Gratitude

We’ve Been Busy

January 11, 2014

All of us that is…well, except for Pete maybe.

As I previously mentioned, we officially put our house up for sale.  All is going well so far, fingers crossed…well, except for that giant snowstorm followed by -40 degree temperatures that we endured days after listing.  We survived, however our dining room ceiling and basement bathroom ceiling did not.  The perils of owning a 75 year old home!  We had some serious ice dams on our house that allowed water to back up inside, causing some minor damage…but water damage is never minor when your house is for sale!  After a few hours of panicking, we got the situation under control and all is well again…whew!  Did I mention we cannot wait to be in our new house?

Speaking of, we are making exciting progress up in Zionsville and hope to be moving in about six weeks.  Cannot wait!

I’ve been swamped with cleaning this house what seems like every 12 hours for showings, entertaining Elena around the clock, STILL picking out finishes for the new house, and being pregnant.  I can’t complain too much about that though, this pregnancy has been much easier than Elena’s aside from some aching back muscles and sciatica.  But, I think that has more to do with lugging Elena around than this little guy 🙂

We are desperate to get back into our routine, as the winter weather gave us another week off of most our therapies.  Things should stabilize this week and we can get back to normal.  While Elena hasn’t been busy with therapy, she has been “busy” dancing and listening to her favorite tunes.

Elena loves her music.  Most of all, she loves the ending to songs.  “A Spoon Full of Sugar” from Mary Poppins is the best.  The ending makes her giggle and squirm.  And I love that she loves Julie Andrews 🙂

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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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