Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thankful Thursday 4

Today I'm thankful for

1. Baby steps. Yup, the little guy is taking them! He is having so much fun learning to walk, and his confidence is skyrocketing. It's fun to watch him learn how to do things all on his own.

2. The sweet little voice in the backseat last night singing (literally singing in a high-pitched, drawn-out voice) "Maaaaaaaama. Mmmmmmaamaaaaa. Dadaaaaaaaaaaa." Seriously? Can it get any cuter? My husband and I sat in silence all the way home and just listened to his beautiful song and giggled (ok, and I may have cried a little, too).

3. Sweet friendships with really wonderful women.

4. Real, accepting, and heartfelt conversations with my husband. My new favorite time of the day now is the few moments after we put the little guy to bed, turn off the tv, and just talk. Sometimes I forget just how amazing that man is.

5. Good cooking. We're meeting up with hubby's family tonight for a breakfast for dinner. Hello? Best meal ever. It's pathetic how giddy I get over food sometimes, but we are talking about homemade biscuits and gravy here.

6. The ability to recognize, accept, and appreciate that God has a perfect plan, and that every little aspect of my life is part of it. How comforting to know that nothing surprises my Lord!
7. Being able to share what I know and have learned with others. I love being able to share what I know about couponing and sewing with others. I really don't know much and sometimes feel like a fraud when people ask me for advice. But I am reminded of the parable of the man who buried his talent to keep it safe vs. the men who multiplied their talents, and the last thing I want is for my Master to call me a wicked, lazy servant for hiding my talents. He can use all things for His glory, even my coupon knowledge.

8. Labor Day weekend. In years past, I looked forward to this weekend because it was the first "day off" in the school year. Nowadays I don't get a day off (and I wouldn't have it any other way!), but my hubby does! I can't wait to spend 3.whole.days with him. Aaaaand, we're spending it at my parents. So that means a weekend of Mom's food (and really, does it get any better than Mom's food?! I don't think so), sleeping in (!!!), and free childcare (because everyone takes the little guy, and I don't really see him until we're back in the car to go home). It's a win-win weekend for everyone.

9. Football season starts tonight! We're looking forward to one game in particular this weekend. Cohen's already a fan.

10. Getting not one but two (2!!) projects inspired by Pinterest completed this week. I blogged about one here. I'll blog about the other one in the near future. Who says Pinterest is only good for sitting around on the computer all day gathering ideas you'll never do?
Not me :)

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18

What are you thankful for this week? You can post in the comment section below if you don't have a blog to post to!


  1. This post warmed my heart this morning :)

  2. stopping by from thankful thursdays.
    he is such a cutie, yay for him taking steps!! i love pintrest too, just wish i had the time to sit down and create! :)

  3. I looooove Pintrest!! I get lots of my recipes off of there, and party idea's, and homeschool ideas, and tons of craft projects (but haven't finished any of the craft projects yet). Great list of thankfuls. :)

  4. I love your photos! ESPECIALLY the UGA hat. oh my.


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