...Derma-bond--the surgical glue that is holding my little Austin's finger together after it was slammed in the door this morning.
...the kind lady who screeched to a stop yesterday and rescued my Austin from getting hit by a car as he was darting onto a seriously busy thoroughfare after church and I had no idea (I have the shivers still as I write this).
...my dashing and wonderful husband who is the man of my dreams and is the ultimate daddy (and his bidding # was 007 at the latest hospital fundraiser dinner thingy...we laughed and I secretly thought it was very cool).
...my Annie's giggles, obedience, brain-power, and intensity.
...my Savannah's big heart, big eyes, and hula-hips.
...my Kate's whistles, singing, and nurturing nature.
...my Joseph's dimple, tickles, and cheerful, "Good morning!"
...my Erika's determination, cuddles, and desire to be close to her mama.
...my comfortable home which is more often than not choatic, messy, loud, but fun?! I love living within these four walls with these seven people.
...Trader Joe's and their feta, spiced cider, cinnamon almonds, and peppermint JoJo's. mmm...
...fresh fruits and vegetables...sweet potatoes, oranges, red peppers and every other produce item that is jam-packed with vitamin C. We've been consuming these suckers by the truck-load lately.
...sunny California (even though my children say they are "sick and tired of blue skies" hmmm..)
...my iceberg roses that bloom year-round.
...Thanksgiving Day meal shopping.
...electricity and indoor plumbing (and Huggie's diapers).
...my patient and loving parents who gave me the best start in life including piano lessons...bless them.
...music...good music...happy music, calm music...(by the way, just so you know, the best song to do housework to is Beyonce's All the Single Ladies. Just try it, your laundry will be folded before you know it! and I don't usually like that...type...of music)
...my family--brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandparents, in-laws...I have the very best.
...America. I love being an American. I cry everytime I've traveled abroad and land on U.S. soil.
...my friends, new and old. Life just wouldn't be the same without them.
...the Bible and Book of Mormon and the peace I feel when I read them.
...my Savior, Jesus Christ, who has been my steady companion throughout life.
...my amazing life.
I could go on and on and on...I have so much to be grateful for. God is very good to me.
Thinking of each of you this week, especially. Thank you for being on my list...