Friday, May 4, 2012


It was a long week here in Delaware...I'm finally on the mend from a nasty cold, though still losing my voice by the end of each day. We're still nebulizing (I think I just made up that word!) my son 3 times a day, but he's much improved. And the weather has been dreary all week, which has just made things feel a little off.

But I've found that it is usually on these harder weeks that I am able to whittle things down to what is most important and be thankful for the things that I'm quick to overlook when life is easy. So here's a list, in no particular order, of a few things I'm thankful for.

I'm thankful I learned how to roast chicken. Talk about an easy and delicious meal. My husband wanted to order pizza yesterday with our free coupon and I turned him down (turned down free pizza) for this chicken. Love it, love it, love it. 

I'm thankful for Goodwill and new shorts from The Limited for $3.50. I always seem to find some great shorts around this time of year.

I'm thankful we finished up our foyer project last week. It was a ton of work but I love it and its making little things like getting our of the house so much easier.

I'm thankful for the Acme kids card. Good for a free bag of apples or a banana for each kid each trip. I love how smooth check out is now that they are so excited to have their bag of apples. Thank you, Acme!

I'm thankful for our public library. I requested about 15 children's books the other day and nearly all are ready for me to go pick up this afternoon. We just love the sweet librarians and a trip to the library is one of the fastest ways I know to turn my kids grumpy day around. And there's nothing I like better than the smell and the feel and the anticipation of cracking open a new book.

I'm thankful for tomato seedlings. My kids are so excited about our tomato plants and they want to check them literally every hour. It's been a blast seeing my children learn about plants and gardening each year.

I'm thankful for my memory. I recently memorized a verse in 1 Thessalonians that says "He who called you is faithful; he will surely do it." And when I'm up to my elbows in chicken juice and kiddos are going nuts because they want to see Daddy and I know I have laundry to fold and a poopy diaper to empty...I can grab those words floating through my brain...He is faithful, he will do it.

I'm thankful for milestones. My 3-year-old had a lightbulb phonics moment this week. She's learned to match letters with the sounds they make. I love the excitement in her eyes and how she laughs when I tell her she got it right.

I'm thankful for pizza. Friday is pizza night around here and I couldn't be happier to have dinner already planned each Friday night. And this family loves pizza :-)

I'm thankful for Star Wars day. Yeah, I'm a total Star Wars nerd and every year May 4th just makes me smile! May the fourth be with you, always.

What little thing are you thankful for this week?


  1. I'm thankful for your blogs, BA. Two hours isn't very far from home, but it's a long way when you want to visit, and can't. I can't thank you enough for letting us in on what is going on once in a while, and letting us live vicariously through your posts. It doesn't seem possible that you're doing the things I just finished doing a few years ago (at least it only feels like a few years!). Time sure does fly. I'm glad you all are on the mend, and I hope we can get together for a visit soon.

  2. Acme kids club?!?!? I had no idea! Where do you pick it up? Customer service desk?

    1. Its new! I was there early one morning about 2 weeks ago and they just handed it to me. I'm sure customer service has they though. One for each kid! Mine love getting to pick their bag and hand over their own coupon!

  3. You're picking up toys on the living room floor for the 15th time today
    Matching up socks
    Sweeping up lost cheerios that got away

    You put a baby on your hip
    Color on your lips and head out the door

    While I may not know you,
    I bet I know you
    Wonder sometimes, does it matter at all?

    Well let me remind you, it all matters just as long
    As you do everything you do to the glory of the One who made you,
    Cause he made you,
    To do
    Every little thing that you do
    To bring a smile to His face
    Tell the story of grace
    With every move that you make
    And every little thing you do



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