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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Grains of Gratitude

I wish we didn't have these time changes twice a year...can't we just leave the time well enough alone? :) It's hard losing an hour; it makes the day pass so much quicker. I can't believe it's already 3:30.

So my gratitude list for the past week:

1. Grateful we had a couple more meals delivered to us by the ladies from MOPS. I'm so grateful they did this for us.

2. I'm grateful my mom and aunt arrived for a week-long visit. They've been making dinners and making extra dinners to freeze for after they leave and Joe goes back to work. That will be so nice to pull a meal out of the freezer when I'm just too frazzled to cook!

3. Lucas had his 2-wk check up (already!) and I'm grateful he's gaining weight. We struggled so much with weight gain with Kayla and it was very stressful, she wasn't even back at her birth weight by her 2-wk check up. What a difference with Lucas! He was 8lbs 6oz at his appt (7lbs 8oz at birth), so I'm relieved that he's growing.

4. We all went out yesterday (well except Joe as he stayed home to study for his promotion test on Fri) and found out K-Mart was having a big baby sale. Clothes were 40% off the sale prices so we were able to buy quite a few outfits and long-sleeve onesies for Lucas at really low prices.

5. I'm grateful for these 2 blessings God has given me:









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40 comments:

K.T. is Mommatude said...

Oh what a great grains of gratitude!!!You have THE most adorable children!!!

andria said...

The pictures are adorable! Especially the last one. That's a framer.

Karen said...

Beautiful without a doubt. Michelle, you always make me smile and encourage me to be thankful - your Grains of Gratitude and your thankful joyful heart are an inspiration. Your children are so lovely and you're looking like a Hot Mama too :-)

LauraJ said...

Hard to believe you had a baby! Motherhood becomes you! :D

Mama Mia said...

You look great! They are two adorable blessings!

Katie said...

Oh Michelle, what a lovely grains of gratitude!
I love that last photo! Look at Kayla's proud big sister smile :)
And little Lucas is so beautiful! (cluck cluck..)
You look amazing, i cant believe you just had a baby!
xoxo

Much More Than A Mom said...

Are you sure you just had a baby? You look fabulous!

Cate said...

I don't even think I've said congratulations yet, so CONGRATULATIONS!

And those pictures are great. All three of you are beautiful!

Ladyblog said...

Cute pics. He looks a lot like you!! Kayla looks so sweet with her little brother.
~Rebecca

Penny said...

Your children are just beautiful!

About the boy diaper thing....I think just make extra sure that the diaper fits very snug around the legs. The little thing moves around and then you have the leaks. I also found that Huggies work best for boys

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

I love the picture of the 3 of you...How great your family is visiting...I wish you a great week.

Melody and Doug said...

Your children are sooooooooooo adorable!! I am so glad Lucas is gaining weight.

amy flege said...

you got some great deals it sounds like! gotta love that!! your family is beautiful!

Nisa said...

Meesh, you look so beautiful in these pictures! I also really love all the other ones too. Kayla looks so happy holding Lucas. Rhi and Nate think the baby is just adorable!!
Glad he's gaining weight too!
love you!

Sandra said...

Love the photos :)

Kacey Bode said...

Awww, those pictures are so cute!!! Especially the last, you can really tell that Kayla is a proud big sister!!!

Carolie said...

Your children are so beautiful!

Michelle, I really love your blog. I don't even remember how I found you, but I added you to my "to read" list, and I am so grateful. Your "Grains of Gratitude" posts, the photos of your beautiful children, your recipes, your cheerfulness...you and your blog have made such a big impact on my life! So often, when I'm down, your posts (especially photos of Kayla or your "Grains of Gratitude" posts) cheer me up immeasurably.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

They sure are your two blessings from God. I love the pictures! You have two very beautiful kids.You look great in the pictures too! I'm glad to hear he is gaining weight.
take care.
love ya,
mimi

Anonymous said...

^_^ awe! they are so adorable!
...i'm flying out there sometime this summer when i'm not taking classes!!

~Melissa~ said...

You have such wonderful Grains of Gratitude - I usually end up reading them on Monday and it gives me a good perspective for the beginning of my week.

Beautiful pictures - you all look fabulous!!

Joy said...

You all look amazing! He is so adorable. Glad you have great family and friends taking care of your meals. I know it helps so much!

Nancy said...

Beautiful photos. Sigh... :)

Killlashandra said...

Those are wonderful pictures of K- holding him! I'm glad she's so happy with her brother. Glad there was a sale at kmart. Can't go wrong there at all. :) And that's wonderful news he's gaining weight. I fretted about that alot too. All really good news.

Sarah said...

such sweet pictures!
Sarah

Lori4squaremom said...

Michelle,

My kiddos were wondering if Baby Lucas has "big blueberry eyes" like Miss Kayla does. They LOVE seeing the pictures on your blog and seeing the little stories of fun things that Kayla is up to :)

Blessings!

Corey~living and loving said...

sooooooooooooo much to be grateful for....but the last TWO! sigh.....you are a lucky lucky lady. :)

Christina said...

I absolutely LOVE that last picture...And the second picture of the three of you guys, SO sweet!

schatzila said...

They are the most precious, precious children...you are truly blessed....not to mention how great you look for just having a baby:-)

Connie

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog very much - I look forward to it every day. I have a son with brain damage, a daughter who is typical and a niece who has Down Syndrome. Needless to say, I really know each child is is a wonderful blessing and unique in their contributions to the family and the community. Your children are beautiful. I wish everyone would realize what a unique little precious piece of humanity each child is. Now that my children are grown, your blog helps me remember all the wonderful years of my little ones childhood. Thank you. For encouragement - the best is yet to come. I wish I realized how good it is to have grown children when mine were little. It seems that I worried all the time. I still worry but also thoroughly enjoy the individuals they have become. It is so worth all the years you spend to do your best to get them to adulthood.

chelle said...

w00t for sales, mom & sister too!!!

Beautiful pictures! Glad Lucas is doing so well.

The Adoption Of William said...

Wonderful! Your kids are beautiful!

With Love,

Jen-William's Mom

Glo said...

Precious photos and memories. Can't believe it been two weeks.

cookie said...

Now that the rush has past I am making the rounds and saying "hello" to my fellow OWOH bloggers. What a fun place to visit. You've had a lot of excitement since I visited last.
Your photos are wonderful, and it is obvious from your list that you appreciate just how blessed you are.

Sending you wishes for more blessings, happiness and joy.

Lianna said...

OH my goodness, your pictures of you and your beautiful, and I mean absolutely beeee-ooooo-teeee-ful family, are wonderful to see. You look GREAT, Michelle!!! I am so happy that Joe is there with you and that he is taking in the love of his whole family. *hugs*

Beck said...

What beautiful kids! I'm so glad that Lucas is doing well - I know what a relief that is!

Shelley said...

Beautiful photoes - Lucas looks like he has started growing already!!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Michelle you really are lovely. With parents like you and Joe it's no wonder that Kayla & Lucas are so adorable. And I'm certain that they be as beautiful on the inside as well.

Take good care of yourself.

Kari said...

You look fantastic!

Renee's Reading Corner said...

What a great gratitude list! The pictures are so precious!

Renee'
http://rmboys2.wordpress.com/

Debbie said...

What sweet pictures! Man, you look GREAT for 2 weeks postpartum!