Thankful To Be Home



We arrived home this weekend, tired but happy. I’m thankful for safe travels. My first trip to Africa was an amazing, eye-opening experience. {BIG thanks to my in-laws for the opportunity to visit Africa, the good food; they were amazing hosts!}

I didn’t fall off the face of the earth but after my camera died, it seemed like I didn’t have a chance to post anything else…

Upon arriving home I was greeted by a cut lawn and some extra special touches around the yard; new flowers, pinwheels, fresh mulch in the garden…what a wonderful and much appreciated surprise! {BIG thanks to my sister and brother-in-law!}

I am thrilled to be home. I missed my family, friends, church and Canada is general. I love Canada!

I must have brought a bug home with me though because the other day I was SICK! I laid in bed in between trips to the bathroom wishing my mommy was here (yep, I’m 31 and was thinking that!) and wondering how I was going to care for my littles the following day.

Thankfully my nana-in-law lives has an apartment in our home and  took them for part of the day, then they had naps and then daddy was home. I did survive the day – barely! It’s so hard when you are that sick that you can hardly walk, yet you have little ones depending on you for everything. {so a BIG thanks to Nana for your love and help!}

I was sad to have missed my Epicure meeting last night; they made dream boards! My leader and friend, Carm, is an amazing person and I missed her too. Looking forward to getting together to catch up! {a big thanks to Carm for the special ‘gift’ for my trip which I wore and loved!}

Today is Tuesday and though I didn’t start writing this as a Gratituesday post, it kind of ended up that way didn’t it? I’m thankful for home, family, friends, the blessings God has bestowed on us and especially I am thankful for health.

I’m feeling better today. I’m unpacking, doing laundry and then baking my cupcake order for tomorrow. I kind of feel like the house is upside down right now because we arrived home from our trip and then being sick, nothing got done. But for today; essentials only. Sometimes a mom needs to take it easy right?!?

What are you up to today?


  1. Welcome home! Glad you’re feeling better. I was so bummed to read your post about your broken camera. Hope you were able to get some good shots with your husband’s camera!

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