Saturday, November 20, 2010

Gratitude: Day 20

On cold winter days, I am thankful for popcorn and movies.

Sometimes it is so hard keeping two little babies happy AND occupying a 3 1/2 year old. Today was so cold! Too cold to go out and play. Perfect for popcorn and a movie midday.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gratitude: Day 18

Harry Potter!

Woo Hoo! So super excited for this. I am going tonight to see him... at 12:20am!

Yep, I am officially nuts! I will be SO TIRED tomorrow. Hoping that my littles sleep well tonight and in tomorrow. I can't wait... Just a few more hours!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Gratitude: Day 13


That sweet, wonderful, loving man. I am grateful for him. He has given me a family and a home, and it all started 6 years ago today.

Today I am grateful for him. Happy Anniversary babe.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Gratitude: Day 12

Board Games.

I love being able to pick out a game and let him go. It gives me a few minutes peace and entertains him at the same time. I really needed this today.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gratitude: Day 11

The Men and Woman who are serving and have served our country.

I am so grateful for your bravery, honor, and sacrifice. I am so grateful for your strength, determination, and fearless heart. I am humbled by your fortitude to march into danger for those of us who are miles away. I am so grateful that you have chosen to serve, so that I can rest easily in the safety of my home.


(John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union)

Today, I am so grateful for you. Thank you.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gratitude: Day 9

Scrappy Time.

I am finally getting some time to do some creative time. I will try to get some pictures up of my December Daily that I have been working on... hopefully tomorrow.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Gratitude: Day 8

Monday Night Football.

Yep. That's right Ladies, I said Monday Night Football. You see, I am married to a sport fanatic! He loves all things sports... which I typically hate. But, on Monday's we have these little football books that we purchase every year from the local Sertoma Club. It is for their annual fundraiser, and all the money goes towards helping those with hearing loss, which is right up my ally. (I am an SLP by profession)

But, besides being charitable, these little books bring on something else. I get to participate in sports with my hubby. We check our numbers every week and during the entire game, we try to figure out what needs to happen to get "our" numbers that week. If we win, we get 50 bucks! Pretty Cool hu?

But the best part is that we are sharing something he loves together, and he actually talks to me when the game is on!

So today, I am grateful for Monday Night Football!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Gratitude: Day 7


Sunday in this house means that Daddy is home... all day long. He works on Saturday, so Sunday is the first day of "our" weekend. Since he works so much, (he is in the restaurant business so it's usually about 65+ hours a week) it is extra nice to have him home.

Right now it means... an extra set of hand to help, Daddy and Matteo bedtime stories, family dinner, weekly shopping trip, sleeping in a bit, less diapers for Mama to change, a shower for Mama, help feeding babies, and falling asleep next to him...

And Matteo gets to nap with him too! Along side of Bella :)

I am very grateful for Sunday.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Gratitude: Day 6


Today was a rough day in this house. It is bedtime for the littles. For that I am grateful.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Gratitude: Day 5


This is the one that I am currently reading... Well actually re-reading. I started it before the girls were born, but was not able to finish. So I am starting it over again. That's okay... it's THAT good.


This particular book makes me grateful for many things. I get to leave "my life" for just a little while when I read it. I am able to travel to a different time and see things from someone else's point of view, and I love that. But it also does more than that. Right now.... It makes me thankful that:

1. I am a woman born into a time that "I" have a say what happens in my life.

2. I have control over what happens to "my" body... most of the time... pregnancy was a doozie!

3. My thoughts and values are just as valid as my husbands.

4. My children have good medical care

5. Indoor plumbing... Hot showers... Central heating and air... Electricity...

I am so grateful for these things, and reading books like this help me realize this even more than I ever knew.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gratitude: Day 4

"Write it on your heart that everyday is the best day in the year"

For today, I am grateful.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Gratitude: Day 3


As things around here continue to be crazy and I continually attempt to adjust to this new chapter in my life, I am so thankful for my family. I love that my sister's children are close in age to my little man. I love that they love each other so very much and love to play together. I love to watch them grow and cherish the simple things in life, the things I remember enjoying with my siblings when I was their age. I love that a simple pile of Fall leaves brings as much joy to them as Christmas morning. I am grateful that I was able to witness this and capture it for years to come.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Gratitude: Day 2


I know that Silence is something that many often find awkward, but for me... I love the sound of it. I don't have much silence in my life right now.

My day is full of:
Crying babies
Hungry babies and a 3 year old
Barking dogs
Phones ringing (so grateful that the election is over on this front)
Games playing
Movies going
Doorbell ringing
My car is full of requests:
"I want to watch a movie"
"I want to listen to my music"
"Mommy, can we go eat at Miss Donald's (McDonald's... I just can't seem to correct that one, I just love it :)
"Mommy, I want some of YOUR water"
"I can't reach it"
"Mommy, I need help" goes on and on...

So, when I have a moment of pure silence, I revel in it. I take the time to hear my own breath as it comes in and out of my body, listen to the sound of the heater as it warms my house, and sometimes if I am really lucky, I can feel the heart beat of one of my precious babies as she sleeps on my chest.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Gratitude: Day 1

So I know I haven't been around much lately... Okay, at all, but I really want to try to get back into blogging, and I thought this might be an easy way for me to start back up.

This is an idea found on Scarlett's blog, which I found via Studio Calico, one of my favorite places to hang out when I get a free minute. (Really don't get much of that lately, but I try)

I have found that I have an abundance in my life right now, and I would like to try to remember it, cherish it, and embrace it. Thus, I am going to try to write it down... every day.

I may not be able to complete this in its entirety, but I really am going to try :)

So here it goes... day one....

Right now, this is my focus. It is what my life is all about. It encompasses almost every minute of my day, and most of my night. It is these two new sweet and healthy girls...

And their little "big" brother.