TGIF: Things I’m Grateful For

Vintage slate chalk board hanging on wooden background

Each Friday I join with Ashley from Hello Nature and Laura from Ginger + Co to share the things I’m grateful for this week.

Uncle S
This was our last week on the Marriage Course. Uncle S and his sidekick for the evening came to boy-sit (I would say babysit but Our Sidekick would argue that he’s not a baby!). Uncle S was on a mission on Wednesday, he took over from me feeding Jaxon so that I could head out, he also sorted dinner for Our Sidekick. The three of them were having takeaway for tea so I think Our Sidekick was a bit excited!

Mum and Dad
Again my parents are in here, my Mum has been helping me with various crocheting projects that I’ve been working on, a couple of weeks ago I kept delivering the next bundle of squares to my Mum who was stitching them all together. Later today, Dad is going to have to Jaxon so that I can have a meeting with one of my clients.

Better Weather
Although the weather can’t quite make up it’s mind, it has been a bit better this week which has meant, Jaxon and I have been able to get out and walk about a bit more. On Tuesday we caught the bus into town for Knit and Natter at YMCA Foutain. We were then able to walk home rather than catch the bus. We got to Mum’s and Jaxon’s hands were getting cold so we spent some time there and defrosted. As we walked from Mum’s house to our House it did start to spit but thankfully it didn’t get any worse than that.

My Car
I’m grateful for my car this week because it meant that I could go and meet with a lady about baby wearing. Her third baby is due imminently and she doesn’t think that she can get to the next meeting of the local baby wearing group so we met at a local soft play place and chatted though the carriers that I have and what works for us and what didn’t work for us. (We loved the Hug-A-Bub when Jaxon was smaller but I now prefer the Connecta because of how quick and easy it is to get Jaxon in and out of it especially as the supermarket for example).

Our Adventures this week

Jaxon has been very happy and smily this week. He’s also been more mobile. In the bottom middle picture I had propped him up against the table and he managed to hold himself there for quite a while. The bottom left he was rolling round the floor entertaining people at Slimming World last night.


  1. Faint Not Mom says:

    Glad to find your blog! My husband and I did the Marriage Course in our first year of marriage and it has had a lasting effect! It was awesome! Sending you love from Denver!

    • Hannah says:

      Hey! Thanks for stopping by. We did a version called Time Out For Youth Leaders when Chris was the Youth Worker at our church but that was like 5 years ago. In May we will have been married for 8 years! Seems like ages! I think it’s definitely worth doing it every couple of years like you’d service a car every so often rather than leaving it until it breaks down to fix a problem (if that makes sense!) The guy and his wife who led most of the weeks said that every time they do the course or they lead it they keep learning new things from each other.

    • Hannah says:

      Thank you!! I know right. Life gets so busy and crazy it’s good to slow down and just think over it. Especially if you can see where God has been in your week (or at least in my case!)

    • Hannah says:

      Hey! I love seeing my Dad’s face when Jaxon arrives. When he knows we’re on our way he’ll often come out to the car so he can meet us. (even if it’s raining he’ll wait on the doorstep in the dry and then dash out to us!). I also love hearing my Dad sing along to the kids programmes while Jaxon is sat on his knee.

    • Hannah says:

      Hey Ashley! Sorry for the delay. Thanks for the comment. I love looking back and seeing what has happened in the week. Acts of Service is one of my love languages so remembering all those times people have helped me and things like that makes me feel all loved!

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