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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home again {day 354}



I had an amazing time at camp but I am SO thankful to be home and snuggling with my sweet hubs and pup. I am also grateful for my welcome home gift which I am excited to read and am told is meant to encourage me to “stay on the couch (reading) and never leave.” love my hubby.

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snuggles, old friend and laughter {day 342}


I woke up to this pup laying his head on my shoulder. He is my second favorite snuggler to wake up to. 🙂
I also got to see an old friend tonight and spent a few hours reminiscing, chatting and laughing a lot.
I’m grateful for good beginnings and ends to this day.

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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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tradition {day 278}


I am grateful for my last night of my twenties, which was spent snuggling my loves. I am also grateful for silly but wonderful traditions like the sweet hubs getting feel better chocolate when I’m sick and anxiously awaiting midnight so he can officially wish me a happy (30th–yikes!) birthday. such a cute hubs.

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sick day #742 {day 240}

okay, the title may be a *slight* exaggeration, but man, being sick is BORING.
So today I’m grateful for these things that either comforted or amused me.

get well notes from sweet hubs on the bathroom mirror.

this guy who loves snuggling more than life itself, and who spent a good amount of time chasing the light from a laser pointer around our backyard at very high speeds. it was pretty funn

and for my hubby’s willingness to feed my marker addiction so I could make these




they aren’t masterpieces or anything, but I enjoyed working on them while under (doctor, not judge, ordered) house arrest.

also in HUGE and exciting news, Miss Harlow got to go home today!! She has been really anxious to be home, so I am grateful that she’s snuggled up in her own cozy bed tonight. Right now it’s sounding like they’ll be home for a few-several days while waiting on pathology results, and then for the tumor board to meet and come up with a plan. Once those things happen, the next steps (beginning treatment) will likely happen very quickly. Please keep praying for all those pieces for Harlow and her sweet family.