Friday, November 30, 2012

...this is over

today i am thankful that this thankful every day of november is over.
this was way different from laying in bed each night telling God
thank you for...

it took a lot of time and mental energy to put all my thoughts into words.

but, this really has been a great exercise for me.

my life isn't perfect, i have so much to be thankful for.

besides, who wouldn't be thankful for a man who can hold a baby and make gravy at the same time?

Thursday, November 29, 2012


bronson got glasses.
he's adorable!
in the car on the way home, over and over he said:
this is so stinkin' cool.
i had forgotten how cool it is.
at one point he said:
"isn't it amazing that somebody put some glass and wire together to help people be able to see."
i would have to agree.
i wear contacts.  husband and now bronson wear glasses.
today i am thankful for contacts and glasses.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

...a day off

today i got to spend the whole day with my man.
he took the day off from work.

we did all of our christmas shopping this morning.
then he took me to the most amazing greasy cheeseburger place for lunch.
he knew i would love their french fries.
they did not disappoint.

it was a very happy day.
i am thankful for husband's day off.
he didn't want you to know,
but it might have been his birthday.

bo christian turned one!

bo christian turned one on sunday.
husband tried to teach him to blow out birthday candles.
by using a duck call.
what a great toy - NOT!

bo christian can now blow the duck call.
but he never did blow out his candle.

happy birthday bo christian!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 body

(not a very good title)
it is cold outside.
too cold for me to be exercising outside.
so, i went and bought a workout video yesterday.
i chose this video because somewhere on the back it said 20 minute workout.
i thought i could 'move' in front of our tv looking like an idiot for 20 minutes.
i don't know much about this jillian,
but i do know she really doesn't care if you need to bend over to pick up your baby.
yesterday she told me she was going to transform my body.
from what i can tell, i am going to be transformed into a geriatric.

this morning husband said it looked like jillian beat the crap out of me.
i can feel muscles screaming out in pain in places i forgot that i had them.
i think i may have bought the wrong video.
but for real, i am thankful for my body and all it allows me to do.

Monday, November 26, 2012


a few months ago our boys' behavior was slipping during mass.
since this is the most important thing we do all week,
we had one of our family meetings to discuss the problems.
during this meeting the boys did all the talking.
one boy couldn't sit by this boy because they would talk.
no one wanted to sit by one brother.
and one brother just wanted to be by himself.
my resourceful boys came up with a seating chart for us.
not in a million years would i've thought of that.
i was thinking more along the lines of punishment for bad behavior.
let me tell you, i have a love-hate thing going with that seating chart.
our behavior is so much better now.
but i never get to sit beside my man during mass!
every sunday, we file into the pew like this:
and then throw the baby in there somewhere.
i know that one day all my boys will be gone doing their own thing.
then i will be sitting by my man again.
but, for right now i am thankful that we are able to go to mass as a family with a seating chart.

all of us not in seating chart order.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

...sleeping late

today i am thankful for a baby that will occasionally sleep late.
like after 8am 2 days in a row.
oh, thank you so much bo christian!
bo christian knew today would be hard and i would need the extra sleep.
he's 1 year old today.
i've tried to make cupcakes for him this morning.
this is them still in the muffin tin.
obviously, the flat things will not do for a first birthday.
bauer asked if they were cookies.
why are cakes so hard for me?
i've gotta bake some more.
and no my baby does not sleep all night long.
he wakes up once for some momma's milk.
and just so you know,
he does not wake up for daddy and a sippy cup of water. mother

my mother.

she didn't want her picture on here.
so, use your imagination...
she looks a tiny bit older than me.
with shorter hair and glasses.
yep, that would be her.

the one thing that i admire most about her: 
she always does what is right.
even when it isn't the popular thing to do.
she keeps her eyes on the real goal.

wish i was more like that.
i am thankful for my mother.

*i did not get this posted yesterday because of my father.
he introduced my family to the tv show duck dynasty.
we watched reruns every time we had a few free minutes.
oh my.  there is hope for american tv!
that show is funny and clean.
i laugh so hard that i cry.
we are hooked.