grateful monday!

Is time in fast forward? I can’t believe another week has gone by! I am blessed beyond what I could ever deserve. I love starting the week reminding myself of that fact!

Melissa! She invited Caleb right up to check out what she was doing…he was fascinated!

Time with very dear friends! We went to see a play to support our friend, Gwen and enjoyed some much needed community! I love this picture!

A husband who still thinks I look beautiful even after being scalped at the hairdresser!

lovely flowers and sweet cards for Mother’s Day!

a fun time with the family at Ikea! We had fun dreaming up ideas for his new playroom!

having fun planning Caleb’s first birthday party!

You turn! What are you grateful for in the past week?

grateful monday

It’s Monday! Another week to celebrate and focus on what I have, instead of what I don’t. So, here’s what I’m grateful for this week:

Celebrating Miss Cora Jane’s first birthday!

my dear friend, Dana!

This child. He makes my spirit soar and my heart melt.

Hooded towels. There isn’t anything cuter than a wet baby wrapped in a hooded towel!

Dr. Seuss! and the amazing man reading Dr. Seuss!

Publix Premium Parmesan and Roasted Garlic Dressing (so yummy!) on a deliciously fresh summer salad.

Your turn! What are you grateful for?

grateful monday

It’s grateful monday time! I decided last week that I would share some of the big and little things I’m grateful for each Monday as a reminder to focus more on what I do have instead of what I don’t.

Thanks for joining me!

lunch with my dad!

this devotional! reading this treasure first thing in the mornings is just what I need!

"let Me teach you thankfulness..."

2 Things:
My wonderful MacBook Air
and...
An incredibly healing, educational, and eye-opening workshop this weekend! I learned so much that I am eager to incorporate into my counseling practice as well as in my family!

This video monitor has been a gift from God. I love it!

and I got to see a dear childhood friend again and she’s pregnant! I am very grateful for her friendship and her baby!

Your turn! Who wants to be the first to share something big or small you are grateful for today?

grateful mondays

It’s the beginning of a new week! Do you ever find yourself focusing more on what you don’t have, rather than on what you do? {yeah, me too} So, I love the idea of posting some of the little and big things I’m grateful for this Monday!

and here are a few of mine…

Yummy spinach salads for dinner!

Full of my favorite veggies (aka all of them!), a little fat free feta, roasted chicken, spices, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil!

A big ole cuppa joe and delicious biscotti from Trader Joe’s during nap time!

Our eldest fur baby, Penny! She loves to be rubbed and is so patient with our overeager, grabby baby.

Our goofy boy, Cyrus loves to snuggle!

My super smart and very delicious {almost} 10 month old is learning and growing so quickly!

I’m also feeling very grateful for my supportive, hard working, and super hot husband!

And for reconciled friendships!

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

– 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Your turn! What are you grateful for this Monday?

my dad is (almost) 50!

My sweet Daddy loves to celebrate Easter and his birthday jointly. So we did! Complete with grilled burgers and dogs, cornhole, egg hunting and dyeing, cake and presents!

lil man and his first Easter basket!

perfect day for playing cornhole!

didn’t have time (or the energy) to make a carrot cake from scratch, but this Duncan Hines mix is (almost) as good!

Daddy and his girlfriend, Jennifer

I am blessed indeed. Could not ask for a better father.

My favorite part of the day was giving Daddy his gift. With help from my Grandma and sister, I made him a photo book with letters from the three of us sharing our favorite memories with him, pictures from his childhood, Jenn and I  growing up with him, and pictures from now. I think he liked it!

Happy Easter and Happy 50th to my wonderful Dad!

my favorite…

I’ve said a few times that I love other people’s blogs…let me share a few of my favorites with you!

A Grateful Girl’s Guide to Style. I can proudly say that I was in a sorority with this grateful girl. We didn’t know each other well, but I’ve gotten to know her better AND learn a great deal through her blog on style, being comfortable in your own skin, and lovin on Jesus.

The Style Stork. My girl Morgan is a mommy and counselor too. We went to grad school together and I love her humor, insight, and grace! She’s one hot mama and I’m proud to call her my friend! Her stylish blog features all things pregnancy and baby design.

Love Lavished. I also went to grad school with this amazing women of God, Jenny. I became a fan of her blog after reading her deeply moving and transparent posts about her first miscarriage. I highly recommend her blog to everyone as her courage is inspiring for anyone who has experienced loss.

That’s all for now, but stay tuned! My list continues to grow!