It’s been a rough week my dears…a long one indeed. Caroline woke up Tuesday morning with a horrid fever and cold and it’s been a weary few days trying to get her back to her normal, happy self. Basically, we’ve had little sleep, lots of cuddles, and more Mickey Mouse than I care to divulge. For me, I am thankful for under eye concealer to cover up just how tired I am. My go-to varieties are from Cover Girl and NYX, but heck, I think I need some spackle to cover up this exhaustion.
TWO. Football and Tailgating
This weekend, we are headed up to Knoxville for the UT/Auburn showdown. It’s going to be EPIC…we’ve got a huge tailgate assembled with friends coming from far and wide to celebrate. We play them every four years so it’s go big or go home and I am praying that we can pull out a victory against that other orange team ;). Staying with the BFF, drinking some early morning mimosas, and spending quality time with the hubs…bring on the football fun!! So for this round, I am thankful for this tradition I hold near and dear to my heart.
Ummm…it’s been WAY too long since we’ve all been together
THREE. My Family
I have seen the term “humblebrag” a bit lately, and I guess this comes along those lines, but it’s true…God blessed me with an incredibly close-knit family who are ALWAYS there, and are ALWAYS willing to go above and beyond for Jeff, the minis, and I. I am thankful for continuing to support us, guide us, and be there for us unconditionally..that’s what family is for.
FOUR. A Work from Home Part-Time Job
Sometimes, It feels so nice to escape the normal “mom day” in exchange for a few hours of using my brain and putting on my career hat. I am thankful for the extra money this gives my family, and I am thankful that my old boss called on me when she had a new campaign to tackle… right now, I am creating a social media strategy for our real estate client and it’s a lot of fun!
I love me some television, but books are much better company… lately, I haven’t been able to spend as much time with my nose reading through pages as much as I like, but I’m hopeful I can get back to reading at least one book a month. I saw a statistic a few weeks ago that the biggest influence on intelligent children with strong test scores is reading to them…not doing flash cards, not doing extra work, but reading every single day and I couldn’t agree more. That is a ritual in our home and I am thankful we are able to read to our girls.
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