Wednesday, April 30, 2014

grateful heart

raining for days..

I just discovered a great link up yesterday over at this blog and am so excited to join in. One of my focuses
this year has been to do all things without complaining or arguing, so this challenge, called Grateful Heart, fits in perfectly. Of course, I am not one but TWO days behind, but lets get started anyway, shall we?

This week I am grateful for:

My parents. They have sacrificed so much for me and my sisters over the years, and just this week they found out they have an opportunity to move back to Japan. My mom grew up in Japan, and some of the best years of my childhood were spent there, so this is very exciting. It's home for them, and I can't wait to see what my parents can do free of kids. (My youngest sister graduates from high school this year.)

My teething baby. I may not be grateful for the teething, but one of the two teeth Elliot has been working on FINALLY poked through on Monday, so there is some relief, anyway. Poor guy has had a rough couple of nights but he is a perpetually happy baby. When he was teething for the first time, I didn't even know about it. He never fussed or cried. One morning he smiled at me, and there was a tooth! He is quite different from his sister who, well, lets just say is a little more dramatic. ;)

Lastly, I am so grateful for my husband, Andrew. He works out of town 4 1/2 days a week, some days from 6 am to midnight, just to provide for our little family. He is someone I admire, and who encourages me in everything I do. We will be married four years this June! Time really does fly.

What are you grateful for this week?

Ember Grey.

Thanks to Emily for this link-up!


  1. Grateful Heart begins on Monday but goes throughout the week- you are not behind! :) Wow- I have never been to Japan and have always wanted to go (my husband's been a few times)- what an awesome opportunity for your parents to be able to go back!

    How SWEET that you're going to have a toothy-smiling baby!!!! :) Congrats on your upcoming anniversary!! We celebrate our 2 year in June... time DOES fly!!

    Thanks so much for linking up, Alyssa! I'm really looking forward to getting to know you better through your blog. XO!

    1. Thank you! June is a good month for anniversaries. ;)

  2. That's really cool that you grew up in Japan! I read your first post and I'm excited to follow along with your blog. : ) Nice to meet you!!

    1. Thanks, Julien! Excited to follow along with you, too. :)