Behind yet again, Thankful for… Days 15, 16, 17

Whew! It’s been kind of a crazy weekend, which is funny because being on maternity leave I don’t really do anything but play with Tatum and keep her fed and happy, and also carve out a few hours a day for working from home and chores. =)

Day 15…

Thankful for the time I had with my dog Aspen, who passed away a couple weeks ago at the age of 14. Her passing was (and still is) really hard on me, as I’ve had her since she was six weeks old and she’s been with me through a good portion of my life. I’m really thankful for the awesome memories I have with her and that she managed to touch so many lives and introduce me to so many awesome people during her short time here on earth. True story, if I didn’t have Aspen, I would never have met Wade and never would have the amazing family we have right now. I owe her so much, and I hope she’s at peace. RIP Aspen. ❤

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Day 16…

Thankful for really patient photographers who take the time to happily take family photos that include TWO six week old babies and a 3 year old toddler (Not to mention the 63 year old man who acts like a toddler….DAD!) *grin* I’m really looking forward to our Christmas cards this year, I think they’re going to be amazing, and I’m really excited to have a picture of our entire family together, as I know my mom is too. ❤ Thanks to Mary Cyrus Photography here in Dallas, TX!

Day 17…

Thankful for this contraption:

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It’s called a MamaRoo swing, and while they normally sell for $300 in stores, I scored one on a local Facebook garage sale group for $50 in like new condition. This thing is saving my life a couple hours at a time and it’s absolutely amazing. THANK YOU MAMAROO!! ❤

Thankful for… Day 14

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We had a little bit of a scare yesterday that Derby was sick. He’d gone in 2 weeks ago for a urinary tract infection and seemed to be doing well. Yesterday was his recheck, and after doing the urinalysis the vet tech said something was wrong with the dilution of his urine and the vet wanted to run bloodwork. Could be nothing, could be kidneys shitting down, cushings, thyroid, liver, anything, but she wanted to be sure.

Having just lost Aspen a few weeks back my mind immediately went to the worst case scenario and I was trying to keep myself from getting upset. He’s only 8 and a half but he’s had a lot of health problems and has been on medication most of his life.

Luckily we got the call this morning that his bloodwork is perfect. “I’m just not sure why his urine is so dilute”, the vet said.

“Dilute? So too much water?” I responded. “Yes”

Well hell, I can tell you why. He eats Honest Kitchen, which is a dehydrated food. I add a cup and a half of warm water to that every day. For a 20lb dog. And that’s on top of what he drinks from his water bowl.

“Oh” she said. “That’s very possible”

So today I’m very thankful that there’s nothing wrong with my Derby-Dog. I just couldn’t stand it if there was something serious this close to Aspen’s passing. Thank you thank you thank you. ❤

Thankful for… Day 13

Even though it sometimes Mars me crazy I’m thankful for technology. I am one of those people who would shrivel up and die without my iPhone. There. I admitted it, and I’m not ashamed.

It connects me to my friends and family. If I have a question I can google the answer on the spot. Bored? There’s an app or surfing the web. And my very favorite thing? The camera on my personal all times, especially now that we have a daughter. She does something cute (which is pretty much 24/7) and I can whip that thing out and snap a picture. Woot!!

Thankful for… Day 12

Thankful for both of our jobs – we are so blessed to have good stable jobs that provide a comfortable lifestyle. We’ve been fortunate enough to be able to do a lot of the things in life we’ve always wanted to do, and for that we’re truly blessed. ❤

Thankful for… Days 10-11

I’ve been remiss in my Thankfulness posting, but you’ll have to give me a break as I’ve got both almost 6 week old and injured hubby. =)

Day 10… Thankful for finding a good deal on airfare so my Granddaddy could come visit over Thanksgiving. I don’t get to see him really but once a year when we go to Myrtle Beach, and so I’m really excited for him to come and see Tatum and the rest of his Texas family! ❤ Tatum is super excited to meet her Great-Granddaddy!

Day 11… Thankful for all who have served and continue to serve in our military. We take for granted the freedoms and blessings we have because of those who aren't afraid to risk everything to protect our way of life. I have many friends and family members who have served and I am so grateful to them for all they have put on the line. Thank you so much, and Happy Veteran's Day!! ❤

Thankful for… Day 9

Another frivolous thing to be thankful for, but in all honestly it’s a huge help in my life right now. I’m super thankful for my crockpot. Seriously, with a 5 week old and a husband with a broken foot, it’s absolutely MAJOR for me to be able to throw some food in that thing and VIOLA! 6-7 hours later dinner is ready to eat with a minimum of fuss.

Today I did my Jamaican Jerk Chicken with the spices we brought back from Jamaica earlier this year. I usually pair it with rice and black beans mixed together and it’s oh-so-yummy. The other good thing about crockpots is, LEFTOVERS. I may actually have lunch tomorrow. 😉

Thankful for… Day 8

Thankful for the friends I have made over the last 33 years. Some of these friendships have lasted an entire lifetime for me, others have come and gone throughout the years, but all of them have touched my life in some form or fashion and I’m so happy to have met every single one of them. If someone can be judged by the company they keep, I think I’d score pretty high on that scale. Thanks everyone, for being awesome. ❤

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