Friday, November 22, 2013

30 Days of Thankful: Week 3

Hello!  I can't believe we're already onto our third week of  30 Days of Thankful month long project!  I you haven't caught Week 1 and Week 2, this is a project I am joining in with through Cathy Zielske and using her 6X4 templates, as well as linking to her latest Gratitude Friday.
I used to have a monthly scrapbook date at Archiver's with friend Jill, that I met through our sorority's alumnae group.  Any other Kappa Delta's out there?  She moved with her husband to Boston and we've been missing our time together.  We finally tried out using Skype to video chat and scrapbook together.  It worked out great and now we plan to restart our monthly dedicated scrapbook time!
My husband and I got two kitties the year we moved to Santa Fe, NM and they've now been part of our family for eight years.  Both are quite loveable, but one is a lap cat and I can't tell you how handy it is when you have a kiddo who wants to love on and hold that kitty and the kitty actually likes it!
Last year our town had a tornado come through and it did a lot of damage to the neighborhood just across the street from ours.  That was truly a close call!  Even though our home was unaffected, my daughter has vivid memories of it and loud bad storms scare her.  The conditions were right for one again but there weren't any in our area, thank goodness!  Now that I can get over being thankful for that, I am also thankful that we didn't have to deal with the inconvenience of a power outage.  Several of our friends did loose for a day or more.
My daughter has always been very snugly and loves hugs and holding my hand.  My toddler, not so much.  But within the last month or so he has really taken to wanting to sit on my lap for stories, playing, and watching his preschool videos.  My heart melts when he pulls my arms around him and when he calls me for his goodnight.
There are definitely days when having to plan and coordinate Daisy and now Brownie meetings for my daughter's Girl Scout troop is something I'd really like to give up!  But once we are at meetings I am always reminded how wonderful this time really is.  Not only do I get a special activity with my daughter but I also am enthused and reinvigorated by the girls seeing how they create and interpret our badge activities.
My son started speech therapy last spring and has really taken off this fall.  He met all his first round of goals and has doubled his vocabulary since September and now has 100 words.  Our speech therapist has been a wonderful resource for us too, she has lots of suggestions for how to work with him that have been very helpful. 

Day 21 will be a picture of my friends at a Mom's Night Out.  I just haven't taken it yet at the time of writing this post.  Headed out the door any minute!  Grateful for friendship, aren't we all :)

See you next week!


5 Friends Said:

dawn said...

What wonderful things to be thankful for this week. I enjoyed them all. That's great to hear about the last one and that your safe even after the bad wind storm and last years too. I love that you had a Skype scrapping session, so cool!!
Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Great pages. Love that you skied your friend to scrapbook. My friend and I chat on the phone at least one hour every week. I think we need to look into skyping to scrap.

Candice Joanna said...

Beautiful pages and thankful thoughts! What a cool idea to host a Skype scrapbooking session- sounds like a great way to connect with a friend and spend time on your crafting hobby!

Cheri said...

Beautiful pages - you definitely found a lot to be grateful for - I so miss toddler cuddles - mine are all grown up!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Isn't Skype just the coolest thing ever? It's really nice that you and your friend will be able to scrapbook together via Skype!

I really enjoyed your thankful pages again this week, Katie. Your little cat is so sweet - I miss having a cat that enjoys being picked up and/or being a lap cat. Our current cat does not go for that!

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