Monday, November 21, 2011

Still Thankful...

Geez i am bad at this!  I thought posting every day would be easy, but its not!  So here is what i am thankful for, days 13-21:

  • Our church & lilly's preschool, Carmel Lutheran.  This church has made us feel so at home there!
  • Lilly's imaginative personality.  She makes up the cutest songs and stories & has named her baby Jesus Mary Wong.  I just love listening to her play....
  • the food we have to eat every day whenever we are hungry
  • books...i love to read! 
  • my bathtub.  Nothing better than a relaxing bath with a great book!
  • that my family is healthy.  One of the things we are most thankful for!
  • Kyle's job.  He supports our family and has a company car.  Very blessed.
  • that i had 22 years with my Meme.  She was an amazing grandma and i miss her every day.  She was my second mom :)
  • my education.  loved every second at Purdue, including getting my bachelors degree! hehe...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thankful days 4-12

Since I posted last, here is what i've been thankful for (i've been putting my thankful posts of facebook):

  • my warm, cozy bed :)
  • my parents, Bob & Julie Marchese--love them so much!  I think my mother is a super-mom who can and does do everything (cook, clean, work, and still have plenty of quality time with her children).  She is amazing!
  • my house!
  • my job at market day--this job gives me the opportunity to work when i want & stay home with Lilly.  there are so many benefits of working for market day!
  • my brother, Brad, and sister-in-law having a new best friend & coupon buddy!
  • great friends!
  • the Veterans who have & are still helping and working for our country!
Today i am thankful for coupons :)  Seems like a silly thing to be thankful for, but i love them.   They provide an awesome hobby for me while allowing me to save massive amounts of money for our family, which in turn has allowed me to stay at home a lot more with Lilly!  I remember before I couponed going to the grocery and spending like $150 on groceries every 1-2 weeks!  Now i spend around $50 every 2 weeks, buying fresh milk when needed.  We no longer have to make a monthly Walmart trip buying $50-$75 in toiletries.  We are completely stocked up on shampoo, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deoderant, body wash, lotion, etc.....  So anyway...yes, i am thankful for coupons.  :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November 3rd

Today I so thankful for my 2nd daughter, Valerie Wong.  Miss her so much...i wonder what life would be like right now with a 6 month old & a 3 year old?!

I like to imagine what Valerie would have been like as a child, teenager, & adult.  I like to think that Lilly takes after her daddy.  Lilly is outgoing, spunky, always on the go, etc...  I think Valerie would have been just the opposite.  And the name Valerie Ann Wong sounds so professional.  She would have been something great, i just know it!

                                          Lilly                                                   Valerie
                                     Doesn't she look so much like Lilly??
We miss her!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November 2nd

Today i am thankful for my beautiful daughter Lilly.  She is incredibly sweet, loving, outgoing, and funny.  I am so blessed that she is my girl.  I love her more than anything.  Lilly has the best personality.  I am so, so lucky :)

This is Lilly's model pose :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November 1

I have decided to post every day in November about something I am thankful for. 

Today I am especially thankful for my husband, Kyle.  Kyle & I have been through so much together--both good & bad.  Mostly good, but the bad has helped bring us closer together and have a stronger relationship.  He is the best daddy to Lilly and I love watching them together.  He is so hard working and strives every day to make our lives better!  I love you Kyle Wong.  Thank you for being an amazing husband!

Since I blogged last:

  • Lilly started preschool!  She loves it!  She has lots of friends and is learning a lot!
I have no idea what is up with her closed mouth smiles....she is silly. :)
  • Lilly turned 3!  She had a Minnie Mouse birthday party.
  • Lilly was Snow White for Halloween.