Gratitude & Thanks: Unexpected Surprises, Tacos, & More

grat & thanksI’m thankful for unexpected surprises. I was clearing all of the leaves out of my garden box when I saw that I had thyme growing in my box. I had planted some thyme seeds last year in one of those seed pods and it never grew in my box. Well, I guess it was too hot when I planted itย because I have a nice amount growing from one pod now ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m thankful that we celebrated my son’s 8th birthday last weekend. We had a lot of fun going to some of his favorite places. We went to the kids club at our local Whole Foods, Build-A-Bear, and Chuck E. Cheese.


I’m thankful that my kids are sweet little people (most of the time ๐Ÿ™‚ ). Yesterday I told my son I was tired and he asked me what chores I still needed to do, so he could do them for me.

I’m thankful that Hobby Lobby has McCall’s patterns on sale for $1.99 each this week.

I’m thankful for plantains. They are one of my favorite sweet treats.

I’m thankful for tacos. I made some gluten-free vegetarian tacos with tofu, rice, black beans, and avocados. I also had lettuce and salsas on them, but I forgot to add them before I snapped a picture of my husband’s plate.

I’m thankful that my husband gives good advice.

I’m thankful for time outside and sunny days.

What are you thankful for this week?


  • Reply Tamara March 18, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I saw your vegetarian tacos on Facebook, I think, and I thought it looked fabulous!
    Happy 8 years to your son and YOU. That sounds like a perfect day for my kids.
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    • Reply Sonya March 18, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      They both enjoyed going to all those places. We didn’t have a party with friends this year. So we had a family day full of fun. It was less stressful than a party.

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle March 18, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Congratulations! Those veggie tacos look absolutely delicious. I think I’ll celebrate Saturday with them. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  • Reply Mrs. AOK March 18, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    It sounds like your son had an AWESOME birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚
    He’s such a kind soul, I love that he wanted to help you. You’re doing great, mama. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Those tacos look AWESOME!! We’ve been enjoying cauliflower tacos lately.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend!
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  • Reply lisa March 18, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    I’m thankful I read this post! I had no idea Hobby Lobby had patterns and now knowing they’re on sale is even better!
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  • Reply Emily March 19, 2016 at 2:15 am

    I live in a duplex and the other half had new neighbors move in this week. So this week i’m super thankful that my new neighbors seem really nice!

  • Reply Annemarie LeBlanc March 19, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I am thankful that my son will be graduating from college this year. There are a ton of other things I am thankful for, like food on the table, a roof over my head and a loving family!

  • Reply OurFamilyWorld March 19, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Your son is so sweet! There are so many things to be thankful for that are often taken for granted.
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  • Reply travel blogger March 19, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Just this week I have been able to finally quit my job and stay home with my son. I am so incredibly thankful! Every night, I list off everything I am thankful for in my life, and I try to focus on my gratitude instead of what I am worrying about for the next day. So important to stop and appreciate all the little things in your life.

  • Reply Up Run For Life March 19, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Happy birthday to your son. That is awesome that your thyme came up this year. I kinda wish my tomatoes would do that but I’m not crossing my fingers.
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  • Reply Echo March 19, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Those are awesome things to be grateful for! I am always grateful for my family, even when they drive me crazy and my love for all things taco runs deep!

  • Reply Bonnie @wemake7 March 20, 2016 at 12:06 am

    I’m thankful this week to be alive, that I had a great weight loss weigh in this week and 2 of my kiddos had great birthdays.

  • Reply Tiffany March 20, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Homemade light sabers sounds so cool! How did they do that? Also, tacos are my favorite meal.

  • Reply HilLesha March 20, 2016 at 5:50 am

    Those tacos look delicious in every sense of the word! Vegetarian tacos are the best. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Nancy @ whispered inspirations March 20, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Happy belated birthday! Looks like your son had an amazing birthday! The taco’s look super delicious! We’ll be making some tonight! hehe

  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia March 20, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Your Son is so adorable! These tacos look delicious they are a favorite dish in our house. I am thankful for my family’s health. So many people are sick around us right now.

  • Reply Kathy March 20, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    I’m thankful for everything! Happy late birthday to your son by the way! I hope he enjoyed it. Sounds like you guys did a lot of fun things.

  • Reply Dressed2dNines March 20, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Happy belated bday to your son! Glad he enjoyed himself!

  • Reply Lynndee March 21, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    The thyme is a nice surprise indeed! ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a lot of things to be thankful for. Waking up this morning is one of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Shannon Gurnee March 21, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    These are definitely some great things to be thankful for! Love your post girl!

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