Sunday, January 3, 2016

31 things I'm grateful for:


1: Remembering this time last year when I announced the joyful arrival of our baby!  

2: Women's Christmas breakfast at my church.

3: Ramona's milestones: Rolling over & starting to sit up!

4: A much needed break from school.

5: Working! I get a much needed break and get to put on another hat. I feel refreshed and excited to get home and see my loves.

6: Our flocked tree!!

7: Planning our trip to see my sister, her hubby and my nephew. It will be the first time Jonah meets Ramona!!

8: A lovely short sweet visit from my Dad. He really got to enjoy and soak up Ramona's blossoming personality, it  was such a joy to see!

9: Ramona's Dedication at church alongside some of my very close friends and their babies. Three of us were pregnant at the same time. So special to dedicate our babies to the Lord! We prayed for guidance & wisdom as parents to raise our babies and for the Lord's protection over them as they grow.  

10: Our First Christmas as a family of 3!!! How special it was to make our families traditional breakfast, open gifts under the tree together, watch Ramona as the candles were glowing at church on Christmas Eve... I can't imagine how special next year will be!

11: A good 4 mo appointment & a healthy growing skinny tall baby girl!

12: Rory and I's first date night since the birth of Ramona! Casino night company party! Real tables, open bar, food from many different cultures, and a dessert table to swoon over! How fun!!

13: The sweetest woman, Ally, at the tree farm we visited, giving us a discount because it's Mona's first Christmas and taking our photo and featuring us on their facebook.

( Ramona's face!)

14: Sleeping in till 10:00 am on a few occasions.
( after our 6:30 am feeding)

15: Lots of clothes donated to us for Ramona.

16:  Breastfeeding.

17: A working heater! It was 25* at night multiple times this last month! Burrr!

18: A sincere loving Christmas card from Rory.

19: The money to be able to book our tickets to Oregon...

20: & a really low fare from Fresno to Portland during decent times of the day!

21: Walking to my in-laws on Christmas day.

22: Rain!!!!

23: Andy Williams on Vinyl, Christmas morning.

24: Chilly walks around the neighborhood for sanity's sake!

25: Dutch baby, orange juice, fresh berries & hot coffee.

26: Consistent & reliable work for my husband.

27: A new budding friendship with Ivey.

28: Selling our Toyota Camry! 

29: Family dinner every Sunday at my Mother in Law's, down the street.

30: Thinking over this past year &

31: Looking towards 2016 & all the excitement that's ahead!

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