Thanks giving ….a lot of days

Well, I’m rather behind, aren’t I?

I’ve had a lot going on the last couple of days, so here’s a brief catch up of things I’ve been thankful for.

I’m thankful for my sweet little niece Elenoa, and that we could celebrate her birthday. Especially at a place where Tiny could begin her indoctrination in the ways of her namesake:



I’m thankful my party on Saturday went well. It was fun, and I had a chance to hang out with friends. As Hilary said as she left, “You have great friends!”.   I do have great friends, and it was nice to have a chance to hang out without kids. Even if some of us did end up staying up ridiculously late…. I’m thankful that all the food came together and was yummy, and that everyone seemed to have a good time.

I’m thankful that people are responding positively to our plans for moms’ playgroup. We have 18 moms planning on coming to our activity on Friday, and 36 total moms interested. That’s a lot of people, and I’m excited to see what we can do to help them all bond and become friends.

I’m thankful for our little preschool, and the relationships that Z is forming through it. She sees these kids at least twice, if not three times a week (or more, some weeks), and it’s such a great opportunity for her to figure out all those social ins and outs. Valerie and I were talking yesterday about wanting to do this again next year with the next little generation, maybe with a preschool day for the olders and a playday for the littles on one day, and then a preschool day for the littles and a playday for the olders on a different day. I would LOVE it.

I’m grateful for the 40 Days Closer to Christ reading program that I’m participating in right now, reading the scriptural accounts of Jesus’ life in chronological order, and reading out of Jesus the Christ. I’m learning so many things, and it wasn’t that long ago that I read Jesus the Christ last. I’m grateful for the opportunity to do it again.

Today I’m grateful that the girls are only sniffly and whiny, and don’t seem to be sicker than that. I’m grateful that Tiny didn’t wake Zoe up any of the many times she woke up last night crying. I’m grateful that she’ll eat strawberry cereal bars, because she’s not liking eating anything else.

I’m also thankful for my teeny tiny little pink magical Nano of doom; it came yesterday after much struggling with FedEx (I’m NOT thankful for them). I’m thankful for the opportunity to pare down my music in iTunes to something manageable (seriously, there’s a lot of stuff in there I never listen to) , and to have a mp3 player that works consistently. And did I mention that it’s teeny tiny? Seriously, it’s insanely small. I mean, look at it next to a coin:

Heehee, I’m totally kidding. That’s one of Z’s treasure coins.  It’s actually this size:


Still very teeny. And tiny. And I love it.

And right now, I’m thankful for the TV, which is keeping the girls occupied while I go take a shower.

What are you thankful for today?

3 thoughts on “Thanks giving ….a lot of days

  1. I love these posts, darling 🙂

    Let’s see, I’m thankful today that my headache is minimal (knocks on wood) and that my chicken teriakyi stir fry was a hit with Joey’s friend 🙂

  2. Man, that thing is small. I’d lose it for sure.
    BTW, the other Hilary is quite charming. I am glad we share a name. 🙂
    I am sad I won’t be making it to playgroup, but someone I know isn’t much into playing. She’s more into glaring at me as I try to feed her solids.

  3. I know I already commented on this post, but I must concur with Hilary #2 (sorry, but I knew the other one first…) that Hilary #1 IS charming 🙂

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