Wednesday, July 24, 2013

gratitude - 07.24.2013

today, i feel grateful for:
  • awesome family & friends
  • comfortable summer weather
  • a great prenatal appointment today with my awesome nurse practitioner, who praised me for losing 2 lbs this week (after having gained 10 lbs in the last month!) and having the lowest blood pressure reading that i've had all pregnancy
  • marine world season passes and "free friend day" coupons
  • library book holds
  • my parents, who love to host sleepovers for el and cousin ev, which helps me to get so much stuff done and allows for great sleep!
  • product video reviews helping to make informed consumer purchases
  • good posture/alignment and stretch breaks
  • vitamix blender for making healthy smoothies/shakes
  • being the most pregnant i've ever been and feeling better than i did at 37 weeks the first time =)

39 weeks, 2 days

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

gratitude - 07.16.2013

today, i feel grateful for:
  • awesome family & friends
  • celebrating birthdays (happy bday, hubby & joy!)
  • free blood pressure checks at walgreens
  • early morning leisurely costco runs, avoiding the crowds
  • chiro adjustments
  • afternoon naps
  • a clean sink
  • homemade fresh fruit smoothies
  • early evening walks in the cool air
  • cherishing these last few days(?)/weeks(?) of pregnancy and being a family of three until baby #2's arrival
i'm not a pro photog like hubby but i think i nailed this one... my new fave photo of the two of them! =)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

gratitude - 07.14.2013

today, i feel grateful for:
  • awesome family & friends
  • reading books with el, especially those that include catchy songs (currently reading, pete the cat)
  • jasmine milk tea
  • almost being caught up with laundry (finally!)
  • our efficient dishwasher
  • fresh coconut
  • delightful summer weather
  • yesterday's dimsum brunch with friends for hubby's early bday celebration
  • finally visiting dolores park's awesome playground for the first time
  • a trip to treasure island to visit hubby's childhood neighborhood, witnessing a beautiful outdoor wedding, and seeing a giant sculpture of the beautiful female body

"bliss dance" by marco cochrane

Sunday, July 7, 2013

gratitude - 07.07.2013

today, i feel grateful for:
  • awesome family & friends
  • library books and the time to read them!
  • vanilla soy milk
  • fresh cut fruit and homemade juice
  • spending time with close family friends
  • having the motivation to finally start nesting
  • window fans
  • pillowtop mattresses during this last trimester
  • hypnobirthing affirmations
  • the surprise treats from bouchon that hubby bought me and left in the fridge to find...

celebrating the 4th of july at the g residence! thanks for the photo, j!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

gratitude - 5.22.2013

today, i feel grateful for:
  • awesome family & friends
  • a competent and pleasant replacement
  • being treated out by my colleagues to lunch at 907 grill to celebrate me
  • naps
  • only 14 more days of school left and 17 more days of work before i go on leave!
  • going cherry picking with my family over the weekend
  • dad's dinners
  • family photos
  • sunny weather
  • el, embracing her role as big sis for her soon-to-be-born-sib (... at least until s/he gets here!)
Ready to be "Ate El"

Saturday, April 6, 2013

gratitude - 04.06.2013

today, i feel grateful for:
  • awesome family & friends
  • a wonderful spring break, creating new memories with hubby, el, and my teen cousins/nephew during their first trip to oahu
  • homecooked meals at mom and dad's
  • color coded calendars
  • feeling good during the second trimester and being more than half way there 'til d-day!
  • "be a good girl and ask santa" being a satisfactory response to el's requests for new toys
  • the return of flip flop weather
  • catching up with good friends over dinner at their house last night (thanks jjr&s!)
  • finally organizing my correspondence corner in my kitchen this morning
  • hubby, for learning how to use our washer and dryer!

23 weeks, during our oahu spring break vacation

Thursday, January 3, 2013

gratitude - 01.03.13

today, i feel most grateful for:
  • awesome family & friends
  • 1 more weekday and weekend off in the last of my 2-week vacation
  • comfy couches
  • dear family & friends who travel near and far to celebrate the holidays
  • streaming modern family seasons 1 & 2
  • ginger candy and vero mango lollipops
  • spending lots of qt with the wee one during this holiday break (and then being able to send her off to preschool these next couple days to catch up on work and chores)
  • jasmine green tea
  • bright and sunny winter days
  • hubby's profession, allowing us to travel for his assignments =)