365 Days of Blessings: Days 124-140 Highlights

It’s been a couple weeks since I shared my blessings. I haven’t forgotten, and we most definitely have had blessings. My time on the computer has simply been limited. By the time I have a chance to sit down at night, I’m exhausted and my brain is fried.

So, to the best of my remembering ability, today I will share with you an overview of my blessings from the last couple weeks.

Blessings of Motherhood

One of the biggest blessings I have is sharing my days with my favorite little man. We get to color, build blocks, shoot “hoops” and so much more.

Toddler Crafts

I love bringing my Gavin alongside of me while I work around the house. Really, it’s the only way I get things done, but it never ceases to amaze me how much he learns. Whenever I have the dishwasher open, he runs from wherever he is to “help” me unload (though sometimes the dishes are dirty and I need him to “help” me keep them in the dishwasher). I laugh every time he takes a dish and tries to dump the excess water off of it over the kitchen sink – just like he sees me do.

Kitchen Helper

Sure, it takes a little more work to have him join me as I clean the house and prepare meals, but I think it’s important for kids to learn to work while they are young. My son learns so much by working alongside me. And the extra hugs, the little kisses, the laughter is all worth it.

A Weekend Getaway

My husband and I celebrated our 7th Wedding Anniversary the end of January. As a gift, my husband worked out the details for us to getaway for a couple days, just the two of us. We stayed just 20 minutes away from where we live, and I’m so glad we did. No time was wasted traveling in our precious two day retreat!

I admit, it was hard leaving our son. It was the first time I willingly left him overnight anywhere. (The first time was last September when I was in the hospital for 5 days). But the time with my husband was much needed and well worth it. We both came home from our “getaway” so relaxed and refreshed.

Disney on Ice

My family had the blessing of receiving four free tickets to see Disney on Ice this month. The best part is they were third row seats. How great is that!

Disney on Ice

Since our son would be free, we asked my nieces to join us. We were super excited. They showed up at my house dressed liked princesses and ready to go. I am so glad I had them to enjoy the show with. Gavin lost all interest after the first 10 minutes, and my husband actually ended up in the hall with him after intermission.

Accomplishing Projects

This last week I have been determined to accomplish little projects that I have wanted to get done, but either time or little obstacles have kept me from completing them.

Saturday I had a rare, calm day at home. My husband left late afternoon to go to a college basketball game, which made supper time a little simpler, and Gavin was playing really well and was in great spirits, so I took advantage of this time.

I pulled out the drill and started hanging shelves, a key & mail holder organizer, and pictures.

Though these tasks seem so simple, something always goes a little wrong for me. Even today as I was attempting some of the tasks, I thought to myself, “Maybe I should just hire someone to do this. It really should not take this long.” After all, time is money, right? But then again, I was trying to keep my little guy from drilling unwanted holes in the wall – so I have to give myself a little credit.

My favorite accomplishment was finally hanging these Ikea spice racks turned bookshelves in my sons room.

Owl Themed Nursery

I thought they turned out great! His room just needs a couple more small projects done that I hope to finish sometime soon.

Next on my project list, I hope to finish our adoption application and get it submitted!

What about you? What are some blessings you have had recently? Would love to hear them!

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