29 June 2011

for the sake of sanity, let's be grateful

Because my babies decided they were ready for a playdate at 4:30 this morning...

Because my 4 year old has channeled the teenage version of himself and started challenging everything I say...

Because I have done eight loads of laundry since Monday and I am still not done...

Let's talk about the good stuff so I can maintain some sense of mental wellness, shall we?
I am thankful for:

My giving, caring, selfless husband. This weekend was rough. All of us, apart from Eddie, got whatever bug George had and it was not a pretty sight. But Nick rallied, and managed to take care of all the littles while I was either working or sleeping. And today, after his early morning guys group, he came home and let me go back to bed. Knowing the way to my heart is sleep, he took the boys to the park so the house was blissfully silent for more than an hour. Heaven. Plus, he is really cute.

At this very moment two years ago, we were on a plane headed cross country to welcome this little man into our family. We landed, drove to the hotel, slept 6 hours, and arrived at the hospital ten minutes before he was born. Our lives have been blessed everyday since then. His newest phrase when he wants to be held, "I see me," makes my heart leap every. single. time. Happy birthday a day early, my little pumpkin.

For Stacy, who is an amazing sister and aunt and all around gift to me. She is coming to watch the boys for a few hours in the morning. I don't even know what to do with myself. And she is pregnant with her first - a girl! My mom is basically beside herself at the thought of a granddaughter. Always gotta one up me, Stace.

And I am most grateful, above all, that

Without that, I'd be toast.


  1. It is nice to have family living close by to help out. After my MIL had 3 boys her first son had 4 girls before he had a boy. My MIL was thrilled to be able to sew dresses!

  2. I think that's great your sister is so close. I always wanted to be close with my cousins.

  3. Hello, I am visiting from SITS, I totally understand what you are going through... but nice to listen and read yours...

  4. I love this post!! I'm off to explore more of your blog...first time visiting :)

  5. Oh, I so needed a reminder to stop my whining today. Thanks for this :)

    Stopping by from SITS,

  6. It's true, ladies, having my sister (and the rest of my family) around is such a gift! I could live without 'em. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I SO need to heed these words. I am "better" at seeing the stumbling blocks than I am at seeing the blessings, unfortunately. This is something that is so hard for me, but necessary, too.