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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Mom car, Apps & Movement

It's Thankful Thursday time! Alright alright! Alright alright alright! Another week has past and is recorded in the history books! Now is as good a time as ever to kick back, relax, and reflect on all the good things in our lives that we're thankful for! Let's get started shall we!

Monica's list:

I am thankful I now have my own "mom" car! It isn't a new car... but it's new to me so that's exciting! We both have two door vehicles so needless to say when we found out it was twins we knew we were going to have to get different vehicles. My "new" car is a 2002 Chevy Malibu with only 30,000 miles!! It is the nicer LS version with all the added stuff and is in pristine condition! And.... I still have a sunroof!! Yeah!! ;) An older lady was the one selling it. She bought it brand new and treated it like it was her baby... you can definitely tell! It is older but everything still looks and runs new! We are going to be driving this car for a long time! Brand new vehicles are not personally a priority in our financial plan and goals. I feel like God blessed us in giving us a car we could afford, and that is just about as close to new as you can get (for a used car). Haha!

I am also thankful for my sweet hubby who had to jump through hoops to get everything settled and ready for me to drive my "new " car. He has taken car of all the inspections, licensing, insurance, and I haven't even had to think about a thing. He has hit several bumps in the road trying to get it all settled. :(  I am so thankful for a man that loves me so much and spoils me! He takes care of more things in our lives than I could list and I just couldn't be more appreciative! I really got a good one!

I am thankful for my Bible app! God's word is really precious to me and I can tell a difference in my life when I make it a daily priority. I love having it at my fingertips anywhere I go... in the car, on my lunch at work, when I'm waiting on something... I just love it!

I am thankful for movement! I have been feeling flutters for quite some time now but the movements are becoming stronger and more noticeable and often. I LOVE IT and just can't get enough of it! God gave women such a gift in being able to carry children! It is such a miracle and I could never express my gratitude that I get to experience it! I just can't wait for Jeremy to really feel them moving! I'll say it again, GOD IS GOOD!!

Jeremy's List:

I'm thankful for our new "parent" whip! Monica already eluded to our new ride, but I would like to add my 2 cents, lol. When I knew we would have to sell our vehicles and buy two different ones, it stressed me out. We are sooooo close to being debt free I can taste it (minus our IVF debt)! We haven't had a car payment for 2 years! I was really hoping we could sell ours and replace them with no additional debt incurred. That did not happen. I'm realistic and knew that to get something reliable and in halfway decent shape we'd have to spend a little. My blazer is on it's last leg I believe. Both our vehicles have over 190,000 miles, which means they won't sell for much. When we learned of this Malibu, I was reluctant at first. I didn't want to spend what they were asking. Once we saw it and drove it, we agreed it was definitely worth every penny. The bank wouldn't loan us the full amount, so we had to drain our savings to make up the difference, but we have the car! The sales tax and licensing was considerably less than my initial estimate as well, which will help the pocket book! Overall we have a great vehicle that should last us for another 150,000+ miles!

I'm thankful for frozen pizzas! I almost always eat a frozen pizza on my days off. I always have a to-do list a mile long on my days off and I get in go mode. I love that i can be working on stuff around the house or doing my treatments, pop a frozen pizza in the oven and have lunch 15 minutes later (we have a convection oven, it's the bomb! Cooks really fast!) They aren't healthy by any means, but I LOVE em!

So.... what are you thankful for today?! There's always something! Take a little time and think about it. Maybe say them out loud to remind yourself of some of the things you're thankful for! It only makes you crazy if you get caught! :) Have a great weekend everybody!!


  1. What Bible app do you use Monica? Also, thrilled you've been feeling the flutters!! I was jealous when Mandi would report those to me :)

    1. Ronnie! We use the YouVersion Bible app. Love it! There's tons of free devotions and reading plans. I'm slightly jealous too. We'll be sitting somewhere and she'll feel one, grab my hand and put it on her belly, but I have yet to feel anything definite. Most of what I "feel" is probably in my head, lol!