November 21, 2010

Sunshine Sunday - Chocolate, Parents, Holidays

One thing I am grateful for this week is chocolate.  I know it's a little thing, but I really, truly love chocolate - especially when it leaves me encouraging notes like this one. 

Speaking of my parents just moved here yesterday!  They'll be about 20 minutes away.  While I feel sad for my sisters they used to live by, I am so thrilled to have them close.  I feel so blessed knowing that they will get to see my little guys grow up.  You'll probably see a bit of them here on the blog because they are crazy-talented and love a good project.

Lastly, am thankful for the upcoming holidays.  I love good food.  I love teaching my boys what the holidays are really about.  I love spending time with family.  I love driving around to see Christmas lights.  I love scarfs and hats and hot chocolate.  I love the snow (for the first 2 months, anyhow).   I love picking out a Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. 

Here were the boys last year when we picked out a tree.  One year makes a big difference.

What were you grateful for this week?


  1. I always love your "Sunshine Sunday", Cheri. Thanks! :)

    I'm grateful for angel babies, ModBe, hot pink lipstick, friends who are willing to drive forty-five minutes just to see me for one hour, safety pins, and my sweet, handsome, amazing friend.

    Felicity @ Simple Elegance

  2. I am grateful too for parents, except we're moving closer to them instead! I am grateful for buttons, good stories to read, hot pink, cute boots, and my warm coats.

  3. Funny you should post this today. I, too, received an inspiring comment from a Dove chocolate the other day. Mine was something like, "Keep your goals high and your expectations low." Took me a few moments to let it sink in. But the more I ponder it, the more I think it will help keep things in perspective this holiday season. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I am so happy that your parents have moved! My parents live about 1/2 hour away and we attend the same church so I get to see them at least once a week, and I LOVE IT! :) You guys are going to have such a blast!

    This week, I am thankful for the use of my hands (for fun craft projects!), a warm house, and the means to heat it!

  5. Concidently enough, chocolate got me through this last week. So thank you chocolate. You are a great friend.

  6. I'm thankful today for a strong faith, good health, and pumpkin pie. :) blessings, marlene

  7. I love the quote, although I am more fanatical about my cleaning, than my mom ever was:) Chocolate milk & Rocky Road ice cream are my favorite versions of chocolate! My daughter has a song "I like chocolate", on her birthday cd, that I downloaded from itunes…I think you would like it!

  8. I am happy for you that your parents are close to you now.
    Your little ones are adorable.

  9. Next Monday my mom, sisters and I start a week long project of chocolate making. We make around 350 pounds of hand dipped chocolates. It's a hard week but the praises we get always make it worth it. Plus good or bad it's tradition. Maybe i'll be able to send some your way.
    I'm so happy for you to have your parents close by. I'm excited to see what they have up their sleeves.

  10. I am very grateful for my mother! Who is such a rock to me, and keeps me smiling :)

  11. This is so sweet! The holidays are just so special with family around. I'm thankful for my mechanic (ex-step-dad) who keeps my old car running well so I can make it home to see my family every month! :)


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