Sunday, June 5, 2011

Weekly Gratitude

tank: target, pants & shoes: thrifted

Let me begin by saying that I know that this outfit isn't particularly flattering. Yes, I should have belted the waist, or worn skinnier pants, or short shorts, but I didn't. To be honest, I was cool and comfortable while performing all of my party planner/motherhood/hostess sorts of tasks. So, there. Even in all it's unflattering glory, my cousin (whom I haven't seen in almost a year) noticed and commented on my weight loss immediately. So, there, again. Sometimes comfort trumps flattery.

So, today was the big day - Munchkin's third birthday party. He had a great day and really enjoyed playing with his friends, eating his cookie cake, blowing out the candles, and opening his presents, (not necessarily listed in order of importance!) Mommy and Daddy are thoroughly worn out and even Munchkin went to bed early and crashed immediately.

This week I am grateful for:

~  Real friends. This is one of those times in your life when you know who they are. We'll just leave it at that 'kay.
~ Cookie Cakes - I cannot begin to express how excited my little guy was about his cookie cake. I even went all out and got it in his favorite sprinkle covered sugar instead of chocolate chip - oddly enough, Munchkin doesn't really like chocolate chip cookies. He was in cookie heaven. It was the first thing he showed everyone as soon as they walked in the door. "Come see my cookie cake!"
~ Family. My cousin came and brought her little ones. Even though we only live about an hour and half apart we just don't see each other all that often. We have always been pretty close even though we are polar opposites in pretty much every way. Funny how that works, huh.
~ MP3 music downloads - long story short - the song I was going to sing tomorrow was sung by someone else a couple of weeks ago and I just found out about it tonight. Thankfully I found another song online, cause there aren't any bookstores open after 10:30 around here. Actually, nothing is open after 10:30 around here cause our town is itty bitty and everything closes down by nine.
~ My hubby who is awesome and wonderful and incredible and funny and handy. I love him. He is the awesomest daddy ever in the whole wide universe!
~ Birthday presents. Once upon a time, the receiving of the birthday presents was the coolest thing in the world. However with the advent my little one, giving is at least a million times better. We haven't actually given him his present from us yet because it isn't ready. We got him a sandbox and I can't wait to see his reaction. He has been talking about sandboxes incessantly for the last week.
~ Books. Specifically good books. I have read several this week that I really enjoyed. I finished off the Storm series by Sharon Sala which was awesome and heart-wrenching at the same time, then read the middle book in her latest series - very intense, plus the two 'Wicked' books by Lisa Jackson/Nancy Bush. It has been a good week book-wise.
I could probably keep going, but I am ready to sleep. So, night y'all!


  1. Actually, I REALLY love this outfit on you! The color of the top is wonderful. You should wear a lot more strong colors like this! With your hair and skin color, they really pop! Also loving that necklace to spruce up an otherwise "plain" outfit (I don't think it's plain at all, but you seem to disagree).

    Happy birthday, Munchkin (you really should have named him something else...his friends will make fun of him ;) Glad you survived the chaos.

  2. All of my daughters are adopted-16 yr old twins from here in Florida and Jia from China. Bless my in-laws as they made it possible for my twins to travel to China with us. It was the experience of a lifetime.

    I love the color you are wearing, the color of your top was my bridesmaid colors.

  3. I LOVE that color on you! I totally agree that sometimes comfort trumps flattery! And sometimes (like this time) comfort even looks good! =)


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