The Samantha Years

Bad Mommy!

Samsmom just got a Bad Mommy Blogger award! And as you know, ‘bad’ is really ‘good’! Check out the LOVELY Princess who gave us this award. Princess Abigail, we LOVE you, your marvelous mommy and your wonderful family. Please check out this beautiful little lady at“>

In passing this award on, here are the award-reception conditions :

1. Pass it on to 5 other bad mommy bloggers.

2. Link back to the award creator.

3. Tell the recipients of your award just why you’re rewarding their badness!

Our Bad Mommy awards will be announced tomorrow! Stay tuned!

The Samantha Years

Tis the Season

Thanksgiving is over. I like Thanksgiving. No gifts, no long lines, a nice four-day weekend, the day revolves around food, ends with pie and reflections of gratitude.

What am I grateful for? I thought about this all day. I didn’t want to be cheesey or ordinary. I am very grateful for friends and family but I think you all know that….if not, here it is…..I am grateful and thankful that I have you in my life!!

So, I spent the day thinking about what typical things in my day made me grateful. Here’s my top ten…..

#10. The person in front of me at Starbucks bought my venti, non-fat vanilla latte’….ohhhhhhhh….what a way to start the day!!!!

#9. There was no one behind me in the Starbucks line (okay, yes I will pay it forward and buy someone else their coffee later but it didn’t have to do it today.)

#8. Heather M. and I ran the Thanksgiving Run

#7. Heather M. and I finished the Thanksgiving Run

#6. My hubbie watched Samantha while I ran

#5. Samantha got her PIC line out

#4. We had a great Thanksgiving with good friends

#3. The Mannings cooked….go Mannings!

#2. I sat on the couch patting my belly and watching the Incredibles

#1. Seizure free, good, good day for all of us

Twas a good day focused on the good. Imagine if I did this everyday….what about TODAY makes me grateful. Everyday would be Thanksgiving….if I could only manage to put pie into the equation 🙂

Happy Holidays!