Wednesday, November 28, 2007


I have a lot to be thankful for this week:

  • I was pretty sick for 5 days before thanksgiving. My body felt like I was ran over by a truck and I could barely move. Then my throat was very sore. I went to the Doctors on day 3 and I found out I had strep so they gave me medicine. Usually when I am sick I still can function and go to work but not this time. I am so thankful it is over and glad the medicine worked.
  • I am also glad that another teacher friend, Beth, at worked filled in for me and then my principal covered her class so my classes would not miss PE. They could not find a sub for me because it was a couple of days before Thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving was wonderful. My in-laws cooked for us and spoiled us. We also got to spend time with Rick's cousin and his family. We had such a nice time even though we came home early.
  • Carter calling Simone to tell her he went "P" on the toilet. I love it that my sister in law and brother keep us in the loop. I miss them and wish we lived closer!
  • My Dad's phone calls....He cracks me up. I love him so.
  • My Mom's mail. She always sends us a card for any holiday, just like my Grandma use to. When Simone opened her mail from her she said, "God Loves You Grandma Prater." Rick and I both laughed because that is usually what her cards will say.
  • I love teaching. My assembly today went so well at school. I had about eleven teachers who volunteered to help me and be a part of the Teachers Relay Team vs. the Students Relay Team. We did a shuttle run, flexibility wand race, and then buddy walkers (like walking on skis with a partner). My friend Jeni even wore the Penguin Mascot Costume for all of the relays. It was so MUCH FUN! My checks were hurting from smiling and laughing so much. The kids did great and so did the teachers.
  • My husband. For your support, unconditional love and for putting up the Christmas lights on our house.
  • Cami and Amy because they are helping me plan a shower for our friend Windy!!!!!
  • Rachel and Mike for the McCormick and Schmidt (never spell that correctly???) gift certificate for dinner in down town Portland and for volunteering to watch Simone.
  • Our Neighbors, Especially Craig/Lisa/Ally/Abbie, Brad and Missy, Rockie/Rachel/ Caroline and Baby Joe. We are also very lucky that we have just have had two new neighbors move in and we are blessed that they are nice, kind people who take care of their home. Good neighbors make a neighborhood feel safe and fun.
  • Simone, I am so lucky to be your Mommy. You make me so proud.
  • Simones preschool teachers. They are the best and so loving.
  • My PE Helpers at school. They are such a big help and such great kids.
  • Kimi and Becca for going to the Adoption Seminar with me.

1 comment:

Jewels of My Heart said...

Beautiful pictures of your little beauty. So glad you are feeling better. Yes, we all are so blessed and have much to be thankful for.