Friday, September 7, 2012


Blogging with kids isn't what it used to be like. No question about that. My life and responsibilities have gone haywire, and settled down, and I feel like I'm coming up for a big breath of fresh air. School started three weeks ago for our boys, and its been an adjustment for all of us. It's a bit weird to be home with only one child, all day long. There were times when someone was in school before, but I was always pregnant or nursing a new baby. Those days have shifted now.

I don't know where this blog will lead, but I know just as my heart and life continue to take a journey, so will this place. I like having a place to write, reflect, let it all hang out. It's a space to just be. Today is my day to reflect on gratitude.

1. I am grateful for being able to spend time with Rebecca when the boys are in school. Her personality is coming out, and she's starting to talk non stop. We played with her babies today-and it cracked me up how she has 10 little babies, all acquired since her first birthday. She was all smiles and laughter, and I loved every second of it.

2. I am grateful for my neighbors, Linda and Brian. They epitomize what we strive for in our marriage and with our kids. Their candor, yes-attitude, and friendliness are contagious. I am so thankful they were able to help us last night with the van (and what they did for our home too!)

3. I am grateful home grown tomatoes. There's been something about having them in the salads and wraps this summer that is going to leave me longing for them when winter stops their production.

4. I am grateful for my healthy two feet. They have been pushed to the limits over the past month, and they haven't let me down.

What are you grateful for?

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