Mark, Jennifer, Ethan, Emily

This blog is about our family, who have dealt with the loss of two sons with Muscular Dystrophy, the adoption of a son diagnosed with Agenesis of Corpus Callosum and the birth our a healthy little girl. It's a crazy life, but we are loving it.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thankful Thursday

This has kinda been a hard week with Ethan and his behavior. It seems that it has been constant disciplining. I'm just worn out. But, I'm going to praise my Lord anyway. So, here goes this weeks Thankful Thursday.

#1. Holy Smokes! Have you tried these? If you've read my blog for any length of time, you would see I love all things chocolate mint. These are really good. I want to lick the tubs when I'm done. I may or may not have done that behind my office door. I'm truly thankful I found these babies!!!

#2. When Ethan was in kindergarten, at the beginning of the year his teacher asked the parents of each student to send $5 so she could purchase snacks for the class for the whole year. This year, Emily's kindergarten teacher does it differently. She sends home the "Snack Bag". If your child comes home with the "Snack Bag", you have to fill it up with snacks and send it the next day with your child.

I have gotten the beloved bag twice and I was giddy and excited each time to make something extra special to send for snacks. However, I didn't notice that I was pretty lucky to get the bags on a Friday, so I had the whole weekend to come up with a snack.

Tuesday night, around 6:30, I opened Emily's back pack and look what I found.

Here's me with said bag. Smiling of all things.
So I rummaged around and remembered that I bought ingredients to try a new recipe I found for Applesauce Muffins. I had to double the recipe and luckily I had everything. They turned out wonderful. I even got a note home from the teacher thanking me for the yummy muffins. I did manage to keep one and have it the next day for a snack at work. They were pretty good if I say so myself.

You can find the recipe here.

#3. My Hubby picked up his new tailored suits he bought a couple of weeks ago. It was such a blessing to me to see him happy and confident in a new suite.

#4. Last but not least, we have decided to take a family vacation this year! A real, let's pack up the car and drive the family somewhere that's not around here, vacation. Yeah! First time, since, well before we had kids. So excited. We're thinking Branson!

Hope everyone has a blessed week! Love, Jennifer


  1. You so talked me into trying the mousse :) My husband beams when he gets a new suit also. How exciting to take a vacation...our is usually our bible conference fun but a lot of work. Not really a mommy vacation if you know what I mean.

    1. Tesha, you're so right! Those are usually our types of vacations, too! I'm looking forward to actually getting out of Texas! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my blog. It's so neat that you're just right down the road. It's always good to find people that have things in common with you even if they are not fun things. Your two angels are precious!

    We absolutely LOVE Branson. It has been one of my family's favorite vacation spots. So family friendly and fun. Not to mention beautiful! Let me know if you have any questions ��

  3. I must definitely must try that mousse! Sounds wonderful. And yay for family vacations. I'm your newest GFC follower stopping by from Kelly's Korner. I always love "meeting" other Austin-area bloggers! WOuld love for you to stop by my blog sometime :)