Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thankful Thursday: Stories & Routines

It's thankful Thursday time! We all have so much to be thankful for and we love to take this opportunity just to write down each and everything that comes to mind. Please take this time to share with us what you're thankful for as well. If you have a blog expressing your thankfulness, please share the link! Without further ado, here's what we're thankful for:

Mandi's List:

I’m thankful for hot chocolate. This time of year is the time of year I crave warm, cozy drinks. Hot chocolate always fits the bill. I could drink hot chocolate all day, throw some marshmallows in there and boom, perfection.

I’m thankful for Ronnie being home. After 2.5 weeks in the hole, there is nothing more awesome than having my hubby back. Mckenna and I both missed him!

I’m thankful for sweet stories. Mckenna has become quite the storyteller, and it is adorable. The way she tells stories, the stories she tells, her sweet little giggles in the middle and at the end…they make my heart so full!!

Ronnie's List:

I'm thankful for a non-traditional Thanksgiving Day celebration. I was still inpatient on Thanksgiving and I'm so thankful to my wife and daughter for making the drive down to the Hole to bring me a fantastic meal prepared by Nana. Mandi also brought a table cloth and candles to try and hide the fact we were eating on a metal picnic table outside of the hospital. It was a very special time for my family and the food was deelish!

I'm thankful for routines. I got out of the hospital the day after Thanksgiving day and spent the weekend loving up on my family and spending time with them. Come Monday, it's been all about getting back into the Sharpe routine. Whether that's work, gym, park, meals, bedtime or quality time with Mandi, I'm just so thankful to be back with my family and back into our routines.

I'm thankful that we're almost at the finish line. We started the process to become a licensed foster family many months ago, and I'm so thankful that that process will be coming to an end very soon. I believe that we learned a lot through the classes and grew as individuals and as a family.

What are you thankful for today?  

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Life Lately...It's December?

Woah baby, it's already December? How did that even happen? November was a complete blur. Ronnie was in the hospital for 2.5 weeks of it. Thanksgiving came and went. And now, Christmas is roaring down the tracks. Here's what's been happening lately:

Keni and I enjoyed a trip to visit my Grammy and Disney...This is how we spent most of our day at Disney, her on my shoulder so she could see...

We visited Daddy in the Hospital a lot...and played with all his fun toys. (Don't worry, it's just Hypertonic in there when she was breathing it in)

We played doctor at home since we has medicines, hospitals, and Daddy on the brain.

We spent a lot of time outside enjoying the beautiful (Arizona) fall weather. Check out that outfit...guess who dressed herself for the bike ride.

We had our first major head bleed...which almost went unnoticed because Keni is such a tough cookie...until I found blood all over.

But don't worry, we just put her hair back into a pony tail to cover up the dried blood and went to the store...I understand that may rule me out for mom of the year!

We celebrated Thanksgiving in the hospital with Ronnie...Thanks to the hard work of my mom who prepared all the food!!

Daddy came home...with new medical toys to play with

Dr. Tinklebell made sure he was healthy as an ox

We spent lots of time with our besties

And we relished in all the beauty that was around us.

December will prove to be just as awesome...and just as much of a blur, I'm sure. I will write a longer blog on this sometime this week, but we are ALMOST at the end of the foster licensing process. Our house passed inspection on Friday and our homestudy is done and being edited. All our paperwork will be submitted to the state next week, and then we wait!