Friday, August 15, 2014

TIGF (and TGIF!)

Happy Friday everyone!  I'm back with my weekly dose of gratitude for Things I'm Grateful for Friday.  I had a couple of yucky days this week with work and also was rather floored by the death of Robin Williams as many of us were, so it's nice to step back and reflect on my blessings for a minute!


This week I am grateful for:

Date Night - I get to go on a date with my favorite person tonight.  We haven't had a date night, just us, in longer than I can remember right now - I think it was our anniversary.  Yes we did leave Oliver for that overnight in Duluth, but we ended up meeting up with some friends there and well, it was a beer festival, not a true "date." Tonight we're going to a grown up restaurant and just enjoying some time for the two of us.  One of my favorite bloggers, Megan of two birds, has said that it's important to take time out as a couple to do those kinds of things away from your kids and that in turn it can make you better parents.  I agree.  We're long overdue for this!

My boyfriend is ever so dreamy (points if you know what that quote is from)

Beer - I guess it could make me sound like an alcoholic, but I tell you, after a tough day at work yesterday I was pretty happy to unwind with a nice cold glass of my favorite beer!

Baby kisses - So last week Oliver started doing this thing where he grabs my face in his hands and puts his mouth on my cheek.  At first I thought it was a teething thing, he was trying to chew my face or something.  Then I realized, he is learning how to give kisses!  It is the sweetest thing ever, when I pick him up at my parents at the end of the day he reaches for me and as soon as I have in my arms he grabs my face and gives me a sloppy kiss.  I swear I could not love this child more. 

Heart = melted

Making money in side jobs - I get to sing at a wedding this weekend and make a little extra cash!  I love getting that opportunity when I can!  Every little bit helps.  I also ended up making a pretty nice amount from the Just Between Friends sale when all was said and done, so I'm really glad I decided to participate in that!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks as always for being here in sharing in my world!  Head over to Ashley, Nay or Laura's blogs for other posts of gratitude or to add your own!
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15 comments :

  1. <3 Glad you get to have a date night tonight dear!

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  2. Enjoy your date night tonight! Your fun little quote is from Friends - Phoebe to Monica. The episode was "The One with Barry and Mindy's Wedding". God I'm a Friends freak!!!

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  3. Aww, thanks for the shout out! And it's definitely true. I hope you guys have a truly fabulous date night! And I'm going to guess Friends, since I know you love that show!

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  4. Nice to hear good news from someone who deserves it.

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  5. Date nights are the best!!!!!!! Have fun!

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  6. OMG THAT PIC IS SO DAMN CUTE! I love when babies do that! It's like a combo of kisses and trying to eat your face, but it is just so sweet! Have fun tonight! You guys deserve it!

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  7. Sounds great!!!! I love all your grateful items!! X

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  8. Woot for date night! I'm a little jealous. Although I'm hoping we can leave the kiddos with my in-laws while we're on vacation for a little while. Here's to hoping! AND so cool that you're singing at a wedding.

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  9. Ooh, this is the cutest thing I've read in a while - babies learning to kiss :)
    I love your list and I'm happy you're happy!

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  10. I love the idea of a date night, but it does need some planning when you have little ones! So sweet your baby giving you a lovely kiss Ahhh! xx

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  11. So Sorry meant to say that getting a date night is so important when you have little ones! And, a'hhhh so sweet seeing you getting the softest of kisses from your baby..... Just beautiful! xx

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  12. Date nights are SO great when you make the time for them. We don't do that often enough. And those kisses sound SO sweet! :) Too cute.

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  13. Enjoy your date night!! We need to do that soon too. And baby kisses...too sweet!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  14. Hope you had fun on your date night! And that is so cute that Oliver is giving kisses now!

    -Sharon

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