12 September 2012

{thankful} life as we know it now.

This week marked the beginning of a new era around here.
My babies started preschool.
It was bittersweet. Those sweet boys aren't babies anymore.
I geared up for many tears as I dropped them off... but guess what?
They barely noticed I'd left. 
It was a blessing, and a little bruise to my ego.
The sweetness came about 20 minutes later, as I sat down to this
All alone at a coffee shop with a breakfast sandwich, an iced coffee and a journal.
It was kind of blissful, I have to admit.
And not only did Eddie (the ultimate mama's boy) do well, 
he totally loved it.
I am excited for them to have their own time, to meet new friends,
to learn to follow directions (a girl can dream), to fall in love with school,
and gain a little independence. 
My heart is also a little achy - even though it's really only a few hours a week -
that this road has already begun and I'm kind of an empty nester.
I mean, I can definitely cope with two hours of alone time,
but it reminds me of just how big they are and just how quickly they're growing.

There were other wonderful things this week,
things that made my heart glad.
Like a boy who now loves kindergarten and is pretty stoked about playing on the soccer team.
A night out with my main man, dance parties despite broken bones, 
and donuts with crazy toppings that we got to share with great grandpa.

I truly am thankful.

How about you?

"In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, 
but gratefuless that makes us happy."
Brother David Steindl-Rast

What are you grateful for this week?
Please grab a button or link back here,
visit some new friends,
and share in one another's blessings!
You never know how something little in someone else's life 
might make a huge difference in your own.

a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut


  1. How precious. I was never able to go that route; we've homeschooled for the past 23 years. But thanks for sharing this sweet snippet from your life!

  2. Great photos!!! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

  3. adorable pictures!! thanks for being such a gracious host ;)

  4. Oh, how adorable and truly precious are your sweet kiddos!! Love those big smiles!! Happy sweet day to you!! xo Heather

  5. Aww, so glad they all like school. I hope my daughter likes it when she starts next week!!

  6. hello! I somehow found you through another linkup! thanks for hosting! You have adorable children. Enjoy your alone time!

  7. I love your pictures! Looks like it was a wonderful week for you guys. Thanks for hosting. I always love visiting your blog!

    Teagan's Travels

  8. Found this link up on Twitter and I'm so glad I did! Love connecting with others over giving thanks :)