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Thankful Thursday Week 52/52

As we reflect on a year unlike any other, I want to take a moment to send the warmest of holiday wishes to each and every one of you. This year has tested us all in so many ways. Tested what it means to truly work together for the greater good. Tested our bonds, tested our mental strength. Tested our resilience. Most of us have seen heartbreak this year. Most of us have experienced loss. Most of us are probably still hurting and while we can’t be together this year in person we can hold strong knowing we are all in this together. We can all have our own quiet moment of remembrance for those we lost this year. For those we lost in years past. We can all hold our core families a little tighter. We can leave our pj’s on all day tomorrow and clean up the mess another day. Allow yourself to enjoy the quiet that is this Christmas.

Merry Christmas friends I’m thankful we made it! ❤️🎄❤️🎄

Thankful Thursday Week 51/52

It’s been a tough week. I’m fighting to keep my Christmas spirit despite all of the restrictions and stuff!

I did however find some spirit while making a gingerbread house with Jacob and decorating sugar cookies together!!

I’m so thankful for these little moments with him ❤️

Thankful Thursday Week 50/52

We had a Pre-Christmas family night last night. This little gift has been wrapped since mid November and Jacob has been stewing about when to open it! Last night was his decision! We skipped the pizza plan and ordered White spot take out and then ripped open the gift and built our LEGO wreath!! We capped off the evening with a new Christmas book!! It was such a fun way to spend the evening together!! This brought me joy! For that I’m thankful 🎄🎄🎄🎅🏻🎅🏻🦌⛄️❄️

Thankful Thursday Week 48/52

It’s that time of week again friends! I’ve been busy creating lots the past few months. Christmas signs, decorations and most recently wreaths.

Yesterday we went for a drive and picked up a wreath kit at Floral support. It was so nice to create our wreath cozy at home. Normally I take the wreath class with Surrey parks and rec but obviously due to covid that was a no go!

We had left over wreath supplies so we made a second one and walked in the rain to Grandma and Grandpa’s! We hung it on their door and rang the door bell … they got to visit briefly through the glass. My Mom was so excited to see us then she was in tears as we left. But shortly after returning home she called us and was so happy she got to see Jacob and told me how much she loves her wreath. For that I’m thankful.

Thankful Thursday Week 46/52

Don’t expect others to always support your choices but do not let their opinions change how you feel about your choices. You will never be able to see yourself through their eyes, so see yourself through your own eyes and don’t waste your time trying to make everyone else happy. Do what you need to do to take care of yourself. Make you happy.

Be supportive not over bearing. Be kind but firm. Tread lightly and love fully. 

Remind yourself that everyone gets to make their own choices, their own mistakes, your triumphs are your own. Make your own choices and own them. You don’t have to justify your choices but you have to accept the outcome of your choices. 

Life never turns out quite how you thought it should but that doesn’t mean it isn’t exactly how it’s supposed to be.

I’m thankful that I didn’t have to answer the phone this morning. That nothing in me felt the need to justify my choices to a man who treated me so poorly. I’m thankful that those closest to me all had the same reaction when they saw the number on the phone. A reaction somewhere between WTF and anger. I’m thankful that time of my life no longer has any control over me.

Thankful Thursday Week 45/52

Hello November ❄️

Can we believe it’s November?!? I’m happy to report the kids absolutely loved Halloween at home! We were busy most of the day with activities and fun!!

Now that Halloween is done ive fully switched my mindset to all festive all the time!!! I even baked Christmas cookies!! I couldn’t help myself!

We ventured to Potters on Monday to see their beautiful Christmas display and do a little Christmas shopping!! I’m so thankful to get to spend this holiday season with my boys and getting to embrace all the season has to offer!

Thankful Thursday Week 44/52

Spooky season is almost over!! We’ve been embracing the Halloween season and are looking forward to a Halloween at home! Due to Covid we won’t be trick or treating but instead have planned some fun activities for the kids! We’ve got a piñata, candy hunt, pumpkin carving and a wiener roast planed!

I’m thankful Mother Nature has been blessing us with some beautiful weather and that it looks like Halloween will be clear!!

Thankful Thursday Week 42/52

Mid October is upon us! It’s pretty quiet around here. We’ve been home Nanaimo for a couple days and are setting back into a routine.

Today I’m Thankful for our cozy home. The renovations have taken much longer than expected but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I love how everything has come together and I love how cozy it is! I’ve really enjoyed crafting my own little touches!