Thankful

Today, being at home, sick, I can’t help but feel thankful. Even while I’m sick. Especially because I’m sick. I’m not sure if this thankfulness is because it was our 7th wedding anniversary yesterday, or because I see all of our American friends getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving. But, I am thankful. 

I’m thankful for the seven years of marriage Jason and I celebrated yesterday. I’m thankful for all the ups and downs, good times, bad times…all the adventures we have faced together. I’m thankful for a husband who puts up with all my crazy quirks, and loves me still. 

I’m thankful for the little boy who calls me Mommy. I’m thankful that God chose me to be his mom, and Jason to be his dad. I’m thankful every time he smiles, every time he laughs that deep-gut laugh I adore, every time he runs up to me and gives me a hug and says “aaaah, love you mommy!”

I’m thankful to have a job that I love. A job where I still get to see my son during the day, and my husband is right upstairs. I’m thankful for the wonderful team of ladies I work with. I’m thankful that I get to work with my sister, and Noah gets to go to school with his cousins. 

I’m thankful for the home that we live in, the car we have to get us around, access to medical care, and two salaries every month. 

I’m thankful for family, far and wide. No matter the distance between us, I’m thankful for each family member we have. I’m thankful for the love and support each family member shows my little family. 

I’m thankful for the friends we have. Those we see regularly, and those we don’t. Old friends and new friends. Each of you have a special place in my heart. I’m thankful for each of you!

I’m thankful for this time of year, the festive season, and all it represents. I’m thankful for the opportunity to be able to freely celebrate Jesus’ birth, and what it means for you and I. 

I’m thankful for this crazy beautiful life, and all the unknown, scary exciting adventures it holds for me and my little family. 

Today, I am thankful. 

What are you thankful for today? 

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Baker Baker!

Baker Baker…that which makes work on a Friday so much sweeter! 

I work at a pre-school, and every Friday at 10:00am, one child in each class has the opportunity to be the Baker Baker – they get to bring some sweet treats for their class mates to enjoy! The treats may be store bought, or made at home with mom’s help. 

Inspecting the ingredients!

Noah was Baker Baker the first Friday of the fourth term. I was so excited – I had known for months what we were going to make for his first Baker Baker. I bought the ingredients two weeks before, in anticipation! While I do not have a good track record with baking (I once watched a birthday cake I was baking for my father-in-law catch on fire), I was determined that Noah and I were going to “bake” together for his Baker Baker. I use the word bake very loosely – I know my limits! But it was so important to me, that Noah and I created his treats for his friends!

So we made little pencils out of wafers! It was a fool-proof recipe, and so quick and easy! I didn’t even need a recipe, I saw a picture, and made it work! *proud mommy moment*

The finished product!

What you will need:

  • Wafers
  • Chocolate chips
  • Icing sugar
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Pink food colouring 

What to do:

  • Lay the wafers out, and cut the one end, so that it makes a point
  • Make white icing, and put it on the tip of the wafer
  • Make pink icing, and put it on the flat end
  • Place a chocolate chip on the point of the wafer, on top of the white icing
  • Voila! You have a wafer pencil! 
Sorry for the blurry pic, but how cute is my little Baker-Baker!

I’m having such a proud mommy moment typing this! Never did I think I would be sharing a “recipe”…no matter how basic, and how little electricity is used! The pencils were so delicious, and so easy to make. I’m now inspired to try my hand at slightly more complicated recipes, that may require some actual baking!