November 25, 2014


I have so much to be thankful for every day, not just this Thanksgiving week.  But I wanted to take time to share some of the blessings in my life that I am thankful for.  It's so easy for people to take things for granted or complain.  But I always remind myself of all the wonderful things I have in my life that some people would give anything for.  Remember, for every breath you take, someone else may be taking their last!

Some are more serious than others and some may seem a little silly to some of you.  But some days it's the little things that make the biggest difference.

My amazing husband.  Seriously, I wonder every single day how I got so lucky.  He is the hardest working man I know.  The most caring, understanding husband.  The most loving, giving dad.  He would do anything or give anything for me or the kids.  He works hard all day and then comes home and all he wants to do is play with the kids.  He gives them his full attention from the time he walks in the door until he tucks them in at night.  He allows me to have some "me" time as he knows it's good for me.  He helps with all the house work.  He gives baths, puts the kids to bed, and then often times gets his laptop out and works some more.  I thank God every day that he brought us together 11 years ago.

My beautiful children.  I'm thankful for their health.  I'm thankful for their hilarious little personalities.  And most of all, I'm thankful I get to be their Mommy.  They make me so incredibly happy.

Our warm, beautiful home.  I'm thankful we have a roof over our heads, let alone a home that is perfect for our family.  We are slowly making it more our own and falling more in love with it.

Family.  The ones I get to see a lot and the ones I rarely get to see.  There's nothing better than the love and support of family.  We may not be perfect, but we will always have one another and if you can't count on your family, who can you count on?  I love every single one of them.

Me time.  Usually it's just a bath or long shower at night.  Or catching up on some TV in our bedroom by myself.  Sometimes it's a trip to Target.  Sometimes I would rather spend my "me" time on a date night with Tyler or shopping with my mom.  But I cherish those times so much.  I always feel so refreshed when I get home.

Online shopping.  I have done a lot of my shopping from my comfy couch this year, which is perfect since I am huge and miserable.

Sports.  I may not play them much anymore, other than sand volleyball in the summer, but sometimes just watching sports on TV can make me so happy.  I am huge fan of all Wisconsin sports and there's really not much better than Badger football Saturday's.  Or Packer Sunday's.  There's also not a lot better than getting a date night out with Tyler this Friday night to a huge Badger volleyball game.  My kind of date!  I am thankful that my mom is generous enough to come up and babysit for us!

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!  I'm looking forward to hanging out with family, eating way too much and decorating for Christmas!

*For some reason my pictures didn't show up on my last post, even though I can see them. Can someone comment and let me know if you can see them in this post?  Thanks!


  1. What a great way to look at life! And, yes I can see your pictures this time. :-)

  2. Awesome post- we all have SO much to be thankful for! You seriously have such a beautiful family, I'm so glad you're back to blogging and sharing with us all! :)