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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Grains of Gratitude



This is the last Sunday that I'll have a 3-year old in the house! I can't believe next Sunday Kayla will be FOUR years old! Sigh...

Joe was gone overnight (left yesterday) to compete in a triathlon in Roswell (about 2.5 hrs away). They should be in the middle of it now, so good luck honey!

What I'm grateful for this past week:

1. Remember last Sunday I mentioned going to the BX's anniversary celebration? Well they had a bunch of drawings to enter. On Monday I was called - I won a certificate to have a set of BDU's dry cleaned for free. Joe doesn't actually use the cleaners for his uniforms, he just washes and irons them himself. But this will be nice for him to take one set in and have it done for free - one less uniform to worry about!

2. For companies that send you free products/samples! If you're not a member of Vvocalpoint yet, go sign up! They periodically send you free samples and coupons. For Mother's Day I received some Olay samples. This week I just received the Gillette Venus Breeze - and I didn't even have to sign up for it. I just received it for being a member.

3. On Tuesday our base had "Family Day" so Joe was off - it was nice to have him home for 2 days last week (since Wednesday was a holiday). On Tuesday the base also celebrated the 4th. They always do this the day before the 4th (maybe so as not to compete with the events that go on in town?). Anyway, there is free food, and we won't talk about how Joe and Jim made us late and the hamburgers, hot dogs, and pulled pork sandwiches were all gone...and you just don't do that with a hormonal, hungry,pregnant woman! They were just lucky there was still bbq chicken, baked beans, potato salad, and watermelon! :) There were door prize drawings (bummer we didn't win anything!) and games for the kids, plus lots of free things for the kids (from Oriental Trading). They cap it all off with fireworks that evening.

Kateyln and Kayla wearing headbands - one of the many free things the kids got!


The girls waiting for the fireworks: (Kayla just loved the glow stick thingy and even had to go to bed with it that night!)


Kayla wasn't so sure what to think about the fireworks at first - she didn't like them when they first started (too loud) but warmed up after a few minutes.


4. We had a nice 4th over at Jim and Jennifer's house for a bbq. Jennifer made the Southwestern Stuffed Burgers (that I posted in Favorite Ingredient Friday post) and they were so good! I'm still in denial that they will be gone by the end of the year ... we have so much fun with this family! Jim is with Joe today participating in the triathlon too.

5. Ok this didn't actually happen this past week, but I couldn't very well post this picture in the Sunday following the week that it happened, because our parents didn't even know yet! So now that the word is out, I'm most definitely grateful for
I just can't explain the relief and happiness I felt when I saw those two lines! Thank you God for blessing us with this pregnancy!

Thanks to Christine for starting the Grains post.

33 comments:

Sara said...

Wonderful things to be graitful for :) Esp expecting number 2!
Congrats again!!!!

♥Jessie♥ said...

Very cute photos...

Many things to have gratitude for!

BTW... where's that story about how you told the dh? :-) I love listening to those stories.

I hope he does good during his triathlon.

chelle said...

What an exciting week!

I so want to see Roswell while we are here in NM!

Beckie said...

Congratulations Michelle, Joe and of course Kayla! New babies are such an exciting thing!! I will be praying for you that everything goes smoothly and as God plans it! Funny, my friend has just announced her pregnancy too, she is due a few weeks earlier! God bless xxx

jessica said...

Sounds like you guys had a great week!!! I would have been so mad that the pulled pork sandwiches were gone too!!

Much More Than A Mom said...

I grateful you're pregnant too!

I use the same pg tests.

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

What a great list this week..Kayla is just getting cuter everyday...love the stars they got!

And congrats again!

Beck said...

Those are wonderful things to be grateful for! Another great week.

mum2brady said...

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - Congrats Michelle! What WONDERFUL news :) I'm so excited for you!!!

Love the pics of the girls on the 4th - Kayla is such a cutie pie!

Thanks for joining in - I'm grateful that I get to read your blog each week :)

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Oh, Michelle, I am so happy for you and Joe and Kayla. She's going to be a great big sister, isn't she!! Sounds like you had a great 4th, too. Hope the guys are doing well on their triathlon. Love to all!!

Linda said...

This was a really special Gratitude post this week Michelle. I'm so happy for you and Joe and Kayla.
I'm keeping you in my prayers.

Shelley said...

Oh that is just WONDERFUL news - what an incredibly lucky baby too - that is great. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Kari said...

Sounds like your having a nice summer. I'm sorry to hear your friends are moving away that is sad. When I read #5 I have to say I got a little misty eyed. I'm so very happy for you and especially for Kayla because now she will have a sibiling someone to grow up with. The bond my children have is one of the most beautiful things.

Kathy/Lessons from the Laundry said...

I always say those two lines don't just say your expecting, but they are the two lines that plan the next twenty years. Such a small symbol of something so significant. Congrats. Thanks for sharing your glimpses of gratitude.

AZ Chapmen said...

nice list happy sunday

Me said...

I love reading your grains of gratitude - they always make me take stock of what's going on in my own life!! :)

Trace

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Great list! Loved the pictures - I enjoyed having Daniel home for a couple extra days too, we miss having base celebrations to attend though. What a wonderful week! Hope this one is equally so.

-Andrea

Once Upon a Dream... said...

What a wonderful list of items to be grateful for, Michelle. Love the cute photos of the girls!

The base here didn't do anything to celebrate the 4th.

Siobhan said...

That is such wonderful news Michelle Congratulations! I'm so pleased for you, Joe and Kayla. What a fab big sister she will make.

Love

Siobhan and Noah x

Tracey said...

:) Lovely list. And I love the 4th!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Hope you are feeling well (hungry is a good thing:D). Loved your G.O.G this week. I got the razor too and wondered why they sent it. Thanks for clearing that up. I love the razor by the way :)

Carrie! :o) said...

Great list this week! Loved the picture of your *stick*, LOL. I saved mine from this past pregnancy. I took my pregnancy test on my birthday (Nov 1) and do you know, there are *still* 2 pink lines, LOL!

Kimmie said...

Your daughter is beautiful-she indeed does have the biggest bluest eyes! Congrats on your pregnancy, may you enjoy every minute of it!

God bless your family!

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted
(come by and meet us, we love new friends!)

T*mmy said...

The girls look so cute...looks like Kayla took to the fireworks better than our cat did...yeowwww!!
:)

Mike said...

Happy birthday, Kayla. My 1-year old, too, is having his birthday this week.

"How old are you?" I ask my 1-year old.

"Two," he shouts, showing me one finger.

Oh well.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

Mauzy said...

Congrats! and if I don't connect at the 3 year milestone, happy birthday BBE!

Omaha Mama said...

I love those headbands! I have a little one turning four in a couple of weeks you know...

It's unbelievable!!!

Barb said...

It's hard to believe she's already going to be 4. That sounds so big!

And I'm still just as tickled as I can be for you (#5).

Christina said...

Great things as usual.
I love th pic with Kayla and Joey, they lpook so much a like in that photo.

Alycia said...

Congratulations Michelle!!! I was so excited to have some time to visit your place, read your posts and then be so surprised by your last picture :) We are lifting you all up in prayer!

P.S. Tag your it...no pressure to particpate though :)

Renee's Ramblings said...

Very cute photos; Kayla is such a beautiful girl! Wonderful list of gratitudes. Have a good week and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Tammy and Parker said...

Such a great week! And a 4 year old! Too much fun!

Jennisa said...

I can't believe it took me this long to get over here and see this announcement! CONGRATS! So happy for you!