 AM- I am grateful to a sweet husband who gave me the best gift of all on my tied-for-first favorite holiday- the gift of sleeping in.
Ah, sweet sweet sleep. These days I'd almost take an extra hour of sleep over a doughnut. Almost.
8:15- I am grateful for the resources we have that allow us to afford a delicious breakfast of veggie juice and a bagel when so many are going hungry this morning.
9:00- I am thankful for one of my favorite things-parades. And especially that we can enjoy them from the warmth of our home instead of 30- degree weather.
9:57- For patient in-laws who are kind even when my husband accidentally sends them a picture of a beautiful smiling baby...and in the background, his wife and a good portion of her milk makers which just finished nursing.
Blogging will now commence from the hole I crawled in following this incident.
11:00- for nap time and a healthy body that allows me to run a very slow 5k and then dance with my baby to a fun song in the parade.
11:55- For nap time for the wee one and the few minutes that the boys will be asleep at the same time. I shall use this time wisely. Shower? Nah. Clean? Nah. Steal a yummy roll from the kitchen? Yeah man.
12:25- For the understanding that life is to be enjoyed and thus enjoying a piece of Key Lime pie for lunch instead of something sensible.
1:45- For a hilarious 19-month old who took off his pants and then demanded that all of us do the same.
Blogging will now commence sans pants. So now it's your turn to be thankful. Thankful that a picture was not included...
1:49- yes, right after we took off our pants. Thankful for FaceTime phone calls from our families. Technology is such a blessing especially for home sick, sappy moms of 2.
3:20- stuffing. Man am I grateful for stuffing...mmmhmm
Food photographer of the year right here...
I bet you're wondering if we are wearing pants...
7:30- For Skype sessions with the other side of the family
8:24- For pre-bedtime dance parties with the 3 most handsome boys you have ever seen
8:45- No explanation needed
9:21- For bedtime and knowing that I get to experience a day, hopefully just like this, again tomorrow.
I am thankful for three boys that keep me on my toes but with the fullest heart imaginable. Cooper went out of his way to make sure that this day was special for me since he knew I was sad we couldn't be with our families for yet another holiday. I am thankful to know who I am and where I came from and most of all, where I am going. I am thankful for my Savior. For family and friends who show us the sweetest, best kind of love.
And for stuffing.
Happy holidays to you all!