More Thankfulness. Is that even a word?

Today I was extra thankful for our new school. I can't believe how wonderful it is... it not only meets but EXCEEDS all the hype. C is doing so well. If you had told me last year that on Nov. 5th he would go on a field trip, with neither Trav or I along, I would not have believed you. I am so grateful for his wonderful teacher and for all the growth and maturing he's done over the past year. He had zero stress about going on a trip with his class, and therefore I had zero stress. Both kids have adjusted so well to their new school and have so many great new friends. We love it!!!

Today was the first day I had without Nana... and I felt it! She is the best mom/grandma in the world. She did nothing but babysit and clean the whole 2 weeks she was here. I got so much done and every night she cleaned up the kitchen, and bought us good food to eat (Panera! Twice!), and entertained the kids. She did so much during her visit here... every day she would ask, "How can I help you today? What do you want me to do?" followed by, "Did you buy the Grease tickets yet?" I swear Oz has been combing the house looking for her, and the big kids miss her so much. I love you Mom!!! What would I do without you?! I don't ever want to find out.

I was also thankful (although technically I didn't find out about this until the next day) that Obama is our next president. I think I, like many others, are ready for a change. It's time to try something new; go in a different direction. I'm excited to see what putting him in office will do. I'm hopeful for the future of our country.

This morning one of my favorite people showed up at my door for an impromptu run. On this day, I was particularly thankful for the ability to go for a run. I love to run! And I love running with people. We had a great run, perfect weather, and the leaves on the BRP were perfection.

I am so, so, SO thankful for my house. For weeks (months) there, I was worried I wasn't going to have a house. And I have had my heart set on this one since the first moment I saw the listing on the Internets about 6 months ago. I say to myself about 30 times per day, "I can't believe I get to live here." I really can't. Check out the views from...

my front yard. Yes, that Japanese Maple tree belongs to ME!

My dining room. The kids LOVE the play structure and I love that there is no one behind us. It feels like we live in a tree house.

My kitchen. Aside from my neighbors garage, this is what I look at while I wash dishes (or, should I say, while my mom washed dishes.)

I was really thankful on Saturday evening that finally, after months of waiting and discussing, C's birthday party was over. I could cross it off my list and not feel like the worst mom in the world for having it 3 months after his birthday. The party was awesome... and having no furniture in our living room yet (save one really awesome chair) was a huge bonus. Post about the Lego party will follow...


Janice said...

What amazing pictures. I can't wait to more pictures of the inside.

darcie said...

i love your life. i love mine too, but i rarely love anyone else's.

Yah Yah said...

What a great idea but if you profess thankfulness for Ace over me I may flush my head down the toilet.


Yah Yah said...

BTW - I think more thankfulness is two words but I'll look it up on Wikapedia to make sure.

Also, I had lunch with Todd Lockwood, you remember your best friend. I'll tell you the story sometime when you have A PHONE and cellphone coverage. Am I going to have to resort to smoke signals to talk to my long lost sister????

Sally DeFord said...

I love your house. I can't wait to meet it in person. Can your mom come to my house next? As for Obama, I'm so happy and hopeful too.

carrie said...

wow. the view from your house is amazing. it looks so picture-esque.

i'm so glad everything is meeting and exceeding expectations. and i love the frames on your fireplace. that looks great!

Mark said...

I'm glad everything is going great. What an amazing yard!

autumn said...

Oh. What gorgeous views! I can't wait til I get to see it in person. The house, from the one picture you posted, looked beautiful. Can't wait to see more.

Amy said...

Everything looks beautiful. I'm excited bout your house!