Friday, November 23, 2012

Truly Thankful

It's been so long...I had to attempt my password three times to log in!  So much has happened in the past couple months, and it really makes me sad that I haven't been documenting here lately.

Of course, we are thankful for our beautiful girls and the joy they have brought into our lives.  At this time last year, I was huge and uncomfortable, barely able to eat a Thanksgiving meal.  This year, we ate as a family of 5 (plus one--my mom joined us) at our NEW home.   We fully moved into our new place in September, and we are still working on the house.  I have to say we've made tremendous progress on the house even though 2 rooms are still non-livable. DH (with the help of family) has done all the work himself including gutting the kitchen, replacing floors, rebuilding walls, painting the exterior/interior of the house, etc.  I have to bite my tongue when friends say how busy they are (off taking vacations) and we are juggling jobs, house stuff, and 3 children.  Amazingly, we also lived in the house for the first month without a stove and refrigerator.  It hasn't always been easy, but I'm so thankful for what we have and how far we've come.   Overcoming obstacles really make you appreciate what you have.

Baby girls and a new home in one year--it doesn't get much better than this!

Thanksgiving Day 2012