Blessings

On this page I want to keep a running list of my blessings. When I can I will add my blessings, a moment, event, story, or memory that I am thankful for. I know that not all days will be wonderful, and on those days, I want to be able to come back and remember how GREAT my life really is.

September 5, 2011: Today I am thankful for my husband, I missed Eric a lot this weekend. It was so nice to come home and get to snuggle with him after Tucker went to bed early and easily.

September 6, 2011: Today I am thankful that Tucker didn’t cry when I dropped him off at daycare. He smiled and waved goodbye at me…makes me a happy mom knowing he’s happy where he is today.

September 7, 2011: Today I am thankful for Miss Sam at Tucker’s daycare. He adores her! It’s such a great feeling that when you can’t be with your child, they’re with someone that they love and that loves them back just as much. It’s a great day when my heart isn’t breaking leaving daycare.

September 8, 2011: Today I am thankful for laughter. Last night the hours just flew by laughing and swapping life stories. We were very productive on our projects but just couldn’t get them quite finished, and they’re not as pretty as the ones from the website, but the memories that were created were priceless…I love a good laugh.

September 9, 2011: Today I am thankful for Fridays and the upcoming weekend.

September 10, 2011: Today I am thankful for sunshine. It is a beautiful day to tie dye all things OWENge.

September 11, 2011: Today I am thankful for the unity and awesomeness that tragedy can bring. I pray for peace and healing for everyone affected by the terrorist attacks 10 years ago today. “one nation under God.”

September 12, 2011: Today I am thankful for the opportunity to do nothing for 15 minutes. It was silent, just sat and relaxed with Tucker sleeping and bogey snuggled on my lap. Those times of nothingness can be so therapeutic. It’s okay to do nothing sometimes – I’m a busy working woman, wife and mom – we all deserve it sometimes.

September 13, 2011: Today I am thankful for grandparents. It was grandparents day at Tucker’s daycare and all his came and even his Great Giea! They all got their own room for lunch.

September 14, 2011: Today I am thankful for bad days. Today is just an eicky day – it started off bad and hasn’t really gotten much better – without the bad could you really know how good the good is?

September 15, 2011: Today I am thankful for understanding.

September 16, 2011: Today I am thankful for a good nights sleep I got before we march for Owen.

September 17, 2011: Today I am thankful for OWENge. I am so proud to have been a co-captain for the OWENge warrior walkers. It will never be orange again.

September 18, 2011: Today I am thankful for my father in law, Jim. He is such a blessing – we celebrated his birthday today, he gives us so much to be thankful for…he’s an amazing man, husband, father, father-in-law, and now grandfather. We adore him! Happy Birthday Jim (:

September 19, 2011: Today I am thankful for my brand new Bakerilla Cake Pop Cookbook. A FB friend of mine told me that it was only $8.95 at LTD! I’m super pumped…FYI everyone you’re getting a cake pop bouquet for Christmas this year (:

September 20, 2011: Today I am thankful for my mom. She’s so great. My umbilical cord has never been able to stretch too far.

September 21, 2011: Today I am thankful for this list. It was a shitty day. It’s nice to go back and read better ones.

September 23, 2011: Today I am thankful for good friends and the opportunity to have McManigal Photography capture this stage of tucker’s life.

September 24, 2011: Today I am thankful for meat. We had the best beef tenderloin for dinner tonight.

September 25, 2011: Today I am thankful for impromptu plans that turn into super fun nights with great friends.

September 26, 2011: Today I am thankful for my unplanned day off with Tucker. He’s sick but uber snuggly today. I love baby snuggles.

September 27, 2011: Today I am thankful for my in-laws and mom. They help sooo much with Tucker. We are so lucky that they take time out of their busy lives to spend time with him. How do people make it without a Jim & Bunny or Crystal?

September 28, 2011: Today I am thankful for date night with my husband and my awesome family! It’s great to be a Wisconsin Fan this year! The Brewer game was so much fun! Thanks Uncle Steve for the opportunity to buy the tickets…they were awesome seats!

September 29, 2011: Today I am thankful for our house. We have problems with it, like any other house in the world, but I love it. It was Eric’s granny’s house, and I can feel the love and memories that were built in each stone. I feel so blessed to be able to live in our house.

September 30, 2011: Today I am thankful for good deals. I am a deal seeker and I found a great deal to make my thank you card for the people who donated to Tucker and I for the Al’s Run/Walk for CHW.

September 31 & October 1, 2011: Today I am thankful for the opportunity to hear God’s word from remarkable women and a man at the Women of Faith conference at the Bradley Center. I really didn’t want to get in my car on Friday night and drive all the way downtown to get home late, but I sure am glad I did. It was a remarkable night and weekend. Thank you to my mom, sister, aunt, grandma, and cousin for making it a wonderful time that strengthened and nourished my soul and faith. God is great, we have so much to be thankful for.

October 2, 2011: Today I am thankful for the way Tucker adapts to a day that is different from most weekend days. He’s such a good baby.

October 3, 2011: Today I am thankful for sleep…I may jinx it but we’ve been going on 12 hour night sleep streaks with Tucker. I can prolly say goodbye to those now that I posted it, eh?

October 4, 2011: Today I am thankful for LeAnne. I love that she and I work together…my sister is really my very best girlfriend ever.

October 5, 2011: Today I am thankful for the generosity of my dad and the company. Our annual employee Thank You cookout was dynamite!

October 6, 2011: Today I am thankful for Eric, we have been limiting water usage and the dishes have been piling up…Eric to the rescue. I had no ambition to do them, I fell asleep on the couch, and wa-la they were done when I woke up at 1 am. I love my husband.

October 7, 2011: Today I am thankful for the summer weather in October…we are LOVING it!!

October 8, 2011: Today I am thankful for a little bit of time with just me and E…we don’t get that enough. I love being an Auntie!

October 9, 2011: Today I am thankful for this entire day…it was family day with Eric home with us all day!

October 10, 2011: Today I am thankful for the way today’s chaos doesn’t seem to stress me out, I know when it’s too much for me – I put it in God’s hands and pray. He will help me deal.

October 11, 2011: Today I am thankful for the giggles I had at lunch with my mom and Tucker. It was really really fun…just a couple of moments has left a smile on my face for hours!

October 12, 2011: Today I am thankful for the beautiful fall weather…it’s just wonderful, got a photo opp for Tucker’s 10 month pictures (:

October 13, 2011: Today I am thankful for lunch with someone who I trust completely and the opportunity for new things.

October 14, 2011: Today I am thankful that’s its Friday and I have a fun filled weekend ahead!

October 15, 2011: Today I am thankful for new adventures…zipping across a beautiful forest with family and new friends

October 16, 2011: Today I am thankful for a good group of kids to lead in Children’s Church

October 17, 2011: Today I am thankful for the beginning of a new week.

October 18, 2011: Today I am thankful for McDonald’s Diet Coke. Best. Husband. Ever.

October 19, 2011: Today I am thankful for donut day at work. My vanilla long john was yummy (:

October 20, 2011: Today I am thankful for time with good friends on a yucky day

October 21, 2011: Today I am thankful for Teen Challenge. The stories I heard tonight were inspiring.

October 22, 2011: Today I am thankful for time out of the house with my sister and a giggly fun baby

October 23, 2011: Today I am thankful for my girls…the McC family who I love sooooo much! Congrats E McC!

October 24, 2011: Today I am thankful for being able to get Tucker into the nurse practitioner who diagnosed his first ear infection. He’s on medicine and doing better!

October 25, 2011: Today I am thankful for McManigal Photography….I’m picking up the CD with all Tucker’s 9 month pictures! I CAN’T wait to see them!!!!!!

October 26, 2011: Today I am thankful for the flexibility to leave with baby emergencies and have bosses and co-workers understand.

October 27, 2011: Today I am thankful for the beautiful fall day…although I didn’t get to enjoy too much of it, what I did get to enjoy was great.

October 28, 2011: Today I am thankful for our godchildren. They bring smiles to our hearts.

October 29, 2011: Today I am thankful for chaotic days that fly by.

October 30, 2011: Today I am thankful for my new niece. She’s precious, tiny and a beautiful blessing for the gitters (:

October 31, 2011: Today I am thankful for the safe arrival home of my mom, sister and cousin.

November 1, 2011: Today I am thankful for a new month and the 30 Day Giving Challenge

November 2, 2011: Today I am thankful for my cousin Tricia.  She’s always there to lend a helping hand.  My family is so great.

November 3, 2011: Today I am thankful for a down night, nothing too exciting, just time with my favorite boys in the world, Eric – Tucker – Bogey

November 4, 2011: Today I am thankful for a good dinner with good friends!

November 5, 2011: Today I am thankful for the privilege of being part of the triplets birthday party.  It was an honor to be part of such a special day.

November 6, 2011: Today I am thankful for a really good group of kids for Children’s Church and my special helper Dani.

November 7, 2011: Today I am thankful for my morning joe.  I love my coffee.

November 8, 2011: Today I am thankful for a pretty speedy council meeting.  We were very efficient (:

November 9, 2011: Today I am thankful for our first show of snow!  It’s Ugg season in WI!!!

November 10, 2011: Today I am thankful for the Bissing Boys – Happy 1st Birthday Logan, Owen, and Weston.  Getting to know you Logan and Weston and learning about you Owen has really been a treasure for me and my family!

November 11, 2011: Today I am thankful for the best slow cooker recipe ever!  Yummy Creamy Italian Chicken with Italian Diced Tomatoes (:

November 12, 2011: Today I am thankful for right where we are, today I saw lots of babies, younger and older than Tucker.  I love this stage and am not missing those of the past and am not quite prepared for the ones that lie ahead.

November 13, 2011: Today I am thankful for my sister.  It’s her birthday.  I’m so grateful my mom didn’t get rid of her and give me a dog when I was 4.  I honestly don’t know how girls make it through life without a sister!

November 14, 2011: Today I am thankful for the way Tucker is able to better communicate everyday.

November 15, 2011: Today I am thankful for Photoshop Actions, they have allowed me to make some of the COOLEST effects with very minimal effort!

November 16, 2011: Today I am thankful for making Jaden’s feelings book – it gave me a huge laugh.  He’s such a sweet kid and I feel so blessed to know him.

November 17, 2011: Today I am thankful for a day off, it was busier than a day at work, but we accomplished a lot considering we had Tucker and the triplets out and about.

November 18, 2011: Today I am thankful for playing cars with my niece.  She’s such a fun and wonderful little girl.

November 19, 2011: Today I am thankful for getting to be a Little Warrior.  I wear that badge with such pride and honor.

November 20, 2011: Today I am thankful for the opportunity to work with the SoTH youth.  I had a GREAT time working with the kids for the Christmas program.

November 21, 2011: Today I am thankful for the loudest, funniest, cutest giggles Tucker has ever belted out…it was the sound of pure and utter joy.  What a great blessing.

November 22, 2011: Today I am thankful for my little cousin who came over to help me finish the Thanksgiving Turkey crafts.  They turned out super cute (:

November 23, 2011: Today I am thankful for K-Love’s encouraging words of the day, “Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything.  Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”  – Philippians 4:6

**I apologize for the lack of daily blessings…I have been INSANELY busy with life, work, and party planning.  There have been TOOOO many blessings to count and know that God is great and continues to bless our family in a million ways.  But the hiatus is over – back to blessings.

December 10, 2011: Today I am thankful for my in-laws, Jim & Bunny, who we celebrated (and kept it a surprise!) today.  Their 40 years of wedded bliss is an inspiration to us all!  I am so blessed to have them in my life and to learn from their shining examples of a true Christian marriage.

December 11, 2011: Today I am thankful for the oh my goodness wonderful brunch at the Fox ‘n’ Hounds and time with our family!  We are so blessed!

December 12, 2011: Today I am thankful for a busy day it just flew by!

December 13, 2011: Today I am thankful for our Tucker James.  One year ago at 6:51 pm he was born.  He has been the most amazing gift I’ve ever been given.  He has enriched my life and given me a new reason to smile everyday.  I am also thankful that our house didn’t burn down and all his finger tips are still in tact after the cupcake disaster that was his birthday dinner.

December 14, 2011: Today I am thankful for our clean storage areas.  Eric worked really hard today and we can actually walk into our storage areas now that he installed shelves and put things away!

December 15, 2011: Today I am thankful for another fast fast day of work.  The days are just flying by right now!

December 16, 2011: Today I am thankful for sooo many things, but first off I am thankful for my husband – it’s his birthday.  He is such a trooper being ok with me celebrating my bday early with my mom and 2 friends with The Story concert in IL.  I love my husband.

December 17, 2011: Today I am thankful for the time to finish the last minute details for Tucker’s birthday Par-Tee and the chance to snuggle with Tucker before bed and watch The Story of Saint Nicholas – Veggie Tales that Auntie LeAnne bought him.  It was a GREAT movie!

December 18, 2011: Today I am thankful for my Tuckey-roo, today we celebrated his 1st birthday with all our family and friends.  We are so beyond blessed.  A special thank you to those who brought food – Aunt Mary, Bunny & Jim, Aunt Barb, Tiffany, DJ, LeAnne, Mom & Dad.  Thank you to Mel for the golf ball cake pops, The Amazing Buschkes for Tucker’s cake and the delicious cookies.  Thank you Danielle for helping me in a ton of little ways, Tiffany, Aunt Mary, Jim & Bunny for helping set up, LeAnne, Matt, Aunt Mary, Mike and Trish for helping clean up and load everything, and a very special Thank You again to Aunt Mary who did a thousand little things this week to make this party extra super special for everyone who is there.  I can’t wait to write about this in his baby book!

2012

January 26, 2012: Today I am thankful for reality.  It was a tough flight home this week, but getting back into the swing of things was seamless.  I loved being loved and missed by my baby.  I’m glad he remembered who I was!

January 27, 2012: Today I am thankful for wonder cold and flu drugs.  That’s what we get for going on an overbooked flight to Milwaukee.  But drugs made it all better.

January 28, 2012: Today I am thankful for lunch with my boys…I adore my boys.

January 29, 2012: Today I am thankful for the abundance that God provides…we had some amazing soups at the Annual SoTH meeting

January 30, 2012: Today I am thankful for my sister…how do people make it without a sister – she’s the best Auntie and Sister anyone could ask for!

January 31, 2012: Today I am thankful for a busy day at work…it flew by!

May 01, 2012: Today I am thankful for my family…what a great lunch I had with my  mom, sister, grandma, brother and Tucker!

May 13, 2012: Today I am thankful for the always-giving gift of motherhood.  It’s weekends like these that I sit and stop to give thanks to God for my life, my blessings, my family and my friends.  I have so many blessings and being a mother is the hardest and most rewarding job God has given me.  I give thanks for my mom, mother-in-law, and grandma – who are blessings in my life.

August 1, 2013:  Today I am tired.  But I am thankful that I am tired because my kids want more time with me even though they need sleep.  I am grateful for all my friends and family who are trying to help me be strong and establish good sleeping habits for my kids.  Being a mom is hard but God didn’t give us the hardest job without the very best rewards to go along with them.

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