Thankful Thursday

Happy Thankful Thursday!  Our day started off with a tornado warning and a storm.  Thankfully, our neighborhood didn't get any damage.  However, there were some downed trees in other parts of the Queen City.  Fingers crossed that we're not in for another summer like the one we had last year because this is almost how it started off.

We've had a few rain storms back to back already.  A rainy summer is not going to allow us to enjoy the community pool or the tennis court at all.  Speaking of the pool and tennis court, I am so thankful that when we took the kids to see our new place, they loved it.  Neither of them wanted to leave.  You would have thought it was Christmas morning the way their eyes lit up at looking at everything.

I'm thankful that we're upgrading from one bathroom to two!  I'm also thankful to once again have a dishwasher, garbage disposal and actually spaces for a pantry and the washer and dryer to go!  The Mr and I have have his and hers closets.  We have a good sized balcony with an outdoor storage closet.  And best of all I have my fireplace feature again!!  Y'all, I seriously love wood-burning fireplaces.  

I know they are not really ecofriendly because they give off smoke, but I enjoy having them.  Plus, when it snows here in the city or we get freezing rain the power has been known to go out.  We did invest in a kerosene heater last year, but it will be nice to also have fireplace because you can find tons of free firewood around these parts.  That beats having to find a way to safely store kerosene until winter any day in my book.  I told Moo that we will have a girls' night and roast marshmallows in it.

Also, I'm thankful that I'll be able to film cooking vlogs because we actually have counter space in this place!  The neighborhood is quiet and it has a gym that I will be hitting hard in preparation for my upcoming trip to New Orleans.  Enough about the new place, tomorrow is a big day.  My little man is turning 3!!  I can't believe it.  

He's grown up so fast.  Three tomorrow and preschool in August.  I'm not ready y'all.  And I don't think the Mr is ready either.  With Moo it's different for him, I think her growing up will hit him once we hit those preteen years and she starts getting into boys, but seeing how big JJ is getting has been making him think about things like him almost being ready to play his first sport and all of that.  I'm excited for them to have more father-son time in that aspect.

Last but not least, I am thankful to be kicking off She Just Writes' "Mom Knows Best" series today.  So, stop on by and check out my feature: Young Urban Modern Mommy on a Mission: Blogger K. Elizabeth

What's on your thankful list this week?

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  1. Yay for moving a fireplace just makes the entire home nice. 3 I hate that age it goes fast from there on out Love the graphics for you new feature too

    1. You're right everything goes faster once they hit three. I am definitely cherishing this time and having him be a toddler for a little while longer.

  2. Yeah to modern conveniences. We have a fireplace in our house but we don't really use it. It's more for decoration and it will help during resale.

    We had a crazy storm on Monday too and thankfully we only got heavy rain which helped with our drought conditions.

  3. I'm so glad that you and your family were okay during the storm. Things were rocking and rolling here in Charleston yesterday, but luckily we didn't have any tornadoes.

    I love wood burning fireplaces, too! When we bought our house, that was a non-negotiable on my list. They make the entire place feel cozy immediately.

    Happy birthday, little one! I hope the day goes well--3 is a big one! :)

  4. I'm so happy for you and your family, your new place sounds fabulous!
    You are going to love the bathroom situation, we {5 of us} went from 1 1/2 baths to 3, I'm one HAPPY mama.
    I cannot believe JJ is three already!!??!! I have no idea where time is going, but it is going!
    I hope you and your family had a beautiful weekend.

  5. Also congrats on the feature!! I'm about to go check it out now.

  6. I can't wait for two bathrooms..what a concept!! congrats on the feature!!