The Adventure Starts Here: Five on Friday - Thanksgiving Edition

Friday, November 29, 2013

Five on Friday - Thanksgiving Edition

I hope that everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving yesterday.  We spent the day with Chris' family.  Here are some of the highlights of our day!

^^^ we spent the day with Chris' parents, his brother Justin, his Great Aunt Judy and Uncle Bobby, cousin David, and family friend Joanne.

In honor of Thanksgiving, I decided to use today's Five on Friday to list some things that I'm thankful for.  

1.  Noah and Chris.  Ever since I can remember, I've always wanted to be a mom.  I babysat from middle school all the way through college.  I've always loved being around babies and kids of all ages.  But nothing compares to being a mom to your own child.  And to top it all off, I get to see Chris be an amazing dad to Noah as well.  Honestly, I don't think it could be any better!

2.  My family.  I really love that I live close to family.  We moved far away from my extended family when I was only 6.  My entire family was in Canada, while my parents and brothers moved all the way to little old Delaware.  As a result, I didn't have that super close relationship with my aunts, uncles, and grandparents.  Not only am I thankful that Noah will have a close relationship with both sets of grandparents, but I really love the relationship that I get to have with my mom... we really are best friends!

^^^ The Freels

^^^ The Flinns

3.  The opportunity to be a stay-at-home-mom.  I am fully aware that in today's world, it is very hard to live on one income.  Chris and I have decided to cut back on certain things (not buying a home at the moment) so that I can stay home with Noah.  And while the days can sometimes be long, I would never give this up in a million years.  The joy that I get from spending my entire day with Noah is priceless.  I am so thankful to Chris for being a hard worker and having a job that allows me to do this.  

4.  Friends.  I have always been the kind of person who has one or two good friends.  I don't know if I'm just not good at balancing a ton of friends, but I really like that the few friendships I have are strong.  I am still close with 2 girls from high school, 3 from college, a few from work, and now I have my new friends through the MOMS club.  While it makes parties interesting (since the groups of friends never really co-mingled), I am so thankful to say that we've kept these relationships going through the years. 

5.  And finally, my health.  Before trying to get pregnant and then being pregnant, I think I really took my health for granted.  In general, I usually feel pretty good on a daily basis.  Yes, I have struggled with migraines, but I dealt with it.  But I have to say that I just felt crummy most days when we were trying to conceive and when I was pregnant.  I almost forgot how it felt to have my body back and not be in pain.  I am very thankful to be feeling good again!

Make sure to check out DarciAprilChristina and Natasha's blogs for their Five on Friday!

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