Monday, November 30, 2009

Day 29

I'm thankful for...realizing my faults and wanting to change for the better!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Day 28

I'm thankful for...quiet babies on 5 hour car rides home!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Day 27

I'm thankful family time bowling!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Day 26

I'm thankful for...$5 packs of diapers. We got 12 today on the Black Friday sale!!

(Teagan in his diaper fort after we got home!)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Day 25

I'm thankful for...people who understand me and give me my space when needed!!

Day 24

I'm thankful for...having family close enough to travel and see more than a couple times a year!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Day 23

I'm thankful for... a healthy boy! So far we've been able to stay away from any illness this fall. I'm praying that we don't catch anything over the holidays being around a lot of family.

Teagan is six months now! We took him to the doctor today for his well check and he is... 18 lbs 8 oz and 28 in long! He has started to eat veggies recently and so far likes sweet potatoes, squash, green beans and after a few days of trying carrots started liking them too! He's sitting up by himself and rolling all over the living room floor. We can't wait to see what new tricks he'll start doing in the next month!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Day 22

I'm thankful...that Ryan has the whole week off!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Day 21

I'm thankful for...a sleeping baby! Teagan has always been a good night time sleeper. He's pretty much slept through the night since he was a little over a month old. His naps on the other hand haven't been so good lately, especially his afternoon nap. Thankfully he took a 2 1/2 hr. nap today though. Maybe it's a start to a new trend!!

Day 20

I'm thankful orderly house! This is what my living room looks like now....

but this is what it has looked like for the past week and a half. For those of you that know me, you know that's it's been driving me crazy to have it so messy and disorganized!

This is why my living room has been a mess...I made 4 baby towels (yes I know only 3 are shown, one has already been given away) and Teagan's stocking for Christmas!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Day 19

I'm thankful night with my husband...even if it was only dinner and then to Babies R Us and Target!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Day 18

I'm thankful! I love music! I'm an all genre type of girl. There is always some type of music that goes with how I'm feeling at the moment!

Day 17

I'm thankful for...the ability to be creative and make things for other people. Can you guess what this is going to be?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 16

I'm thankful for...candles that smell like the season! This one is "Baked Apple Pie".

Monday, November 16, 2009

Day 15

I'm thankful for...nice warm fires on chilly nights!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Day 14

I don't have a picture for today b/c I forgot to take one of what I'm thankful for.
I'm thankful for...being able to lead others in Worship. I helped lead worship at church this weekend. I love when it's my time to do this. I get to use the gift God gave me to bring him praise and to help draw others closer to him!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Day 13

I'm thankful...that my house is overflowing with baby things!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Day 12

I'm thankful for...friends who give us gift cards to specifically buy Teagan a toy. He loves his new Pal Scout!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Day 11

I'm thankful for...the opportunity to bring a smile to someone this holiday season. A friend of mine arranged for our Mom's Group (and families) to make cards for families staying in the Ronald McDonald House in Madison, WI this Holiday season. These are the cards Ryan and I made.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Day 10

I'm thankful grandpa, for many reasons, but especially for serving in WWII! Thanks to all the other veterans and those serving now!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Day 9

I'm thankful for...downtime. I have lots of ways I do downtime...watching tv, reading, being on the computer, or playing my DS are a few of them. It feels nice after a long day to just veg out for a little bit.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Day 8

I'm thankful for...sales and coupons. I've always been a sale and coupon person, but since I'm not working right now I feel like it's my way of contributing to our finances by saving some money. I usually buy most of our grocery's and household items at Walmart, but I do check the sales at our local grocery store and if I can get something cheaper there I will. When I do go to the grocery store I try to use coupons too. I hate to admit it but I get excited if I can get something on sale plus use a coupon plus have that coupon doubled! I went to the grocery store today and at the bottom of my reciept it said that I've saved $433.00 to date this year using my plus card! I'm going to see if I can beat it next year!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Day 7

I'm thankful for...a 70 degree day in November so we could enjoy the apple orchard!

Day 6

I'm thankful...that I have a piano! I'm not fabulous at the piano, but I did take 8 years of lessons when I was younger. I don't play everyday or even every week but it has proved to be a stress reliever for me. This piano has a fun story at least how I got it was fun. We had been looking for a piano in the newspaper for awhile and hadn't really found a good deal on one that I liked. Then one day I was looking out my front door and there she was. Our neighbor's across the street were having a garage sale and she was just sitting in the drive. She was in our price range and didn't have any major problems with her. So all we had to do was roll her across the street, which was made easy because she came with a piano dolly!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Day 5

I'm thankful for...books. Since I was little I've always enjoyed reading. I mostly enjoy reading fiction because it's an escape for me. I also enjoy a biography or how to book once in awhile too. I know you can find almost anything on the internet anymore but sometimes I'd rather have the information right in my hands.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Day 4

I am thankful...that I'm a stay at home mom and that I get to lay in bed and listen to Teagan sweetly talk when he wakes up in the morning!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Day 3

I'm thankful Mom's Bible Study! It's nice to be able to get out of the house a least once a week and hangout with other mom's while studying God's Word. It has been a real encouragement to me, knowing that I'm not alone and that other mom's have the same struggles I do.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Day 2

I'm thankful today! I don't have it on a regular basis but it is what I turn to when I want a warm drink on a chilly fall morning! I'm cold by nature so anything that warms me up is a blessing!

Monday, November 2, 2009

I'm thankful for... Day 1

I've been thinking a lot lately of all the blessings that God has given me and not just the big things but the little everyday things too. We can plan and plan our lives but if we don't take the time to enjoy the moment what is all the planning worth? Each day I thank God for what He has given me but sometimes it's just a general prayer. I need to be more specific and continually be giving up prayers of Thanksgiving through out my day!

On that help me get into the habit of doing this I plan to post one specific thing I'm thankful for each day of November. Hopefully by being accountable to doing it on here I'll get in the habit and do it for a long time to come.

Today I'm thankful for...Family! More specifically Ryan and Teagan! As I've looked back over the last six or so years I can see why God has put Ryan in my life. He has always been there for me and we've been through a lot. Especially our miscarriage and our long road to having Teagan. He never gives up on me and he never lets me give up on myself! He doesn't devalue my feelings even if my heart is breaking for a family that's lost a love one, someone I knew of but wasn't even remotely close to. Instead he holds me close and prays with me for the family. He is a great father and I can't wait to see him in action as Teagan and any other children we might have grow up.
Teagan has been my light! It's so exciting to watch him do something new in what seems like an everyday occurance. He helps me get excited about the little getting his first two teeth in a week's time! His smile light's up any bad or sad day and his laugh is contagious! I'm thankful that God chose me to be his mom and with God's help I get the privilege of helping mold his life to be like God's!