Monday Moments of Gratitude - April 25, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

I'm so happy you're here!! 

I'm making a point to post on Mondays about moments I am grateful for in the past week. We can all use a little more intentional thinking about things we're grateful for. With that said, I hope you'll continue to join me in gratitude on Mondays :)

Here are a few moments from this past week that I am grateful for:

Another published post!! - so I had an epiphany one day and figured out how to eliminate mom-guilt. My new trick has been working well for me and I was thrilled to have this piece published over at Her View from Home! Technically this happened on Sunday, but I was in Vegas so I was too busy to enjoy it until Monday :)

Pizza!! - my last breastfeeding session was last week and it was kind of sad... but guys, I got to eat PIZZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm actually pretty confident I made up for my lack of cheese-eating the last 4 months just in this past week **hangs head in shame**

excuse my face, I haven't slept in like a billion hours... but I'm so happy to be eating pizza.

Reuniting with my family - yes, I had an AMAZING time in Vegas and I don't regret leaving for a second but you know what the best part of going away is? Coming home. I was exhausted because I hadn't slept in over 24 hours but my babies and husband were all smiles!

oh his face when he saw me... heart melted.

this sweet girl had a blast while she was gone, but she missed her momma (though likely not nearly as much as her momma missed her).

I'm an auntie AGAIN!!!! - My brother and his wife welcomed the beautiful and sweet Grace to the world on April 20th!! Love this little peanut so much already and I can't wait to snuggle her some more!!

the kids had to settle for Face Time because I was worried Annabelle was getting sick and didn't want to risk getting little Grace sick (and thank goodness we made that call because it was later that night Annabelle was NOT well).

Mommy and me pics - our last attempt at pictures was somewhat disastrous but this time, this time was a completely different story. BOTH my kids, yes, BOTH, cooperated and the lighting was stunning. Plus, we have the most amazing photographers ever!!!! Here's a sneak peek but more to come :) Needless to say, these pictures are ones I'll treasure forever.

calm - this week was all kinds of crazy but I was less stressed and anxious than I'd typically be. I attribute that, primarily, to having had a pretty good break recently but also because I'm learning to let things go in a way I never have before (more on that later). 

Random acts of kindness - so I was feeling a little down because, as fate would have it, mini-me got super sick the night before her 3rd birthday party. I was so worried she'd miss the whole thing and be devastated. While I drove around picking up all the last minute stuff I decided to put $5 towards coffee for a few people behind me. I have no idea who got the coffee but it made me feel good knowing how great I've felt drinking a free coffee!

Mini-me's 3rd birthday party - well the little princess surprised her dad and I by pulling it together RIGHT before her party.

she was pretty pleased with her cake despite not actually eating any of it lol

and once everyone left, this little party princess crashed HARD!!!!!

Other notable moments: hubby letting me sleep in, another birthday party where both my kids were super well-behaved (yay), grocery shopping and errands with no kids.

Happy Monday friends!

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