Gratitude

First Day Recap

August 10, 2016

Elena had a great first day of school!  Her bus was right on time.  Her outfit was adorable.  And Mom remembered everything needed to send!

It was a success until 2:30 when she was to get on the bus to go home.  I got the dreaded call from the teacher and I already knew…..she barfed.  Right before walking out to the bus, Elena threw up.  So, I headed over to the school to pick her up.  I felt terrible for her teachers and aides who had to clean up barf on the first day of school.

Her report for the day was great though.  She had fun, no tears and everything else went smoothly.

I did ok too!  Of course there were tears when I saw how big and adorable she looked in her first day outfit.  And when I wheeled her down to the bus.  And when she got on the bus.  And when the bus pulled out of the cul-de-sac.  And as I walked back into the house with just Calvin.  BUT!  I survived.  The phone was glued to my hip all day but I survived.

Now if we can just get through day 2 without any puke (at school)!

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This is Elena. Our Light. You can see all the goodness and joy that shines from those deep blue eyes. She loves sneezes, yawns, industrial toilet flushes, automatic paper towel dispensers and The Star Spangled Banner. Music is her everything, specifically Moana, Frozen (really all Disney), Queen & Taylor Swift. Nothing makes her squeal quite like swimming, fast boat rides and her two brothers in trouble. In addition to her megawatt smile, Elena reminds us to cherish the smallest of victories, to live in the present, and to daily dwell in a posture of gratitude for every breath and every blessing.  

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I’m Emmalee, an ordinary gal born and raised in the Heartland. Wife to Chad, and Mom to Elena, Calvin & Turner, I spend most my days ridin’ dirty (literally so much trash) in my minivan carting kids to and fro. When I’m not being a Momager, I excel at self-care, cooking gourmet meals my kids won’t eat and deep-diving all the feelings. Most days, my attitude is gratitude, just taking life one step at a time.

Emmalee & Elena

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