Spin Cycle: What I’m Thankful For

November 22, 2008 7:00 am

This week’s Spin Cycle topic is to write about what I’m thankful for. Here’s my spin on the subject. After yesterday’s never ending post (thanks to you three who got through the entire thing), I promise to keep it short.

There are so many things in my life that I’m thankful for (you guys included), but I’m going to write about my family. Jamie is such a supportive husband and I’m completely spoiled. He’s my best friend and the best father and I don’t know what I’d do without him.

My kids are absolutely amazing. I spent the night going through old video footage to try to pick something that summed up how great my life is but I think you have to be here to really get it. We laugh and play and hug and throw tantrums and I wouldn’t change a minute of it. Ok, maybe the tantrums but that’s about it. I didn’t put up a video of me with the kids because I sound like a high-pitched twelve year old on all of them, so I didn’t want to share. Instead, I’ll leave you with a video that Jamie made me for my first Mother’s Day. He surprised me that morning with a file on my desktop (the video) and a sheet cake with Graham’s face on it. Who wouldn’t love the guy who gives his wife a face cake and a cheesy video? Nobody, that’s who.

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  1. DeeMarie

    VERY CUTE!! What a great tribute to a great mommy. And face cake? You can’t beat that.
    It’s only 7am and now I want cake though… I’ll resist!! Great spin!!!

    DeeMaries last blog post..Thanksgiving Thanks… Day 2

  2. Sprite's Keeper

    Awesome Spin! I love an early morning, Sprite and John still sleeping, and me watching a chubby baby smile on video. Where did all that hair come from? He had nothing in that footage! You’re linked, Casey!

    Sprite’s Keepers last blog post.."Mommy’s Here"

  3. Brenda-SeriouslyMama

    Thanks for sharing the love this morning. After waking up with our 20 month old 5 times last night, I had about had it with my kids. You made me realize once again, it’s just a stage and we’ll get through it. Loved the video!

    Brenda-SeriouslyMamas last blog post..My Love Man

  4. Kirsten

    Awww I want to learn how to make those. Hoping Santa brings me the software for Christmas this year. I promise I’ve been good!

    Very cute!

    Kirstens last blog post..Oh Yes Itโ€™s Ladies Nightโ€ฆ.

  5. HeatherPride

    Did YOU cry like a baby when you watched that video for the first time?? Because I sure did!!! Very, very sweet! Grahamburger! Hilarious! We have that same play gym and Claire is using it now!

    HeatherPrides last blog post..Heck Yeah I Did

  6. Michele

    Awesome video. How thoughtful!

    Don’t you love the whole body smiles?

    Micheles last blog post..Beatles Fan (God, I’m such a dork) and parenting style

  7. Laufa

    That is so sweet, I asked Roy to give me a romantic gift this year (not sexy) for my B-day. We have gotten out of the habit of buying gifts for each other, we have have beem tight with out $$.

    Laufas last blog post..Three times the Thanks

  8. mrsbear

    That was really sweet. I always get sad looking at them as babies, it’s such a brief wondrous little period. That first year just flies by. Face cake and a Grahamburger video, nice job Jamie. Those sweet baby days have been exchanged for block throwing and tantrums. Woo hoo. Exciting in their own right, if you can remember to wear a face guard. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    mrsbears last blog post..Teen Times Four

  9. Heather

    NOW that video “kinda” made me want to have more babies…..sooooo, cute!!

    Heathers last blog post..Middle School pee pee fight

  10. Toni

    Love it! You do have a great husband! Please notice that I did not type hubby…

    Tonis last blog post..I want my Cable TV – Comcast our relationship is over

  11. Elle Charlie

    What a great video – thanks for sharing – you’ve got a good man! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Elle Charlies last blog post..Sadness

  12. Katie

    Aw, Gramburger. ๐Ÿ™‚ That is too cute. Ella and I watched it together and we are both crying, lol!

    Katies last blog post..Yay or Nay

  13. goodfather

    Great video. Props to Jamie! Facecake, lol!

    goodfathers last blog post..Twilight Mom

  14. Kiki

    What a precios video! You mean there are guys out there that actually do sweet and thoughtful things like that? Yes, I admit it, I’m
    jealous ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. cyndi

    Oh, how wonderful! Dean made me a video from the boys’ first three days so we could watch them while we were at home and they in the hospital for 9. I cried every time I watched it and still do…we seriously need to take more video. That’s such a beautiful song (tho Dean swears by Keith Whitley’s version) and the love in that video is awesomesauce! The boys call my friend Amber AmberGER and I’d forgotten what that exersaucer looked like with all parts intact LOL. Thankful for the reminder and your friendship :bighugs:

    cyndis last blog post..One Trick Pony

  16. Miss Jack

    That was precious…you had me cryin’. THanks! And for that, I am thankful! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Miss Jacks last blog post..The Rehearsal Dinner, A.K.A Meet My Cousins

  17. Elisa

    That is awesome! Your hubby ROCKS! I feel so incredibly guilty now though b/c I don’t have videos like that of my girls. ๐Ÿ™

    Grahamburger. LMAO. I was almost crying when it got to the end and then I started to LOL. ๐Ÿ˜€

    You’re a lucky lady!

    Elisas last blog post..Quickly Now

  18. Jim

    The video is fantastic. That’s a lot to be thankful for.

    Jims last blog post..The Big Guy (with the funny hat)

  19. carrie

    That is all I got so late. I am finally cought up in my reader.

    carries last blog post.."X" Number of Reasons Why I am Odd (22/30)

  20. steenky bee

    SOOOOO CUTE. My favorites are Graham in the high chair – he’s pulling the best faces. My other favorite – the dog walking through the middle of a scene with Jamie and Graham. Priceless.

    steenky bees last blog post..The Spin Cycle: Manipulation with Potty Training

  21. Debbie

    That’s just crazy sweet. Gave me goosebumps.

    Debbies last blog post..Time

  22. jenni

    oh, my so sweet.

    jennis last blog post..The Breech, Oh the Breech

  23. Lydia @ On The Verge

    What a great video!

    Lydia @ On The Verges last blog post..Awards From The Mom Buzz

  24. bessie.viola

    Wow, what a touching video. So cool of your husband to do that for you… that’s something to be thankful for over the course of many years!

    bessie.violas last blog post..no words.

  25. Krystal

    That is so sweet!! You are a very lucky woman to have a man that is so creative like that. In our house I am the one that does that stuff. You should have seen the video I made him for Father’s Day (If I knew how to upload I will) – the most from him is a trip to Target (on his own) to buy me something. Material stuff is okay but the mushy stuff is even better. I AM SO JEALOUS!!!

    Krystals last blog post..Turtles, Pancakes, and Gas Oh My!

  26. Heidi

    very cool and cute to boot! Your hubby sounds as great as mine! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Heidis last blog post..Thanksgiving: Part 2

  27. jen

    very sweet.
    lovely thankful post.

    jens last blog post..wind … and rainbows.

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