Saturday, July 16, 2011

Gratitude: Week 3

Boy,there were somedays,that I was reaching but somehow,still managed to pull off the 21...

1. The gift of Charlotte Claire.The brand ,spanking new 2 year old.

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2. Steely Dan.At the Greek= excellent and very rare, date night.

3.Families who can put aside their differences,let go of hurts,if only for the day.Hopefully beyond.

4. The internet.Really.Who would have thought that would come from me?

5. Loyalty

6.Watching my child parent her child.Beautiful.

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7.Wine and pizza with girlfriends.I know it is suppose to be beer and pizza but we decided to be a bit more classy.We pulled it off.Sort of.

8.  Trust and generosity.

9. Watching boys devour Fosters Donuts.Complete with powdered sugar faces.

10. Yummy S'more cookies.

11.Summer bucket lists.Thanks Elizabeth for the inspiration.

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12. Wise children who remind me that I still have so much to learn.

13.New friends.Great causes.Choosing to do good.

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14. Tiny 4 year olds that love to snuggle and still fall asleep in someones arms.Every night.

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15. Losing my eyelashes.Yep,grateful it is only due to an auto-immune disorder.Knowing each day,many are losing them because of cancer treatments.

16. Friday beach days.Even when you forget the camera.Even when the sun is not shining.Even with crabby boys and equally impatient mothers.

17. 12 year old fighter boys named Klein, who are defying the odds.

18. Husbands who work late and who go willingly, to the store for a much needed grocery run.

19. Hair straighteners.Best.Invention.Ever.

20. No need to travel the 405.Getting such a kick out of this "carmageddon" talk.And we wonder why people think we are crazy here in California.

21. HARRY POTTER. I might be slightly depressed now that it's all over.

 "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."~that Dumbledore sure knew what he was talking about.

15 comments:

stephanie said...

Totally jealous of number 7 and seriously never though a quote from HP(even though we are huge fans) would give me goosebumps, but that one did.

Elizabeth said...

I love you and your gratitude.

Anonymous said...

WOW! A date night!!! Finally!!! As usual, beautiful photos of all "the girls" both first & second generation (In my case second & third)!

Glad Mark does not have to travel 405 (highway) - was wondering about that..

1pm & already 90 here in Syracuse -I refuse to complain after the winter we had! Hard to imagine all that snow and rainy Spring and now the grass is quickly turning brown -Rest assured -
Mother Nature Rules!!

Enjoy rest of your weekend

Aunt Bluebelle

Cole said...

Oh I love hearing that a 4 year old will snuggle every night- I need my kiddos to see this and stand corrected! xoxo

Cammie Heflin said...

:) I <3 U!

Becca said...

This was a really fun post! That 4 year old snuggling one was the BEST. :-) Beautiful photos of your girls (all of them!).

And I love my hair straightener, too.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Love! <3

Justine said...

Inspired. Thanks!

Emma said...

Oh yeah, know the feeling about Harry Potter. I'm going to see the last part this week. Love that quote too and those are some gorgeous girls of yours!

E x

The Annessa Family said...

We can ALWAYS find something to be grateful for...

<3

Brooke Annessa
www.TheAnnessaFamily.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

I love that bucket list thing! And thanks for the shout-out --

colleen said...

Okay so I did Elizabeth's bucket list as well and have spread it around my town... thx! Saw my first Harry Potter movie with 6 10 year old girls and two boys and the hubbie and sister... perhaps I will investigate as I now understand the addiction...
isn't life grand?
THANKS for the inspiration

Melissa said...

I didn't realize that was Charlotte's middle name! Love your snuggly 4 year old!

Kristin said...

Great post :)

TherExtras said...

Harry Potter will be with us, always. *pointstoplacemidchest*

Barbara