I have so much to be thankful for! I have an amazing life!
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Today is the last day of the thankful challenge and I'm thankful I did it... Some days I had a hard time coming up with something that wasn't ridiculous or repetitive. But it taught me something... It's okay to be thankful for the small things, the silly things, and it's okay to be repetitive. Every day I am overwhelmed with gratitude for my amazing husband and son.
I'm grateful for modern medicine! It's amazing the ways I've been blessed by this...
1. My father had a brain tumor removed
2 my father has had both of his knees replaced
3. My father-in-law has had both knees replaced
4. My mother-in-law has had radiation and chemo for brain cancer
5. My grandmother had radiation and chemo for throat cancer
6. I had a nearly painless labor with Lincoln (once the epidural kicked in)
7. We actually got pregnant! We had to use IVF and ICSI but I was worth it!
The ICSI technology is only about 15 years old - I'm so thankful to live in this day and age where two infertile people could miraculously bring an amazingly adorable little boy into this life!
Friday, November 28, 2014
Today I'm thankful for hot showers! I've showered twice today. Once this morning before work, and once after work when I smelled of cigarette smoke so badly I couldn't stand being around myself! The hot shower was SO nice and made me feel so much better!!!
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Today I'm thankful for family time. It seems as though now that we are grown it's hard to have family get togethers. But when we do, I love them!
Today is thanksgiving so my sisters and dad and I scoured the Black Friday ads. None of us decided to go because the shopping began tonight, about 40 minutes ago- and id rather spend the evening snuggling my boys!
Afterward, we had thanksgiving dinner/lunch... Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, yams, rolls, cranberry sauce, and pie. It was super delicious.
My favorite part was just chatting with different family members about random memories, and of course playing Conners new game. I love family time!
I'm thankful for Mountain Dew... Nothing makes me feel better when I'm stressed at work than a big cold Mt. Dew. Of course when I go home my husband and son make me feel better.
I'm stressed at my job because I feel like I'm not catching on as quickly as I had thought I would... 3 different computer data bases working together in totally different ways is harder than I expected :)
But I love it! Until I'm more comfortable, I love Mt Dew.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
I forgot to post this last night - but I am thankful for my family... My parents and siblings... We may argue and fight and hate some of the things the others do - but we are family and love each other.
I've been out seeing patients this week and I'm amazed at how many people don't have contact with their family. It breaks my heart!
Monday, November 24, 2014
Today I'm thankful for other people's talents - specifically photography. Pictures help me remember so many amazing things, and I am an awful picture taker :)
However, we have been lucky enough to have some amazing pictures taken - Heather Nan Photography did our birth story - and it's amazing! And we have taken Lincoln to FotoFly for Newborns, Easter, 3 months, 6 months, Halloween, and soon Santa and Family photos. They do an amazing job - even when lincoln refuses to smile!
I'm so glad there are people with these talents who are willing to share - it benefits my life immensely and I'll forever be able to remember my tiny guy!