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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Starting the year with a grateful heart

I can't believe how quickly the holidays (and my time off) have flown by. I suppose it shouldn't surprise me, as I still can't quite get my mind around the fact that it isn't July, 2008! If it weren't for the cold weather, I might really be confused...

As I prepare to go back to work {{shudder}} I've been leaning heavily on my gratitude journal to keep from getting more than a bit melancholy. Here are a few of the more recent entries:

*exciting new opportunities in 2009*

*watching the sky turn from pale yellow to bright orange to pink as the sun signals the start to another day*

*one last lazy, snuggly, cozy coffee and sugar cookie in front of the tree with only the tree lights on*

*relaxing evenings with extended family*


*spontaneous baby hugs, gentle and sweet*

*dinner with friends, catching up and laughing, watching our children interact*

*family date night 1/1 to start the year off right*



What are you grateful for this week?

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59 comments:

momma said...

i am grateful for my husband and kiddies!

congrats on being saucy!

Cindy said...

Congrats on being saucy!
I'm grateful for family and all the new bloggy friends I've come across :)

Spring Fricks said...

Hi, I found you via SITS. I'm grateful for my husband. He believes in me and works hard so I can reach my goals.

Mel said...

great list!!! I am grateful for my kids!

Amanda in GA said...

Congrats on being Saucy this week

Joy said...

Congrats on your saucy feature!

Shosh said...

Found you from SITS! Grateful for....living in a place where my family is safe!

Shalee- Be Speechless said...

Congrats on being Saucy.

I am grateful for my best friend who is also my wonderful husband. We've been married for 6 months now

Mrs. S said...

Congrats Saucy lady!!!

Kristin said...

I am a new reader from SITS. I really love the idea of a gratitude journal. I think that I will be starting one. I too easily forget about the good things as soon as life throws a curve ball.

Sherrie said...

Congrats on being saucy. I'm new over at SITS. I'm grateful for a wonderful and supportive husband who works so hard that I can stay at home with our two precious boys.

The O'Donnells said...

I'm grateful for health, happiness and another wonderful year with my husband and our new puppy! Congrats on being saucy!

Mama H said...

Great post! I am finding so much peace in my Gratitude Adjustment blog. I am also not ready for work tomorrow morning, but have decided to be grateful that at least I have a job in an economy where so many people aren't that blessed...

ella said...

Stopping in from SITS to say Happy New Year and enjoy your week!
Nice post. You have a great attitude and outlook!

Mama H said...

I'm back because I just realized you are SAUCY! (Well, I mean, I already knew that, but the SITS website confirms it!!!) Congratulations!

Lori said...

I'm in from SITS. I'm grateful for all of the blessings I receive. Congrats on being Saucy!!

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

Congrats on being Saucy! ;) I'm grateful for my Miracle Girl and for my hubby...and all my new bloggy friends! :)

Emma said...

I'm greatful for having such wonderful parents, congrats on being saucy!

Mary Anna said...

Happy SITSa Sunday, you sassy blogger! I love your focus on having a grateful heart and can't wait to hit the links you provided.
P.S., your Sweetpea is way too adorable!

Heather said...

Stopping by from SITS. I am grateful for my hubby and amazing sons!

Lalapoo said...

Congrats on being SAuCY!

AndreaLeigh said...

visiting from SITS - congrats on your saucy blog!

Cathy said...

Stopping by from SITS...congratulations on your saucy blog! I am grateful for my life and good health!

Lo said...

Don't you LOVE being Saucy! I totally have that finally sit with the Christmas tree with only the lights. Every year I consider only doing it that way cuz it's so beautiful

Creative Mish said...

I am grateful for a new day. Hopefully I will have learned from yesterday and will move on..

melissa said...

i'm grateful for so many things. my family. the fact that, in this economy...my husbands job is secure...and so is mine. my life...is good!!
happy new year!

SuZ said...

I'm grateful for my family.

:)

Congrats on being saucy!

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

Wow I have to check out your saucy post! Awesome. I'm am completely grateful for my husband this week, who drive me and my family many many miles from GA to NY, because he knows how much it means to me.

Leah said...

i'm grateful for my family.

congrats on being saucy! :)

Suzi said...

Hi, here from SITS. I am grateful for my hubby helping out around the house today....and of course my boys!

Melanieshea said...

Have a saucy week!

dddiva said...

Congrats on being Saucy! Love the pics- thanks for sharing. I am grateful for family, friends, good food and more than enough.

Laura said...

I'm grateful that two of my four kids go back to school tomorrow after a VERY LONG WINTER BREAK.

(found you at SITS!)

Misadventurous Mommy said...

Visiting from SITS, congrats on being saucy...lol!

I am thankful for my family of course they mean absolutely everything to me...I would/could never be me without them!

Lynette said...

Happy Monday SITS-er!

Tiffany said...

Congrats on being Saucy. Great list from your gratitude journal. I'm grateful for getting back into a routine. Also for excedrin and coke!

Jaime said...

Congrats for being a featured SAUCY blog this week. You definitely have much to be grateful for! I must say I am grateful for my husband and children...I know this is not an original thought but without them, I would not be complete.

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Congrats on your saucy week!

I'm so grateful for family. Without my family, life would be most unbearable.

Gaspegirl said...

I try to reflect on happy thoughts and what I am grateful for often... my hubby and children are always on the top of the list!

Congratulations on being saucy... make it a great week~

Bride Sophisticate said...

Congrats on being saucy!

From one SITSta to another, happy New Year!

Sarah said...

Congrats on being saucy!

Grateful: hubby, kid, kiddo on the way, family, friends, jobs...

Sig said...

My health (after cancer!)

Elle MD said...

Congrats on being a Saucy Blog!

- a SITSta

HeatherPride said...

So grateful for my two happy (most of the time) and healthy children!! Happy New Year, Steph!

Susie said...

Congratulations on being saucy:-) I hope you enjoy your week in the sun!

angie said...

What a great way to start the year. This week I'm thankful for plentiful food and shelter and clothing.

Happy New Year.

CC said...

We are working on being more gratful this year.

I'm so grateful that we have a warm home and food enough to spare.

CrYsTAL said...

I am grateful for my hubby! He is the best!

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

Congrats on being Saucy! ;) I'm grateful for my Miracle Girl and for my hard-working hubby...and all my new bloggy friends! :)

Noah's Mommy said...

so many things to be grateful for....I couldn't even begin...it would take too long....but congrats on your sauciness this week...

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

I am grateful for bloggy friends like you :)

You've been awarded, dear friend of mine :)

http://www.crazyadventuresinparenting.com/2009/01/award-time.html

Jill said...

Just stopping by from sits to say hi!!!!!!!!!

Irene said...

Great post. I should start a gratitude journal...hmm...

Congrats on being "Saucy!"--enjoy your week!

Lea Ann said...

Sweet! You're saucy. But I already knew that.

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Congrats on being saucy at SITS!

Martha said...

What a lovely gratitude list and pictures too. Thank you, visiting from SITS. I am thankful for my recovery from wisdom teeth extraction at age 47 y/o, yikes!!

Jana said...

Stopping by to leave a Saucy hello. I am thankful for sunshine, my family and my friends :)

Ali said...

I'm grateful for bubble baths, hot tea, and freshly mowed yards:) Congrats on your saucy blog!

FairyWonderful said...

I am grateful for my wonderful husband putting up with me and my craft addiction... and my kiddos

and my family... oh I could go on and on:0)