You know, I'm really horrible about keeping up on a daily basis.
But, I have so many things to be grateful for ~
Tonight, I am thankful for a nice warm dry place to live. It may only be 57* out, but it is rainy (for me a wonderful Autumn rain) so it makes it feel chillier (is that even a word?!). And I know there are so many people out there who don't have such a nice place to live as I have. It is big enough for us. We have all of our (way too) many belongings under one roof with room to spare ~ even though at times I will admit to having ungrateful thoughts such as, I can't wait till we can get a bigger place ~ I'm grateful for it. My husband had to talk me into it. I had my heart set on a couple of different places ~ single family homes ~ but he is ever so wise. We discussed the pro's and con's of them all and he eventually convinced me this was the place for us. And I'm grateful!
It's a townhouse in a fairly large housing community. But on our block, there are so many kids! And my guys just absolutely LOVE it! They play outside all afternoon, most days. And it is a safe neighborhood. And I am grateful! I'm grateful that we have 3 bedrooms. Our room is huge, Xavier has the smallest, but it is also all his ;) and Tucker and Gunner share the middle sized room. The full bathroom isn't large, but I can't complain because it has a tub, shower, toilet and sink comfortably in it! And downstairs, I have a not-large-at-all kitchen, but you know what ~ it serves it's purpose. We have a dining room/living room combo. And although at times I gripe about it, it works for us. And in the basement, I have my washer and dryer. Along with all my pantry shelves, a spare refrigerator, all our seasonal decorations (much more than my husband would like there to be) and my scrapbook area! I have a desk I got for my birthday that is absolutely perfect for scrapbooking! I haven't been able to use it much yet, but soon because we just cleaned the basement yesterday and I have finally cleared the way to my desk! I'm so excited!
So, tonight, as I was able to hug and kiss my 3 little guys, tuck them in with their nice cozy blankets, and turn on the hall light for them, I am grateful. This house is what we needed, and what I am grateful for every single day!
What are you grateful for tonight?