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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Grains of Gratitude

Before I get to my list of things from last week I'm grateful for, I want to say a very Happy Anniversary to my grandparents today. They've been married 57 years! So...happy anniversary Grandma and Pa...we love you!

1. I mentioned I had my OB appt on Mon; and I was going to vent that I was in the waiting room for about 1.5 hrs. I didn't go up to the front to ask what was going on because I thought maybe someone got called away for a delivery or something, I was trying to be understanding, but it was pretty frustrating. Anyway, I decided to find something to be grateful for instead of thinking of all the things I could have been doing during that time. I was able to just sit and read a book! For an hour and a half I had nothing to worry about and I could just take a break and read.

2. I'm grateful Joe and I were able to go see another movie (National Treasure 2). I was also able to use the free passes I won at a base event right after Joe left. It was nice to have a date with him before this little one arrives!

3. I'm grateful we (well mostly Joe!) were able to clean out/organize the outside storage closet and shed. It really helped to just get rid of a lot of stuff and find the baby items we're going to need. I was able to get everything washed yesterday - and most of my hospital bag packed!

4. I'm grateful Joe had these few weeks off since coming back from his deployment. It's been really nice having him at home helping out with everything. We get back to reality next week when he goes back to work though!

5. I'm grateful for the blueberry pancakes he made this morning - they sure hit the spot and were yummy! It's nice having him here making Sunday breakfast again :)

6. I'm 37 weeks!






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45 comments:

StephthefutrRxDr said...

You look great! Those pics are beautiful I ESPECIALLY love that last one of all three (four) of you, Kayla's face is priceless! I bet she's getting real excited about this new little baby coming, she's gonna be such a good big sister. Also congrats on getting all that work done, it must feel great.

Omaha Mama said...

That family picture is so great. You will treasure that. I was thinking how awesome that will be in both kids' scrapbooks, if you do scrapbooks! :-)

Take care and get lots of rest.

Karen said...

Those are great pics. As always you look like Model Pregnant Mum! Kayla's expression is awesome in the bottom pic, that excitement and wonder about what is in the tum. So glad you're getting all organised and it's all coming together - yay. Love the pic of you all together too.

Mama Mia said...

You have such a beautiful family! Kayla's going to be such a great big sister!

Corey~living and loving said...

Sounds like things are wonderful. that is great. :) love these pics. so much to treasure. :)

have a great week.

LauraJ said...

sweet sweett pictures! now i'm anxious to meet the little person!

Mommy Bee said...

Love that last picture of all of you! So precious! Keep us updated!

jessica said...

I love the pictures! Kayla's face in the last one is precious! Doesn't it feel good to have that hospital bag packed, lol!!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

WOW 57 years...that is awesome.

I love the pictures...what a beautiful family. You look wonderful.

Tammy and Parker said...

I'm grateful for the book you sent us!

*smooch*

And I LOVE that family shot!

Tammy and Parker

Pam said...

The family shot is my favorite, too. Precious!

Great perspective on the dr. visit as well. God gives us what we need, just when we need it . . .

Karen said...

I love the last two pictures! Kayla is just the cutest, and she seems so happy to have daddy home. And fascinated with that tummy. :)

Much More Than a Mom said...

I love that family photo!

rachel said...

Why couldn't I ever look that good at 37 weeks?!? You go girl!

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness; that last photo is PRICELESS. You need to blow that up really big. The look on Kayla's face...all three of you together... that adorable belly... it is too much goodness all in one photo! :)

amy flege said...

i had mayson at 37 weeks.. your time is coming girl!! iam so excited for you!!!

BrineS said...

G' Day! Greetings from The Land Down Under! I stopped by your blog to say "thanks" for participating in my Bloggy Giveaway! I will post the winner tomorrow.

Tracey said...

First, lovely list! But mainly, those pictures were really beautiful. I wish we'd done a family picture with each pregnancy...

Kerry said...

My favorite pic is the last one with Kayla looking at little Hermann or Priscilla LOL... she is so precious!

As We Sail... said...

You look cute pregnant.

Did you hear about the Down Syndrome women that were used as suicide bombers Friday in Baghdad? One more thing to be thankful for, that our children can grow up in this country.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I love the pictures! You have a beautiful family. And you are still the cutest pregnant woman I've ever seen :)

Beck said...

37 weeks! You look wonderful! (and I had the Baby at 37 weeks!)

Mindy said...

Aww you look beautiful and I love the look on Kayla's face. So glad Joe is home! and blueberry pancakes sound so good~

~Melissa~ said...

You look so beautiful!! Those pictures are my favorite I think, especially the last one. You are getting so close - and I'm so glad you are all together again.

Christina said...

Wow! Yopu look so great! When I was that pregnant I looked more like ahamster than a mom to be! And I did not have anyone making me yummy breakfasts (poor B did not have time to get up before I had eaten the whole kitchen).

Best of luck to you the next few days/weeks!

Every minute counts.... said...

I love the family picture!! I am so happy for all of you.

Noel

Sustenance Scout said...

Michelle, Beautiful photos and blog! Kayla's eyes truly are stunning. I'm visiting lots of new blogs today as I try to spread the word about Pam at Rhett's Journey and the difficulties her family is facing. She has a child with DS and a child with Asperger's. Feel free to check out my current post at http://www.sustenancescout.blogspot.com or check out Pam's updates at http://wwwrhettsjourney.blogspot.com. Thanks so much and best wishes always to you and your (growing!) family! Karen in Denver

Dena said...

CUTE family picture! You look AWESOME!!!! you didn't even get big! I can't wait to hear about the newest member! I can see the excitement in Kayla's eyes!

Sandra said...

Love all the pictures, you're looking great. You're 37 weeks, so it means the baby can come anytime now LOL

I can't wait, I'm so excited to find out if it's a boy or a girl :)

Sue said...

Oh I hate waiting like that. Usually though it was only when J came with me. :) Glad you got some reading time. Oh those pancakes sounds wondeful. You look great -love the family photo. Kayla looks so excited!

Me said...

Awww such lovely pics! And blueberry pancakes - lucky you! :)

Trace

andria said...

Love the pics.

I can't wait to hear the news about the new little one. You are so close!

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures. There just so sweet.I love Kayla's face in the last picture.I know you all are so excited to meet your new little one.
love,
mimi

Tarrah said...

37 weeks!? I bet your getting so excited. You look great and I just love these kinds of pictures. I can't wait to meet your new little one.

I'm glad you and Joe got to go out on a date too. Those times are so precious

Deborah said...

You are one beautiful mommy-in-waiting and the pictures of you, hubby and Kayla all together are priceless. I know you use your coupons whenever possible, but wanted to share a website with you for diapers with free shipping. Sometimes it's worth paying full price for something just to save yourself the effort of hauling them home from the grocery store. LOL Hope this comes in handy sometime down the road. Here is the URL http://astore.amazon.com/cheap-diapers-20

Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone else who has responded... loved all the pics but my favorite is the one of all of you!!! especially kayla smiling at the baby... :) love mom/grandma

Princess Morgan said...

Oh, what gorgeous pictures!!!! You are such a lovely woman & have a beautiful family. You are so blessed! I will pray for an easy delivery for you. You are in the homestretch

Pastormac's Ann said...

Wow Michelle! You're radiant! What a lovely pregnant lady you are!! How exciting that you're about to meet this little person. Enjoy last days before he/she make the grand arrival. Praying for you.

Faithfulmommy said...

Wow!! I've been hiding away for a while and i come back and your having a baby!!! Congrats!!! I am sooo excited for you!!

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

That last photo is priceless!!! Truly a treasure. Kayla's face says it all. Hey, if I lived nearer to you, I would love to practice with you guys for my photo class!!! Your pregnant tummy and Kayla would be great subjects (and Joe too of course)!!! Want to come to Texas? ha ha

Carrie! :o) said...

Look at that sweet family! Y'all are precious! Love your growing belly! I miss mine, believe it or not, LOL!

Renee's Reading Corner said...

Your pictures are wonderful! Great gratitude list as well. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Pregnancy looks so good on you! :)

And Kayla... could she look any more thrilled?!!

-Andrea

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

Your family is SO beautiful it brings tears to my eyes!!!

Melany aka Supermom said...

You look absolutely amazing! Wow!