Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Season of Thanks

You know, Thanksgiving always gets me all sappy and sentimental.  I used to not be this way.  I would dread the dinner conversation of "What are You Thankful For?"  I don't know why I didn't like it.  Oh, yes I do!  I was emotionally closed in.  Or something Freudian or Melfi or something.
Maybe the old age is finally getting to me- but my cup truly overflows on Thanksgiving.  With gratitude.  And bubbly!
This year I am most grateful to be living with Ken again.  I remember thinking (and having people tell me) that once we are living together again and "it" is all behind us, I'll look back and see it just wasn't that long.  Well, maybe not enough time has passed yet... but I look back and go, "Whoa.  I can't believe it was that long.  How did we do that?"  Moving into the same house again and living in the same state was not easy for the first ________. Day?  Week?  Month?  It took patience and relearning about each other and negotiating and talking things out.  Which is still my weakest link.  But we did it.  And our marriage has solidified again.  Just beautifully.
I'm grateful for the Kole Bob.  He's really good to me.  Takes two naps a day.  Likes to snuggle.  Sings to the radio with me.  My favorite things about Kole right now?  Hmmmm.  He likes walking on his tip toes.  Which always makes him look eager.  And excited for what is next.  It's a good reminder.  He also sees any Santa Claus and yells, "Ho! Ho! Ho!"  Cute Central.  And finally, his long horns.  He have a field behind our place and there are two long horn cows out there.  I started putting two fingers up on either side of my head and saying "Longhorns!"  Then I charge Koley.  Now, he puts his hands on his head and yells, "Lollo!" and runs into the couch.  What a deary.
Finally, I am grateful to be blessed with another baby on the way.  I don't know how the heck it happened.  I mean I do... but... medically it shouldn't have been possible.  But according to the 5 pregnancy tests I took... I'm carrying another little cubber in there.
I have my first appointment next Tuesday and I'll get all the goods.  Like, how far along I am.  Because... I have no idea.  I know I'm somewhere in between conception and not-throwing-up-every-15- minutes.

Truly, lots to be grateful for.
Bring on that Bubbly!


Poulsen Family said...

Oh, I'm excited I'm the first reader to congratulate you!
Best of luck! May the puking be minimal :)

Cinderella, the A-Train and Our Little Caboose said...

Very exciting news Patty! So happy for you, Congrats!!

Emily Empey said...

AWESOME!! Thats so exciting!!!

Gramma n Grampa said...

Patty, I'm so excited for you guys! I just knew those blessings would come. Miss seeing you so much. But glad you are together as a family again. <3 U

Anonymous said...

Congrats Patty and Ken!!! That's so exciting!! I'm glad things are going well and that everyone is adjusting to living together again. It's hard after being gone for a week I don't know what it would be like after... a year?? How long were you guys apart? It seemed like forever to me and I wasn't even living in the situation! lol

Julianna said...

Holy fun-ness!!!!

Now that's something to be thankful for! And I was in the same boat. Found out I was 3 months along when I went in to talk to the doctor about infertility treatments. Ooops.

Kar said...

HOLY CRAP! I can't believe it! That is so great!!!! And they were all, "You'll have problems getting pregnant." What a miracle. That is so great. And oh, I hope your morning sickness isn't as rough this time around. Yeee! So awesome. Kole is so mature - he'll be the perfect big brother.

Brett and Tiffany said...

YEAH!YEAH!YEAH! I love those kind of announcements! Babies are wonderful! Being a mom is wonderful! Oh, I wish you were closer~! Call when you come to see Bob and Sheri! I would love to see you!