Thankful Thursday | A Weekly List of Gratitude
What I’m Thankful For This Week
I’m so grateful that God allowed it clear up a few seconds for us to see the exit to a rest area that was literally a few feet ahead of us. Other drivers actually stopped on the interstate. We took a 30-minute break and the rain finally let up enough for us to continue our journey. When I say that I will forever let my baby brother be in charge of future family trips, I’m so serious.
He picked the perfect resort for us to stay at. We had an apartment style suite that included two master bedrooms with jacuzzi tubs, a guest bedroom with two full beds, a fully stocked kitchen, three bathrooms and there was a washer and dryer along with washing detergent. I felt so spoiled and at home. Overall, our vacation was awesome. The kids haven’t stopped talking about it yet.
We already have another family trip to Charleston planned coming up soon and for next year we’ve already added Hawaii and a return trip to Florida! I’m so excited and grateful that I’m finally able to start traveling with my kids and exposing them to different areas and cultures.
Homeschooling | Since homeschooling JJ went well last year, I decided to continue and homeschool again this year. Then Moo pleaded her case as to why she didn’t want to do traditional school this year and now she’s homeschooling with us too!
I’m not going to lie, I was a bit overwhelmed at first, especially since the homeschooling laws are different here. In the end, though, I’m thankful that I have both of my kids in homeschool.
I love the flexibility. We were able to still have school while we were on our Florida trip and they have the freedom to learn at their own pace and get one-on-one assistance when they need it. Plus they’re learning independence and how to be self-starters. We’re finally in the groove of things and I can’t wait to see how the rest of our homeschooling year will play out.
Pinterest | I mentioned before that I’ll be remodeling our current home. I knew right off the bat that our current home was going to be a live-in fixer upper. Also, I knew right away that I wanted to give it a farmhouse glam vibe. With nothing but a vision in my head, I went out to home improvement and furniture stores but ended up overwhelmed and frustrated.
Then it hit me that I had some things saved on Pinterest. Some of the stuff I initially wanted, I realized wasn’t going to work for our space. So since then I’ve been searching all things farmhouse and pinning stuff that I like. When I say that Pinterest has been a lifesaver, I mean that I’ve finally got the designs for our kitchen, our fence, backyard and most of the master bed and bath finalized.
I can’t wait to share this whole remodel process with you guys. And this month is our three month anniversary of being homeowners. Sometimes, I have to pinch myself to make it’s not a dream. I think the kids feel the same way because JJ asked me the other day if I could believe that we have a yard for him to play in. Y’all, leaving apartment life behind was the best decision, we made as a family. We’re just so much happier and at peace.
Well, I hope you guys have a had a great week. Remember to be safe and keep your loved ones posted if you’re in the path of Hurricane Irma!