so much

So much to be thankful for. 

A busy shop
Loads and loads of orders being packaged and mailed Monday through Saturday. Busiest month since opening the shop. Gratitude Journals and mini books and custom prints commissioned by Grandmothers for their new little loves and Sisters thanking their Brothers with a custom subway art print for the Gym he owns.  All so humbling and keeps me hopping.

My job.
I'm a Mom first and foremost and because I'm lucky enough to be a Mommy that works from home, I don't have to rush around trying to find a caretaker when the kids are sick like I used to when I was in the corporate world. I can be there to overhear my Spunky reading stories out loud to her Bunny and dearly loved cat Smoky while she wears bunny ears. I'm blessed to have three children, this I know. 

Edited to Add  |  Calling now to make an appointment for Isabella, she woke up saying it was hard to swallow. Ugh. There goes getting our family portraits done this afternoon.

My family.
I'm in a good spot right now. I'm at peace with where Zach is in his life and working on "be"ing fine with what it is. He is happy, he has a supportive and caring girlfriend and he calls and texts and visits.

I'm unbelievably proud that Isabella made straight A's on her first Fourth Grade report card with several 99's! Amazing.

Couldn't be happier that Victoria earned all M's {for Mastery} in First Grade. She wants to be just as good as her Zachi and big sis. Full Disclosure...Zach was always an excellent student as well and he is much smarter than his Mom ever hoped to be. 

Can't even begin to tell you how Gordon has blessed my life. And by the way, he won the Big Wig award last night at the American Advertising Federation's dinner as Best Paper Rep for the region. It's an event for the unsung heroes of the advertising world.

Yes indeed, so much to be thankful for in my life. And it's good to take a moment to be grateful for all the good moments we're blessed with.


  1. Hi Monika,
    I'm so glad that everything is going so well for you in your life.
    You deserve it:)

  2. I love that you're in a season of happy, joy even! These are the ones we savor. I hope yours lasts a long time. :) You encourage me, pretty mama! xo

  3. I am Thankful for having meet you this year ! bleesings for you and your family...Andrea

  4. What a wonderful post, Monika. Very well said. :) Sending you much love!

  5. Hi Monika,
    You could be proud of your family and you did a great job. Such a Wonderful post warms my heart.

  6. i am sure that you bless all those people in your life as much as they bless you. I am so happy your "life is great"; you deserve it!! Happy weekend to you!

  7. Love this post, Monika.
    I am thankful we are friends.

  8. Loved reading this!! I just did a "thankful" post on my weight loss blog so we were having this same "thankful" attitude.
    I hope Isabella is feeling better! Hoping you are able to have your family pics taken soon. Can't wait to see those!!!
    Oh yeah, "A"wesome grades!!!!

  9. what a great post Monika!
    I'm so happy for you!!



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