fostering a grateful spirit

"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely." -Roald Dahl

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snuggly day {day 314}

I am thankful for a day spent like this




playing and snuggling sweet friends and littles (don’t those teeny tiny toes just kill you?!? so stinking cute!)

and for a day that ended safely back at home like this

snuggling with the hubs

and, of course, our pup.

what was your best part today?

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squishy baby snuggles {day 313}




Today I am grateful for squishy baby snuggles. I drove to Indy to visit Jen and Ben and their littles, and I’ve had a great time hanging out with them, laughing with Maya and sharing squishy newborn baby snuggles with precious little Hannah. Here’s to friends who become family. 🙂

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birthday girl {day 290}


today I am grateful for this girl, who also happens to be 30 today! I’m thankful for her friendship, her heart, and for her support through the best and the hardest days of my life. I don’t know what I would do without her. Happy birthday, Jen, I’m so glad you were born!!


happy birthday, sweet hubs! {day 228} (late)








I am beyond grateful for my best friend and an extra chance to celebrate him. he had to work, but we still made a pretty good day of it. I found a gluten free bakery near his office, so I grabbed some cupcakes and lunch and visited him at the office. after he got home we had some wine, made dinner, ate our first gluten free cake, opened presents and hung out together. it was wonderful to have a day set aside to remind sweet hubs how special he is and how glad I am to have him!

do you have any birthday traditions? I want to hear them!

sweet friends {day 151}

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feeling super blessed today. went to bed last night to find this:

so lucky to have a husband who goes out of his way to make me feel loved.

also so grateful for an unexpected visit from my sweet friends jen and ben, and their little cutie.


loved visiting with them, snuggling maya and enjoying her throw-back-her-head belly laugh. such a sweet and unexpected blessing today.

what’s the best surprise you’ve had lately?

care {day 114}

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today I am grateful for a care package from my best friend, jen. mail is fun, and care packages are even more fun! it’s nice to know that I am being though of, prayed for, and cared for from afar. I also was blessed with a visit from aubree, who hung out and brought us a delicious dinner. we watched a movie, talked and laughed, and dreamed together about the future. I feel very blessed.