Friday, November 16, 2012

Thankfulness, part 3

-I'm thankful for my little work-from-home part-time job.
It's perfect for me and I have the best boss in the world!
(Ben's dad.)
It also funds the following:

-I'm thankful for VillaSport where I get to workout and shower while my kids are well taken care of.
Sometimes I even sit and drink a cup of coffee.
Sometimes I sit in the hot tub.
Sometimes I take classes that kick my behind,
other times I walk on the treadmill and catch up with friends.

-Baby girl slept 8 hours last night!
The NICU nurses all told me she's a great eater,
but doesn't sleep and is fussy most of the day.
I'm thankful she was a different baby once we got her home. 

-My family is awesome.
I could write forever about this one, but I'll try to keep it reasonable.
I was born into a loving and supportive family.
Then, I married into a loving and supportive family.
Double the fun!
3 moms, 3 dads, 6 sisters, 4 brothers, grandparents, great-grandparents...
I am blessed!

-I'm thankful for dark chocolate, red wine, and espresso.
The trifecta of happiness. 

-My little Alice has a huge heart.
She adores these little ones we take care of...
and seems to understand when they return home.
She loves her friends.
Loves Jack.
She's kind and compassionate.
I'm so thankful God gave her to us!

-Our chickens have been total slackers lately.
We used to get 2-3 eggs per day.
We're down to 1 every 1-2 days.
(Only one chicken was laying.)
Then yesterday we got 2!
#3 started laying, again!
I'm thankful I haven't had to buy eggs since February!

-This week had some foster care challenges.
Drama that I won't go into right now.
Regardless, I'm thankful for the calling God placed on our lives to care for these children.
We are forever changed.

-I'm thankful for Hulu,
video monitors,
digital cameras,
and technology in general.
Makes my life easier and keeps my husband employed. :)

-I'm thankful for Fridays and weekends!

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