Last week I had my TToT almost complete, all about family, when I got sick and couldn’t participate in their 25th anniversary party! But I heard it was a successful blast! I’m going to save that post for next week and talk about the lovely holiday we had.
Every holiday we are going, going, going and it gets exhausting. Thanksgiving is the one exception. We “typically” stay home and while we adore my family, it is so nice to wake up lazy and watch the Macy’s Day Parade and just eat and be our little family.
This is the last holiday we have as a family of four; by Christmas we will officially be a family of six. This is so exciting but sad at the same time. I know my heart is big enough to love more babies but at this moment I just can’t imagine loving anyone more than H & L.
Onto the list before I get sappy.
1- Traditions. We are a family that loves them. The girls were so excited to wake up and watch the parade and drink their juice from wine glasses.
2- Snuggle time. I rarely get it but it is good when I do!
3- Relax time. It’s rare that I’ve completed everything I need to do in order to relax and snuggle.
4- Steve. What a great father and his girls adore him.
5- My chef. He’s also a great cook. Thank God because I can’t cook at all. Well I take that back, I have no desire to cook. Sad, I know.
6- Compassion. We have done well teaching our girls to love animals. They are very familiar with the humane society, adopting and donating. Why purchase from a breeder when there are so many amazing dogs that need homes. So silly to me.
7- Naps. H’s first nap of the holiday. Out cold.
8- Education. The have such a blast with on-line educational tools that they don’t even realize they are learning.
9- Advocate. I feel lucky to have a husband that shares in the love of rescuing animals. I don’t know how many times he has chased down strays to find their owners but it is such a nice relief to see such compassion in one man…my man.
10- Daughters. At the end of the day these two love each other so much. I love this picture because they are sound asleep holding hands and that makes all the fighting and devilish behavior melt away.
I’m sure everyone has their own list of Thankfulness and it is truly never ending. Sometimes, on our roughest of days, it is difficult to find it but it’s there.
What are you thankful for today?