In the spirit of the week, I thought I'd do a little blog post on what I'm thankful for.  If I'm being honest, there are lots of things for granted each and every day.  But truly, I am grateful.

1. First and foremost, I am thankful for a healthy, happy baby.  After everything we went through during pregnancy and when Brantley was first born, I will never, ever take his health for granted.  I consider him my miracle baby and think he's perfect in every single way.

2. My husband.  I don't thank him enough for all he does.  He helps clean, does laundry, takes care of our house, yard, and finances, does so much to help out with Brantley, and works very hard to provide for a comfortable lifestyle for our family.  He is a fantastic husband, friend, and daddy.  I am one lucky girl to have married such an awesome guy.  I hope Brantley grows up to be just like him. :)

3. Our families.  Despite living 2+ hours from our families, I am grateful for the time we're able to spend with them.  Immediate, extended, everyone!  We're very lucky to have loving, caring families on both sides.

(Beyond here, they are in no particular order!)

4. Kinnick.  He always makes us feel so loved.  He's taken a seat on the back burner since Brantley's arrival (sadly), but he is still the best doggy ever!

5. My job.  I may complain about it at times, and get frustrated with my students, but I am lucky enough to have a job I truly love.  I'm thankful for the income my job provides that allows us to do the things we enjoy. 

6. My co-workers.  I've said it before and I'll say it again...I have awesome co-workers!  They would do anything for me, and likewise me for them.  After all, we ARE Mill Valley. :)

7. My health.  I don't love working out, but thankfully, I've never had any major health problems.

8. On a similar note, I'm thankful I was able to get back to my pre-pregnancy size quickly.  I credit that solely to my good genes.  (Thanks Mom!)  I'm not the skinniest girl, but appreciate the fact that I'm very average and didn't have to work hard to get rid of the baby weight.

9. Friends.  New and old, near and far, I am thankful for ALL my friends!  Without them, life wouldn't be nearly as much fun.

10. Our house.  Not only are we lucky to have a roof over our heads, but lucky to afford a nice home with nice things. 

11. Our neighborhood.  We live in a great place and have some great neighbors!  I've always felt very, very safe in our neighborhood.  (And we have a pool!)

12. My education.  Again, I complain about my classes and can't wait to be done, but I'm very thankful we have the means for me to further my education.

13. Daycare.  I never have to worry about B-Man during the day and I know Miss Stephanie is taking great care of him!  

14. The Internet.  Yep that's right, the Internet!  It allows me to stay up-to-date with family and friends on Facebook, copy others' creative ideas, and of course, document our lives on this blog!

15. Weekends.  Need I say more?  An opportunity to rest and recharge.  And spend lots of time with the babe.

I am thankful for much, much more, but these are the fifteen that top my list.  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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