It's late Sunday night... I'm eating a cookie, drinking milk and basking in the silence that is my house right now.
Our weekend was good. Relatively quiet with a Halloween event Friday and dinner out Saturday. Just enough to make it feel special, but not too much to be dead tired this evening. The rest of the weekend was spent selling off a lot of our stuff (we will temporarily be downsizing and plan to start replacing our thrifted/Ikea/falling apart furniture with adult pieces as we can) and cleaning, along with mountains of laundry.
So I wanted to cap off this weekend with a few special thoughts on things I am currently thankful for.
I am thankful that we are moving back to Kansas City. Honestly - I wasn't sure how I would feel about moving back home. I was more than ready to leave when I did over 6 years ago. Kansas City is a rather large city... but it feels small when you are constantly running into people and memories you'd rather leave in the past. But I'm ready. Ready for our girls to grow up knowing family on a personal level. Ready to be close enough to see my friends when I want to. Ready to be in familiar surroundings. KC is my home. From birth to 20, I knew nothing else. And now I get to really share Kansas City with my sweet girls too.
I am thankful that my husband is who he is. He is so intelligent and really knows his stuff. His 8 plus years in the Army are going to transfer almost seamlessly into the civilian world. Which makes this whole transition not quite as scary as was first envisioned. I know he will excel no matter where he ends up and I know we are both ready to see where this chapter is going to lead us. AND he's moving back to Kansas City for me. He could really care less where we end up... but knows how important it is to me and is doing it to make me happy. I love that man.
I am thankful for Army friends that come back into your life years later. Rob worked with Miranda and her husband Justin at Fort Gordon. They got sent to Korea and us here... but now Miranda and their cute girls are here at Fort Campbell too and we could not be happier! Grace is finally at an age where when I say "do you want to go hang out with Layla?" she knows what it means and gets excited! Friday night we went to a Halloween Bash hosted by the local party store... and some special moments were shared between toddler friends, and it makes my heart so so happy.
I am thankful for my girls and their need for me. Grace spent the entire day following me around whining "mama". I will admit... in the moment I was annoyed because five billion other things were going on and she didn't really need anything. Now that the house is quiet... I just want to go cuddle her. Also.. I don't know about other moms... but there is something about being the only one that can satisfy your babies needs. Breastfeeding mama for the win!
I am thankful that Diesel and I are finally starting to get on the same page. Sort of. He still doesn't really listen to me. BUT... he doesn't jump on me like he used to and he has finally learned that if he comes over and sits in front of me calmly he will get attention. Now if I can just figure out how to get him to stop playing keep away with baby toys and quit darting into Grace's room filled with stuffed animals and just about everything else he loves to destroy... we may be golden.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that this week is a good one.
What are you thankful for?