Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Fave Five

My first blog post in a long time AND my first Friday Fave Five in a super long time! (Please see Living to Tell the Story to join Friday Fave Five.) I'm now on maternity leave so I actually have time to post. I thought that listing the blessings of the week was a good place to start.

1)  My first full week of maternity leave: I am so happy to be away from my job and on maternity leave! I feel so much more relaxed now that I am not working! My last day at work was actually July 31st, so this is the end of my first full week of mat leave (as opposed to the 1/2 week at the beginning of August).

Aside.....It has been a pretty busy week for a "week off". We had a new stove delivered, heater vents have been cleaned, baby room was cleaned and organized, second hand baby clothes were washed, folded, and put away, a visit with friends who have a 3 year old and new born, plus hubby and I had a dinner date night out.

2) Hubby had 2 extra days off this week: I love when my husband has extra days off during the week! For this past year our time together has been somewhat limited. I worked days and he worked afternoon/evenings. So our only time together was Saturday mornings, all day Sundays, and Monday evenings. We see more of each other now that I'm on mat leave (another bonus!) but with his work being slow and giving him 2 extra days off this week I'm a happy wife!

3) Baby room ready for baby: I'm a huge procrastinator so having this one done is wonderful! Plus now that I'm at 37 weeks this baby could technically come any day. (But trust me, as my first baby I`m not expecting baby to come early.)

4) Generous friends: This fave happened through many weeks (even months!). We have received many free baby items from friends who have already had their kids and just want to get rid of their baby items. I received a bunch of newborn clothes from my sister, a crib and many receiving blanakets from my husband`s friends, a baby carrier, baby info books, and bouncy chair from another friend, and my parents paid for the car seat we choose. We truly are blessed and loved!

5) More time to see my niece and nephews: Another bonus of maternity leave is more time to spend with my sister`s kids. I love these kids and just getting to spead time with them is so much fun! We went for a riverside walk and played at the park last week, and next week we plan to take a skytrain trip to Science World. (The skytrain being the exciting part for the 5 year old!)

Thanks for joining me while I re-count the blessings in my life. I hope you all can see the blessings in your lives too!