• Gratitude

    I am Grateful…

     I am grateful….. That my children are healthy and happy and thriving That we live in a home that we love coming home to That I get to go to work with people that I would chose to hang out with even if I didn’t have to For old friends and inside jokes and pourable burgers That there are actual people I’ve never met who read the stuff I write on purpose  To be married to a guy who still makes me laugh my weird laugh that only comes out for certain kinds of funny For growing into my own awkwardness to the point that I consider it one of…

  • Friday List,  Gratitude

    Friday List

    I love lists so I think I’m going to make the Friday List a regular thing here at FUMC. In keeping with my theme of gratitude… A List of Reasons Why Going Back to Work Isn’t That Bad 1. I have a freakish love for new school supplies, always have.  I was so excited last year when I got to relive the thrill of shopping for school supplies with my own child for the first time. ( I took that photo, by the way!  One guess how I did it). I added this one just for you THL!  Photo Credit: Tracy Weston Photography 2.  When I go to the bathroom at work, generally…

  • Gardening,  Gratitude

    Sunshiny Day

     It’s not actually a sunshiny morning here in Wisconsin (my part of Wisconsin anyway)-it’s foggy and gross.  The humidity is suffocating.  Thank goodness I don’t have thick, curly hair.  I hear people with thick, curly hair turn into show poodles on days like this.  Days like this actually give me a rare chance to feel grateful for my boring, stick straight locks.  Gratitude.  It’s my new thing. So, in effort to cheer myself (and perhaps, you!) up this fine foggy morning, I thought I’d share a picture I took yesterday of the sunflower I planted near my deck that finally decided to grace us with its presence and bloom already! Isn’t this…

  • Gratitude,  Kid Pics,  summer

    Summer’s End, Peace, and Gratitude

    Summer is rapidly winding down to a grinding halt.  This seems barely possible as it seems it only started a week or so ago.  Summer’s yearly end brings with it big changes for our family.  It marks the end of the Stay At Home Mom portion of my year and begins the Frantic Working Mom part.  Every year I try to enter this transition with gratitude and peacefulness but it doesn’t always work.  Gratitude for the fact that I get to have the best of both worlds…I get to spend the summer home with my babes and I also get to spend a portion of the year focusing on the career I’ve worked so hard…