I am sharing a true and honest thank you note to 2017.

A Thank You Note to 2017

A Thank You Note to 2017

A thank you note to 2017? Seems kind of crazy for me to want to thank 2017, considering there has been some bellyaching on my end. 2017 has had its hard days. I’ve let the outside world consume a lot of me and I’m not proud of that, at all. I want to work better on not letting everything consume me in 2018. But then again, I’m the lady who gets all worked-up when I don’t see my favorite greeter at the store for a couple of days; I get all panicked. I’m also the lady that despite being a happy half-glass-full-kind-of-gal, I can create my fears in my head. I thought I beat FEARLICIA, but I haven’t. I’m working on that.

I am sharing a true and honest thank you note to 2017.

2017 has taught me a lot about myself and I’m thankful for that.

Thank you, 2017, for making me more aware that I can manifest and create what I want. And for that I will be more careful and intentional with my thoughts.


Thank you, 2017, for making me pay attention to things and teaching me that there is a time to step away.

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Thank you, 2017, for our new home.

Happy with the start of July: 1) walked around the city with my girls. πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ’• 2) Got to enjoy an international parade. It was a beautiful representation of the melting pot that is our world & how we can come together to celebrate each other. Over 200 countries represented. 3) The girls & I helped a cute elderly woman from Romania find and walk to the train station. It made me feel good to help & have the girls (& my fur baby) help this sweet woman. 4) Met up with our men and enjoyed an Epic Burger. If only I could live in the city, I would. But this chickadee & her flock will head back to the burbs soon. P.S. I made a story 😊 Wishing you a Happy July! #MicroBlog

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Thank you, 2017, for helping me find passion through calm.

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Thank you, 2017, for keeping my family healthy and safe, happy and filled with laughter.






Thank you, 2017, for helping me realize I need more out of 2018. I plan to be more, to do more, to connect more. Thankful to have the support of my rock to keep me going.


And thank YOU!

I haven’t been around as much this year and you’ve still checked in on me from time to time, I appreciate that.

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Thank You Notes: Vacation, New Year, & Christmas Calories

I love Fridays, I love thank you notes, and I love Jimmy’s Thank You Notes, so, naturally, Friday here on my blog means: Thank You Notes and Jimmy Fallon!

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Thank you, Jimmy!!

Jimmy’s Thank You Notes:  

Thank You, Jimmy!

Thank You, Christmas Break!! Our vacation was much needed. We took our two weeks to rest and relax, and it was awesome! We didn’t do anything fancy, unless you consider playing the Wii in matching pajamas fancy. πŸ™‚ We played with all the games the kids received for Christmas, watched all the Christmas movies, ate the carbs, STAR WARS, and enjoyed each other’s company (even though there was a touch of bickering ?).

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Thank you, Crystal, for delivering Just Dance 2016 & almond milk on New Year’s Day!!! Can you believe Amazon delivers on New Year’s Day? I couldn’t believe it, but they do, and I felt crappy about it, so we tipped Crystal nicely & gave her a SBUX gift card. Crystal delivered a memory maker. πŸ™‚  I think the kids will remember the days when their silly parents danced danced with them, I know I will not forget these days with my babies and my babe- good times. Also, it’s been great cardio! Thanks Crystal + Amazon!

Just Dance 2016

Thank you, New Year, for being that push of renewal we all need. I’m excited to read everyone’s goals and little words for 2016. Good Luck, friends!! We can do this. πŸ˜‰

I choose to flourish this year.

Also, New Year’s Eve/Day, thanks for giving us an excuse to put together a backdrop to take silly pictures and slo-mo videos. TAMALES TOO!!

Happy 2016

Tamale making 2016

Thank you, Christmas calories, for being the gift that keeps on giving.


My husband forgot to give me these chocolates for Christmas. I found them while I was restocking our pantry yesterday, he insisted I try them with him when he came home for lunch. I didn’t want to be rude πŸ˜€

Moonstruck Chocolates Gift

Monstruck Chocolates

Thank you, Friday!!!

So, friends who or what gets a Thank You Note from you?

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Thank You Notes: Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and M’babe

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Welcome to the first Thank You Notes of 2015! I’m excited to be back, I’ve missed sharing my thank you notes with you. Wait!– are you new here? Β Well, then welcome, I’m happy you’re here! Are you wondering what Thank You Notes is… well besides AWESOME eh hem, I mean fun, it’s a weekly linkup to share your Thank You Notes. I was inspired by Mr. Jimmy Fallon’s, Thank You Notes, he shares his thank yous each Friday on his show.

Thank You, Jimmy!His thank you notes are usually funny and a tad bit snarky. I love Fridays!

Jimmy and I both went on holiday on the 19th, here’s Jimmy’s Thank You Notes before he took his break:

Okay, so I have a ton of thank you notes to write out, I hope you don’t mind….

Thank you, Santa, for leaving the five of us BOOMco. Stealth Ambush Blasters, because we weren’t competitive enough already.

Christmas Gangstas

Our Christmas morning consisted of kids vs. parents. Β I know, not super Christmassy and usually not my type of toy, but Santa.

Don’t I look so gangsta πŸ™‚

Gangsta Christmas Mommy

Thank you,Β Amazon, for being a lifesaver this holiday season. πŸ˜‰ That’s right AmazonPrime for life!


Thank you, Mom, for having the guts to let the others know…. I’m your favorite! I love you

Mom Text

We Skyped with my family since we couldn’t be there, again. Β I think I solidified my “favorite” status when I sent my Mom this:

2015 Charleston Firefighter CalendarΒ 

D4D_7258_Cover-Photo-1-300x300Β Thank you, family, for such a fun New Year’s Eve, even if it was at home. Β Let’s do it again this year.

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Oh, and thank you again, family, for keeping the tamale tradition going. Β The tamales were tasty, Mom would be proud. XO


We had a fun two week break. Thankfully my husband gets 2 WHOLE WEEKS off from work, and we try to make the best of it. Β We did. Β It was nice. Β Babe, I want to thank you for such a fun break. Β Also, thank you for introducing the kids to the phrase “ride or die chick” and having Siri refer to you as “Bad Ass Mother F***er” those were fun times in the truck. πŸ™‚ Β I love you.


Β Thank you, Dallas Cowboys!!!! Β You guys almost gave me a heart attack on Sunday, can you not do that again this weekend, thanks.


Thank you, baby boy, for this picture. Β I love it. Β Sure, it took me a minute to realize that, that was a Cowboy’s star and not an um… you know… special plant on the shirt. Β The munching on the hamburger threw me off πŸ˜€ Β I know, I know, real mature…. did you read what my husband said? He called me his ride or die chick, and I did not tell my son what I thought his shirt looked like πŸ˜€


Β Thank you, Friday, I’m in love!

So, what are your thank you notes this week? Β Want to share them here?

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