Thursday, November 25, 2010

November 25, 2010…A Day for Many Thanks

Today I am thankful above all, for family.  Family that sticks with you when you’re at your worst and also when you’re at your best.  Family that defines unconditional love.  Family that loves you for all your flaws.  Family that brings out the best in you.  Family that you bring out the best in.  I am thankful that this is my family.

I am thankful for the ability to put together an amazing feast to share with my family.  I am thankful that I have an amazing kitchen to prepare this feast in.  I am thankful that my family occupies the girls with gifts so that I can put together any finishing touches.  I am thankful that I don’t have to prepare the whole meal myself.  I am thankful for the most amazing fried turkey ever.  I am thankful for olives.  I am thankful for a double oven. 

And obviously, I am thankful for the two most beautiful blessings in my life:  Lexi and Lyla.  My life is complete with these little darlings and their fabulous Daddy.  How can I be thankful for anything else when I get to be loved by my 3 favorite people?

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Those are stickers on Lyla’s head, just in case anyone was wondering.00

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

November 24, 2010

I’m thankful that on a day where NOTHING would make Lexi and Lyla happy, Josh and I finally found something that they enjoyed:

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That would be the girls demolishing my tupperware/bowl cabinet.  And yes, that would be Lexi wearing a princess dress.  And yes, Lyla has a piece of construction paper.  Is it terrible of me to say I’m also thankful this day is over, yet hopeful for the start of a new day?  I’m going to go ahead and say there’s something I’m not thankful for:  2 year molars. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010

November 22, 2010

I’m thankful for my sweet baby girls’ kisses.  They can be stingy with them sometimes, but when they come up to you and just plant one on you for no good reason, well, I melt.  We think Lyla might be working on her 2 year molars, but she gave me so many cute kisses today.  I will never ever get tired of them!

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

November 21, 2010

I’m thankful that my little baldies are getting some hair!  I don’t forsee hairbows any time in our near future, but at least it’s growing!  I have to say, it’s been nice not having to dry their hair after baths though.  Oh, and being bald also helps them stay looking like babies longer.  But, I’m still thankful that their hair is growing!

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

November 20, 2010

Today I am thankful for sleep.  That’s it.  Sleep.  I gave 34 flu shots, 11 B-12 shots, and 1 pneumonia shot, along with all of the other prescriptions that needed to be filled today.  So today, or should I say tonight, I am thankful for sleep.  And that the Vols beat Vandy.  Good night!!!

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This is an old picture but I thought it summed things up perfectly!

Friday, November 19, 2010

November 19, 2010

I’m thankful for the creativity that Lexi and Lyla possess.  I don’t consider myself to be very creative but it’s a trait that I hope my girls will have.  I haven’t taken a picture of it yet, but my “dining room” wall is definitely displaying some creativity right now (more on that later).  And they definitely show some creativity in the way they make ordinary items into hats and shoes:

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

November 18, 2010

I am so thankful for my job.  Yes, it’s tiring and stressful and tough most days, but I work with great people, have amazing patients, and the best boss ever.  We figure out ways to incorporate some fun in every work day.  I love that I have an impact in my patient’s lives and I love that they have an impact in my life.  I’m so grateful that my job affords us the ability to keep Lexi and Lyla out of daycare. 

If you have a good pharmacist, let them know you are thankful for them.  We do a lot more than count pills, and we are thankful for you!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

November 17, 2010

I am thankful for these crazy Australian dudes:

that make this silly girl:

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do this:

A Break From Current Programming…

So I’m sure you all have been enjoying my daily Thanksgiving posts, but it’s time for something a little different.  Shutterfly has an amazing deal going on right now for bloggers where you can get 50 holiday cards for FREE!  You can find out more about it HERE.  To be honest, I have never used Shutterfly’s site myself.  I do have a couple friends that use the site for hosting their pictures and it is oh-so convenient.  But for this busy mama, I can always use an incentive (like free things) to get me interested.  I have put off doing holiday cards the past couple of years, but I’m really excited about these designs!  Since our family celebrates Hanukkah and Christmas, they have the cutest cards that basically encompass the holiday season.  Check out some of my favorites:

I love this simplicity:

I love these snowflakes:

How about this cute New Year's card

How cute are those?  And you should see all the other cute designs that they have!  So don’t be surprised if one of these ends up in your mailbox (hopefully before 1/1/11)!  Now, can someone teach me how to get 2 almost 2-year olds to look at the camera?!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 16, 2010

On Tuesdays, I am always thankful for:


Tuesdays are often rough days at the pharmacy for some reason, and guess what?  I always work on Tuesdays.  So, knowing that my DVR is recording these 2 shows gets me through the day.  Now I’m off to watch my shows (after the Vols finish up this basketball game which we are currently winning by 17).

Monday, November 15, 2010

November 15, 2010

This probably should wait until a Sunday, but I’m thankful for Sundays.  I used to hate Sundays because there was so much impending stress with the next day being Monday.  Lately, I’m finding that I love Sundays.  Even when I work, it’s just 6 hours and I still get to spend the morning with Lexi and Lyla and then the night when I get home from work.  Sundays also include lounging in our jammies reading the paper:

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Lately, Sundays have also included cooking time and family dinners with my parents.  It’s nice to not dread Sundays anymore, and I’m so thankful for that!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

November 14, 2010

I am thankful that I truly enjoy cooking. I guess I should also say that I am thankful that I come from a family that likes to cook! Plus, Josh comes from a family that likes to cook. I love looking at cookbooks and cooking blogs. Most importantly, I love cooking for my family. It makes me so happy when Lexi and Lyla enjoy my cooking! The only problem...I don't have the time to cook everyday. Sigh. Anyway, here is a picture of the delicious cupcakes I made for one of my techs birthday:

Yum. I got the recipe from and they are so good! How thankful I am for cupcakes could be a post of it's own!
Saturday, November 13, 2010

November 13, 2010

I am thankful for dress up clothes AND shoes.  I love the click-clack as Lexi and Lyla walk around in princess shoes that are way too big.  I love that I have to stuff their princess dresses into their jammies so that they don’t trip on them.  I’m pretty sure that Lexi and Lyla are thankful for their dress up clothes and shoes too.

Friday, November 12, 2010

November 12, 2010

Today’s thankfullness comes in 2 parts.  I’m thankful that I can be there for a friend when she needs me.  I’m also thankful that when she’s down, my girls can bring a smile to her face.  Auntie Jac needed a friend today and I’m so thankful that I’m the friend she wanted to spend the day with.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

November 11, 2010

I am SO thankful that Lexi and Lyla are healthy.  (KNOCKING ON SOME MAJOR WOOD RIGHT NOW).  Lexi and Lyla have only been to their doctor for their scheduled well-baby visits.  We spent no time in the NICU.  We came home 2 days after a c-section.  We have HEALTHY little girls.  There are days that I forget how blessed we are for our health.  But then I visit a blog that I like to go to every now and then, and I get smacked in the face with how lucky we are.  This poor mama is constantly battling illnesses with her little girls.  I just can NOT imagine how hopeless she must feel at times.  I can’t help but include this family, a family I don’t know, nor will I ever know, in my prayers sometimes.  And then I remember to pray for the continued health of my family.  I am so thankful for my family’s good health.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

November 10, 2010

I’m thankful for those “what the (your choice of expletive here)” moments that end up in laughter. 

Here’s an example:



That would be Lyla UNDER the couch.  That’s how I found my younger child when I came home from work yesterday.  At first, I couldn’t help but think, “what the ----“.  But then, I couldn’t help but laugh.  She is such a silly girl and she was so proud of her hiding place.  I’m so thankful for these moments.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November 9, 2010

I’m thankful for these sweet baby blues:

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And don’t forget these too:

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My, what little beauties, I have! I’m sure I’m not partial one bit ;) I’m so thankful they’re mine!

Monday, November 8, 2010

November 8, 2010

I am thankful for my iPhone. Seriously, this is a life changing gadget. It can do ANYTHING. I can't even begin to describe all the things that Josh has figured out that it can do. I highly doubt that I will ever own another phone. I mean, I'm freaking blogging from it right now! Lexi and Lyla even love to flip through my photo album on it (my little narcissists). Here's some pictures of my silly girls from my phone:

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone
Sunday, November 7, 2010

November 7, 2010


I am so thankful for these 3 girls.  Brooke, Deena, and Jill have been in my life for as long as I can remember.  I may not get to talk to them daily, weekly, or even monthly sometimes, but when we are able to catch up, it’s like no time has passed.  For that, I am so thankful.  We have been there for each other through ups and downs and I hope it will always be that way!  Next up, Deena’s wedding, with some super hot bridesmaids (if I do say so myself)!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

November 6, 2010

On this day, a supposed “rivalry” game between the University of Tennessee and the University of Memphis will be played.  I am so incredibly thankful that my school, the school I will ALWAYS cheer for and be proud of is:


I am so thankful that I got to spend 4 amazing years in Knoxville and then 4 more years at the University of Tennesee College of Pharmacy.  I am so proud to be a Tennessee Vol!

Friday, November 5, 2010

November 5, 2010

I’m thankful that this:

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wasn’t what I thought it was at first glance.  Never fear, it was just some of Zayde’s chocolate chip cookies, all chewed up.  Courtesy of one little girl who likes to stuff her mouth a little too full (Lexi).

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November 4, 2010

Today I am thankful that sometimes, words just aren’t necessary….

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November 3, 2010

I've mentioned it on facebook before, but I am SUPER thankful for washable crayons. These things are amazing. One day one of my darling little girls decided to color on her nice Pottery Barn chair. Guess what? It washed right out. Color on the table instead of the paper? No problem. I love these things. They provide about 30 minutes of entertainment for my busy girls, and for those with toddlers, you know that is something to be thankful for!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November 2, 2010

One of my favorite things about fall is the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks.  I know I’m not alone on this one.  Why they don’t have it year round is beyond me, but it does make the return oh-so special.  I would drink one everyday if I could but let’s face it, they aren’t cheap.  Therefore, today I am thankful for:


I recently discovered this stuff and it is SO GOOD!  So thank you Coffee-Mate for making my expensive habit a little more manageable. 

Oh, and one more thing to be thankful for while we’re on the topic of pumpkin related items…Pumpkin Donuts from Dunkin Donuts.  Just thank me later.

Monday, November 1, 2010

November 1, 2010

I think I might have mentioned last year that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  I love the season, the food, and the sentiment.  In honor of all of that, I’m going to TRY to post daily what I’m thankful for. 

I’m thankful for sisterly giggles.  There’s nothing cuter than catching Lexi and Lyla playing and giggling together.  I know they love each other, but every once in a while when they’re fighting over a toy that we have TWO of, I can’t help but wonder if they’ll be the best of friends or the worst of friends.  But never fear, 2 minutes later, and I’ll find them scheming together over how to rub peanut butter crackers over the wall and stuff paper into a phone jack (this JUST happened).  I love giggles…