Saturday, December 14, 2013

Week In Review - Ten Things Of Thankful 28


Ten Things of Thankful


Lizzi, the wonderful host of the TToT, has written a whole list of ten thankfuls about this hop, and she couldn't me more right about it. Dedicating half an hour, or how ever long it may take each week to think about all the big and small things that have happened in my life has made a change to the better. And it is amazing how such a seemingly small thing in fact makes such a difference.

This week's thankfuls:

1. Witnessing my coworker singing at the company holiday party. Simply stunning!

2. Getting to witness following conversation between the girls 5:00 one morning in my bed:
V: I love you, Lily.
L: I love you, too, Violet!
V: You are my very best sister!!
L: Awwww, that's so cute of you, Sweetie!

3. Hubby being fabulous enough to go and buy My Little Pony coloring books at the store.

4. Decorating the tree together.

5. More baking.

6. Natural vanilla.

7. Lily teaching the ABC to Violet.

8. Once again Lily: The advent calendar in her kindergarten class contained a treat on Friday, but there wasn't enough for all the kids. She suggested to all that if everyone would share, there'd be enough for everyone. That is the spirit of the season, and I could not be more proud of this wonderful little girl!

9. Hubby being the most supportive and kind parter I could ask for. He goes along with so many of my whims and barely ever complains about my excentricities.

10. My wonderful neighbors who helped me with the grand holiday surprise for my wonderful hubby.



Wishing all of you a great weekend! And remember, if you're a fan of baking and delicious cookies, please join the Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap this Tuesday, December 17 here at Life, Unexpectedly!

30 comments:

  1. Stephanie, as always such a lovely list! I especially love the conversation of your kids and how Lily suggested to share the content of the advent calendar! Priceless!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Indeed it is. She's such a kind-hearted girl!

      Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. I love the conversation you overheard with your girls that early in the morning and I think that would have totally put a huge smile on my face, too (even being that early). Sounds like a great week for sure and wishing you a wonderful rest of the weekend and a great week ahead, too!! :)

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    1. Oh, it managed to melt my heart at 5am :-) It was definitely a great start into my day, even though I was quite tired ;-)

      Thanks so much, Janine, and have a great weekend with your beautiful family!

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  3. Awww, nothing is sweeter than siblings getting along, and it sounds like your children are best friends!

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    1. Isn't it, Kristi?? They do quibble on occasion, but at the end of the day, they just love each other.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Ohhh Lily and Violet are SO CUTE! What wonderful, beautiful, loving girls you have. I love to hear about their moments of adorableness.

    I'm so glad you're part of this :D

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    1. Thanks so much, Lizzi. Sometimes they just melt my heart to a puddle of loving-them-to-death :-) Hope you had a great start into the new week!

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  5. I so enjoy reading about your lovely girls. Such sweet souls they have.
    A grand holiday surprise?!?! Can't wait to hear the details!
    A holiday cookie swap? Oh, man. I can't wait to see that!

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    1. Please, please, please join, Christine!! I would hate being the only entry, I think that'd be depressing :-)

      It's a big surprise, and I can't wait to see his face, so excited!!

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  6. OMG what do you feed those little girls or is it in the water? Ive never seen such mutual loviness! WHat a special pair you have there! I hope I remember about tues... hmmm gotta send myself an email or something!

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    1. Well, Zoe, there are days when they spend hours to bug the heck out of each others for hours, take away their respective toys, yell at each other, etc. And then there are days like that, when adorable doesn't even come close to describe them :-)

      I hope you join the recipe swap! It'll going to go live sometime later tonight :-)

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  7. I am just in love with your girls right now! The conversation made me melt and I was finished off by Lily's sharing! Good for her and good for you!
    Supportive hubby's are definitely something to be thankful for! I have my quirks, too but my big guy doesn't seem to mind!

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    1. I was so proud of her when she told me the story. Sometimes she's definitely so far beyond her 5 years..

      I think being in a bitchy mood would be easier if I didn't realize realize how bitchy I am and the nice girl inside me didn't try so hard to get out again :-)

      Thanks a lot for stopping by, Sandy!

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  8. what a precious conversation between your girls - they must have a really special friendship and bond. You're right to be proud of Lily for immediately thinking of others rather than herself. That's such a lovely story.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lizzy. Those girls are so awesome, I'm such a lucky mommy :-)

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  9. Oh my gosh, your #2 is the sweetest thing. Every now and then I am a little bit sad that Kidzilla won't have a sister to share things like that with. Somehow I think she'd be a great sister. But anyway, that really is the greatest thing to hear!

    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. I can totally understand you, but on the other hand, you adults are still in the majority :-) But seriously, your kiddo will have similar moments with their friends, and maybe one day will have a sister of her own choice, not by blood :-)

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    1. It was indeed a really good week... minus the espresso-maker burn... and minus the cookie sheet burn :-)

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  11. Your husband is good for getting the books! And glad your kiddos are embracing the holiday spirit.

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    1. We definitely are, Kate! Thanks a lot for stopping by!

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  12. Love the sister bonding time! ABCs and early morning chats...Awesome. =0)
    Your entire list is really great, and I've been seeing the TToT around, but haven't joined in yet. I love it, though, and I love reading everyone's lists.
    Hope you're enjoying your weekend,
    Kim

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    1. Thanks so much, Kim! Those two can really be the epitome of adorable! Then I don't even mind that it's 5am and I have to work :-)

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  13. Awww your girls are precious.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jen! They can really be the most adorable of sister :-)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Steph! In a couple of years, this will be you two boys :-)

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  15. That is the MOST adorable story about your girls! So sweet! I LOVE their names, those names were on the top of my Girls' Names list! We know a couple of Lily's (all adorable) and Violet was a top contender, such a beautiful, classic name.
    I also love this hop, and it has helped me in ways I can't possibly put into words. Someday maybe, but these days I struggle with everything! Great post, FULL of smiles.

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    1. Thank you so much, Joy! We chose the names on purpose, and actually were a little bit disappointed that Lily had become such a fashionable name all of a sudden. I've wanted to have a little girl named Lily for a long time, when no-one called their kid like that.

      Thank you again so much for stopping by, Joy, and have a great new week!

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