5 Things on Friday: Thanksgiving

Every Friday I share 5 things I think you should know about. This Friday, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m sharing five things I am thankful for.

Happy, Healthy Kids


dsc_0066I am lucky to have two incredibly happy and healthy kids. They make life so much fun.



My husband is pretty great. He works hard and is a good Dad. He is funny and kind. I like hanging out with him. He’s my partner in life and I love him dearly.


I am thankful that Wrigley is such a patient dog. We were worried before we brought Audrey home from the hospital that our great big lug of a dog would not be good with her. We are no longer worried. Wrigley is incredibly patient with the kids. She lets them crawl and sit on her. She is so happy to get attention from them. She will even sit patiently as Audrey slowly gets every bit of dog food into her bowl, one piece at a time, with toddler like  precision.


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I love being able to stay home with my kids. It allows me to go see my parents in the middle of the week once a month. It enables me to get outside in the sunshine with the kids whenever I want. It helps the kids get more sleep because I’m able to get them to nap on their schedule. I love that I don’t have to worry about the logistics of getting everyone up and out the door every morning. I am a happier, more relaxed mom because I get to stay home with Audrey and Elliot.

My Stroller


20161120_164603.jpgI love my stroller. Love it. It’s a Bumbleride Indie Twin and it gets used a lot. It’s easy to push. It can handle the horrible Beaverdale sidewalks with ease. The kids like it. It fits through the door to our neighborhood coffee shop. I┬ácan adjust each seat back and foot rest individually. The canopy is huge and can completely block out the wind. It allows me to walk in any weather. I found it on Craigslist and bought it from a woman who has a tattoo that matches mine. We hugged. Everything about this stroller is magic. I am thankful for a stroller that helps me get outside with the kids and enjoy the fresh air.

I have so much to be thankful for. A blog post could never cover all of my thanks, but it is nice to share five things with you.

Every Friday I share five things I think you should know about. Are there any Friday Fives you would like to hear about? Please share your ideas with me.