Days 16, 17, 18 & 19: A Month of Thanks

Day 16:  For as long as I can remember, Saturdays have always been spent with my mom.  We would always curl up on the couch, make breakfast and settle in for some Hallmark movies or we would get up, get dressed and go to the mall and spend the day shopping and laughing; both of these types of Saturdays brought amazing memories with them. While I was engaged, Saturdays with my mom were one of the things I was scared of losing.  Things change drastically when you get married, and I was mentally preparing myself for these changes.  I am so fortunate that Saturdays with my mom have not stopped happening.  I can count on spending every Saturday with her, even if it's only for a couple of hours, I still get the pleasure of bonding with her. Honestly, since being married, our relationship is better than its ever been. I'm thankful for Saturdays of all kinds spent with my mom.

Day 17:  I'm thankful for The Farmer's desire to spend time with his friends.  When you're dating, you tend to get frustrated with each other about the amount of time you spend with friends outside of the relationship, but for some reason marriage brings the exact opposite out of you.  Since being married I've been so much more relaxed and "cool" with the things that The Farmer and his friends do.  I'm glad that he has amazing men in his life that enjoy the same things he does.  These hours spent playing and watching basketball, goofing off and making weird jokes gives him a chance to be more of who he is.  Plus, who doesn't like to watch a bunch of white guys "play" basketball?

Day 18:  I'm thankful for Hulu.  The Farmer and I decided not to go the cable or satellite route.  It's way too expensive for what we need right now, and all of the shows we like to watch are right there on Hulu or Netflix!  We bought an Internet TV (A TV with wifi capabilities) before we got married and it can easily be classified as the best decision we ever made. It allows you to connect to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Facebook and so much more right on your flat screen TV with no Wii or Xbox.  If you're in the market for a new TV... go the Internet TV route!

Day 19:  The Farmer and I were asked by our old youth pastor to help babysit for the bible study he was a part of.  It's a group of married couples with young children and they needed someone to keep them occupied while they had bible study.  We immediately said yes.  I LOVE kids; I could spends days with kids and not get tired of it...okay, maybe just a little tired of it, but not enough to stop.  I hope to be a mom someday and I thought this would be a cool way to see how The Farmer and I worked together to watch, and at times, discipline kids.  I'm very thankful that this group of adults has given us a chance to get to know their kids, they rock!

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