Happy Cyber Monday! The snow is beautifully falling outside right now and even though it may not stay long winter is definitely here! Our trees (yes we have two) are up and the house is almost fully decorated – my shopping is more than half way finished and I have started to wrap some gifts already! It truly is beginning to look or at least feel like Christmas and I love it! For those of you (my sister) who haven’t even started your shopping fear not I and putting some gift guides to help your shopping be a little easier! Anything you find on my gift guides are things that I personally would enjoy receiving because you never know my hubby could need some ideas 😉

 

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Napkin Dutch Oven   Vitamix   Dish Set Canister Set Utensil Holder  Cook Book  Cook Book Holder Personalized Cutting Board

 

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  • A lot has changed since this photo back in December! Settling in, unpacking (that feels like it’ll never end) and making this house as home is a dream come true! Looking back over the past 2 years there where days I doubted this day would ever come but this guy never stopped believing and working hard to see this dream for me, for us, for our family come true! I love you @tspinksy
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  • Cold wet morning and early specialist appointment where they told me I had to wear loose fitting clothes- track suit it is! #monday #letsdothis
  • The privilege and blessing it is to be their mommy is one I don’t take for granted ever. They were each worth the years of heartache. Today is always an emotional one for me so today I say “Happy Mother’s Day” to all the moms - the first time moms, the seasoned ones, the mommy’s in waiting, the hurting ones, the grieving one wether that be from the loss of a mom or a loss of a baby/child, to the foster mamas, to the bonus moms to the adoptive mommy’s and the birth moms - I am thinking of you today and I hope you feel love and valued because you are!
  • As a mommy I find myself often times so proud to be the mommy of my little people. I remember being proud when they slept through the night or took their first steps. The older they get the more proud I am of them not necessarily when they simply accomplish a task or master a skill but when they make choices that show their true character. This girl had another gymnastics competition today and she was feeling all kinds of nerves but as she told her brother and sister “I just went out there and did it” and that she did. I was so proud of her not just for being brave or not just because she put lots of work into learning her skills and ended up placing in each event she competed in but because my 6 year old was awarded the sportsmanship trophy for the ages 7-9 in the competition. That to me as her mama made me cry and beam with pride. My girl out there with a positive attitude encouraging the other athletes and competing in a kind and fair manner that’s what it’s all about to this mama. I can take no credit for her awards or her trophy today she earned them all but I sure am proud and not afraid to say it. I love you #graylynnhope and I’m proud to be your mama not just today but everyday!

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