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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Grains of Gratitude

I can't believe another week has already gone by!

1. I'm definitely grateful that we had a safe trip home on Monday (and once again no accidents from Kayla at all during all the driving). Being home also means yummy Sunday breakfast from Joe again!

2. In the middle of all the mail accumulation we had a package from New Zealand. Karen from Karen's Ramblings sent an early birthday present to Kayla (and me too!) Kayla received a stuffed replica of the New Zealand Kiwi Bird

and I received a big block of kiwi chocolate! Mmm mmm is it ever good! I had to stick it in the freezer so I wouldn't eat it all in one day :) Thank you so much for the wonderful gifts Karen!

3. I'm grateful Kayla and I were able to meet with Jennifer and Katelyn at the Kid Zone on Friday. The girls were so happy so see each other and they gave each other a big hug in the parking lot after seeing each other for the first time since we've been back. They were able to play while Jennifer and I discussed details of their upcoming birthday party. They are 2 years apart, but their birthdays are a week apart so we are having a joint party.

4. I'm grateful Joe was able to meet us there for lunch on his first day back to work. I had a $15 gift card for Oasis Pizza that expired on June 8th. I got it from our MOPS Silent Auction before we left town and didn't notice the ex. date. I'm grateful they still honored it so I bought us all lunch.

5. I'm grateful we were able to spend last night with Jim, Jennifer and Katelyn. We had them over for fajitas and a game. As always the girls play so well together. It's hard to find "couple" friends where the wives and the husbands get along so I'm grateful we met them. Unfortunately they'll probably be moving by the end of the year and I'm so bummed about that! So I think we're going to get in a lot of BBQing at each other's houses over the summer!

Thanks to Christine for starting Grains of Gratitude!


Karen said...

Thank you for letting me know, what a gorgeous picture of Kayla holding the Kiwi bird. My daughter is so excited too. You have really cheered me up, it's a very dark, pouring with rain moment and I'm soon to take my daughter to Kindy, now I drive with a smile on my face. Blessings on you and your lovely family.

Karen said...

Oh I mean't it's pouring with rain weatherwise, in case I sounded garbled.

Tracey said...

That picture of Kayla is adorable. So glad you got home safely after a fun vacation.

Jessica said...

Great list this week! That really is a cute picture of Kayla!

amy said...

those are all wonderful things..She has a smile that lights up the room!!!

Amy said...

Michelle, you have got to add that picture of Kayla somewhere on the sidebar! She is just beautiful. So worth waiting for it to download. And please save a little piece of chocolate for me, okay? ;o) Sounds really good! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Overwhelmed! said...

Love your list this Sunday! That picture of Kayla is really cute. :)

Have a great week this coming week!

Catch said...

kiwi chocolate? that sounds really yummy!!! How nice!!!

Shannon said...

Just when you think she is at her cutest, Kayla gets even cuter!

Beck said...

That picture of Kayla hugging the kiwi is heart-meltingly BEAUTIFUL!

Sara said...

Nice list. And I lvoe the picture of Kayla. Glad to see you back :)

"Early Bird" said...

Kayla is so sweet with her kiwi bird!!
I'm thankful ya'll made it home safe and sound!

mum2brady said...

Soooo glad you made it back safely and had such a fun trip!!! You got to meet such wonderful people :) WTG Kayla on no accidents - that's wonderful!!!!

glad you could get together with friends! Can't wait to see what you have planned for Kayla's birthday :)

Thanks for joining in!!!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

That bird is too cute and who doesn't love chocolate? Sounds like it was a great week. Hope this week is a good one too :)

Once Upon a Dream... said...

Love the pic of Kayla! Did she get a haircut? When exactly is Kayla's birthday?

Glad ya'll made it back home safely and had fun with friends along the way!

Oh, could you please send me the link you mention in a comment early today? I'd greatly appreciated it!!

Have an awesome day! Thank you for stopping by!

Omaha Mama said...

Cute bird - cuter kid!!!

You'll have to post details of the upcoming b-day bash. I'm planning one for our soon-to-be 4-year old on July 21st and am looking for ideas!!!

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Nisa said...

I love the pic of Kayla with the kiwi... Did I already post that somewhere? Seems like I did!

Renee's Ramblings said...

Kayla is absolutely adorable hugging the stuffed Kiwi bird. Also, great list of things to be thankful for. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the words of encouragement!