Thanks & Gratitude: A New Dress, Spaghetti Squash, & More

I’m thankful that I received the opportunity to review another dress from eShatki.


I’m thankful that my kids tried spaghetti squash for the first time today.

I’m thankful that so many people have supported my son’s cub scout pack by ordering Boy Scout popcorn from him.

I’m thankful that I’m finally painting my daughter’s room.


I’m thankful for the flexibility that we have with homeschooling.

I’m thankful for the new homeschool program at one of our local libraries.

I’m thankful for smiling kids.


I’m thankful that my husband is there to do the things I’m too afraid to do. Like helping our son carve two items with a pocketknife for his Cub Scout whittling chip. I could barely look at my son holding the pocketknife because I was nervous about him using a real knife for the first time. Thankfully, he successfully carved a house and a shopping cart to earn his whittling chip.


I’m thankful for Fall.

I’m thankful for learning from my mistakes.

I’m thankful that New Girl season 5 is on Netflix. I got hooked on the show New Girl last month and I finished all the season on Netflix. Then a week later they added the latest complete season. I can always count on this show for some good laughs.

Speaking of good laughs I’m thankful that new Black-ish episodes are starting to air.

I’m thankful for good music.

I’m thankful for meditation and feeling the presence of God.

I’m thankful for kind people.

I’m thankful that I won a giveaway host by Mrs. AOK featuring jewelry from Vanessa the owner of One of Rosa Petals.

I’m very thankful for nights when both of my kids fall asleep 5 minutes after getting into bed.

I’m thankful for good books. I read Angie Martinez’s My Voice last week and it was really good read, especially for anyone who likes hip hop.


I’m thankful that my kids fold the towels without me asking them to.

What are you thankful for this week?


  • Reply Tamara September 30, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Congrats for winning a giveaway! I won two blog giveaways this week and it had been awhile.
    Spaghetti squash is awesome! We make spaghetti and meatballs with it, and even the kids eat it.. with enough cheese..
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    • Reply Sonya October 3, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Two giveaways in one week is awesome. 🙂
      I make spaghetti squash all the time, but my kids just wouldn’t try it. But being with all the other kids and because it was part of the Food Discoveries program they gave it a try. I’m just glad they like it know. 🙂

  • Reply Mrs. AOK October 3, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    I could see myself reading Angie Martinez’s My Voice in her voice. 🙂 I swear I can do voices.
    I would be just like you with the pocket knife. I’m like that in the kitchen with the kids when they want to help cut things. YIKES!
    I LOVE Blackish, that show is always good for some belly laughs, for sure.
    Gotta love those cute smiling faces!!!


    • Reply Sonya October 3, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      My Voice was such a good book. You should totally read it in Angie’s voice. 🙂
      The pocketknife carvings were scary. But I’m glad he learned about knife safety and he is learning how to correctly use a pocketknife.
      Yes, you get an abundance of belly laughs with Blackish. It will be interesting to see how a baby changes up the show.
      Thanks, I love those little cute faces. 🙂

  • Reply LaKita October 11, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Congrats on winning the giveaway! I am also happy that Black-ish is back on for another season, good music, and Fall 🙂
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    • Reply Sonya October 21, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      I need to catch-up on Black-ish. I try to watch it on the ABC app with my husband and we have missed the last few weeks.

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