Saturday, November 29, 2014

Taking Time to Give Thanks: Take 2

As the month and liturgical year winds down pausing once again to give thanks:

  1. A little boy who tells me many times a day that he loves me.
  2. A husband who loves to cook and encourages me to be braver in the kitchen.
  3. A baby girl who is learning to give voice to her love for us and has starting serenading me at bedtime.
  4. A bigger girl who continues to be an amazing source of light and laughter in my world.
  5. Our cozy Cape who welcomed us as newlyweds and provided warmth and support as we became new parents and grew our family.
  6. The lovely fieldstone Colonial that is everyday feeling more and more like home.
  7. Our Lord who as the days grow darker promises light and love everlasting.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Theme Thursday: Thankful

Linking up with Cari of Clan Donaldson for Theme Thursday: Thankful

Due to work schedules and such it will be the five of us enjoying Thanksgiving in our new house together. 

Thankful for the love that surrounds me.
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

1 up ~ 1 down: November 21st

1 up:
     Last Friday I traveled with the kids up to meet up with Charlie who had given a speech that day in Boston.  It went really well; the kids did wonderful in the car, traffic was not too bad and I didn't lose anyone at either of the pit stops.  Leaving home at about 3:30p I arrived at the Providence Amtrak Station to meet Charlie just 20 minutes ahead of his 10:30 train ~ not bad coordination across six states.  The hotel we then journeyed to was very nice and the next morning we enjoyed some family swim time in the pool before meeting up with more of my husband's family out on Cape Cod.

1 down:
    Being sick; unfortunately it was my turn for the sore throat/fever virus we have been passing around the house with me feeling my worst just as we were all sitting down for a family dinner marking the 10 year anniversary of my father-in-law's passing.

1 more up:
   Later that evening after sending Lisbeth off to enjoy a sleep-over with her cousin and tucking the other two into their beds I got to curl-up in bed with some Ben&Jerry's and my Kindle app.

Please now head-over to Chrystina Noel for more 1 down ~ 1up.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Quick Takes #164: Remembering to Give Thanks

Things are cuckoo crazy around here what with maybe finally getting the old house sold ~ with its accompanying fixing-up, emptying the last of our stuff etc; Dr Daddy traveling more and more;  and all the kids getting bigger, having homework and deciding to go all toddler destructive when unsupervised.

However there is much to give thanks for and while I knew a daily rundown would be beyond me right now do want to a couple times this month pause and give thanks:

  1. For the chance to do a Mommy&Me swim class with Caitlin; she loves it ~ I love it and so very much want to have those special one-on-one times with each kid.
  2. Watching Elisabeth doing so well and really enjoying her gymnastics class.
  3. Finding a buyer for the house who will cherish it just as much as we did
  4. The chance to spend some time with my mom, one of my sisters and their family last weekend.
  5. How the 'bigs' helped entertain Caitlin when traffic made the long ride home even longer.
  6. The virus that passed through the house was relatively quick and didn't create much havoc.
  7. A marriage growing better with time.
  8. The promise of more family time this coming weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend! And head over to Conversion Diary for more Quick 7's

Friday, November 7, 2014

One up ~ one down: November 7th

Linking up again with Chrystina of Chrystina Noel to share the best and worst of the week.
but am going to play with the format cause this has been a real glass half-full/half empty week 
plus you know,  my place.

1 down:
      Daylight savings adjustment plus a couple kids running fevers made for not the best week sleep wise what with very early mornings and cranky bedtimes.

1 up:
      Monday evening Lisbeth put herself to bed at (new) 6:30p and after sleeping nearly 12 hours was completely fever free and feeling well.  

1 down: 
    Charlie had an over-night work trip and Liam feeling not well took it really badly.

1 up: 
    Fighting bedtime had him still up when Dr. Daddy called and after a quick chat with Daddy went off to bed with complaint.

1 down:
    While Charlie was gone I missed my footing going down the stair and actually fell the last 7 or so steps.

1 up: 
    Didn't break anything!!

Now sharing some Halloween night out-takes cause in their own way they too celebrate the up and down of my days:

 Baby Bumble Bee ~ Queen Elsa ~ Chase the Rescue Bot