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15. thunderstorms in the middle of the night that wake me up for just a moment and then lull me into wonderful sleep
16. speaking of sleep… my dear husband playing with the baby on a Sunday afternoon so I can catch up on the two-plus hours of sleep we all missed out on last night from 2:30-4:30ish AM. I love naps, even more so now that they are harder to come by.
17. roasted chicken and mashed potatoes on Sunday evening, and leftovers for more meals! even better- we purchased them ready to go from the grocery store so there was very minimal clean-up!
18. life still being an adventure
19. the baby falling asleep in the car and staying asleep as he was put in his crib
20. online accountability group starting this week
21. bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit on the way to church
22. anticipation
23. watching Bubby get better and better at building arm strength and making small, but important steps towards becoming more mobile
24. dropping Bubby off at the nursery and hearing people comment how big he has gotten
25. baby feet splashing in the bathtub
26. baby buns trying to roll off the towel after bathtime
27. falling asleep with Bubby on his bedroom floor in the wee hours of the night – lack of sleep not so great – but looking over at his sweet sleeping face before I scoop him up to put him in his crib is pretty precious
28. a pretty easy new haircut that makes me feel less frumpy, even as I sit here and type in my sweats


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9. A great Mother’s Day with my two favorite guys – and a great gift certficate I get to use on Wednesday for a pedicure!

10. Taking the time to read more again.  We have been turning the tv off more lately and reading, reading, reading.  Mostly I have been reading easy fiction because at night by the time I am able to read my brain can’t handle much more.

11. Surprise gifts – few things are sweeter.

12.  Falling asleep last night to the sound of rain.

13. Time with friends on Saturday morning.  What a great group of gals!

14. Sitting in my car outside of Starbucks yesterday evening with a vanilla latte and Beth Moore’s Get Out of that Pit.

4.  Buddy boy turned 11 months old a few days ago.

11 months old

sweet baby boy

5. Family birthday party invitations are made, addressed, stamped, and in the mail!

6. Watching E-dog “play” with the baby.  She is sooo good with him, not jealous at all and very protective.

7. Caramel latte from the Muddhouse on Saturday… one of the highlights of my week.  If only I had more money for the coffee fund…

8.Incredible peace with the decision I made last week.

I saw this idea on 29lincolnavenue’s blog of writing each Monday of what you are thankful about that day/week.

1. A little boy playing contentedly with his shape-blocks so I can check my email/blog.

2. A husband trying to win a local radio station’s scavenger hunt contest again this year.

3. Actually getting a long Sunday afternoon nap yesterday.