This girl!

This girl!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

This week's 10 things I am thankful for.

I am late to post this list but I have a very good excuse: we just came back from vacation and we had a great time. We went to NJ and NYC, Sophia was so good the entire time even in the car when we were stuck in traffic for hours! So here is my list:

Ten Things of Thankful

  1. I am glad I live within driving distance from NYC:   And even though it took us 7 hours from MA to get to were we stayed in NJ, it was a pleasant drive because my sweet girl was very good the whole time and never complained!
  2. Friends: I am glad our friends were so nice to let us stay with them, I was really looking forward to go to NYC but paying for a hotel was not at option so staying with them was a huge help.
  3. Our friends' daughter: What a sweet girl she is, Maddie is about Sophia's age and was really nice to my baby, letting her play with all her toys and making sure Sophia was always happy. It's rare to find kids that are willing to share their toys and even the house with another kid but this girl made our stay a pleasant one.
  4. My husband: Once again he demonstrated why I said "I do". He is so supportive and understanding! I am lucky to have him with me!

  5. Air conditioning: When we were in NYC walking in Central Park and walking along 5th Avenue, the humidity was brutal, but the 2 second moment of heaven we felt every time a store door was open was enough to get us going, then we got to Rockefeller Center and cooled off, that gave us our energy back to face the walk back to our car.
  6. Sophia's mood during the trip: She is very happy most of the time, but we were a little worried that she was going to get bored after 1 hour into the drive there, or anxious at our friends' house for being a different place, or tired walking in NYC because of the heat and humidity, but my girl was very good, sooo good every single day we were away and I will always be thankful for her great behavior.
  7. Summer school starts tomorrow: I know this was on my last week's list too,  but I have a thousand things to do and the 4 hours Sophia is going to be at school are going to be a big help.
  8. Colombian products at my local grocery store: They have just a couple of Colombian products there, but one of them is like a griddle cake that I often have for breakfast. I wish they had more but I am thankful they have this one!
  9. Once again, my international phone plan: This is something I am thankful for not only every week but everyday that I get to talk to my mom. It's only 20 bucks for me and free for her, but talking to her is priceless.
  10. I am glad it's not too busy at work today so I can catch up with my blog hopping and post this list (I hope I'm not jinxing it).
See you next week!


  1. I love the photo at the end! Your trip sounds so wonderful - hurray to Sophia being such a trooper and not getting anxious or bored. And double hurray to school starting tomorrow! It does for us as well and I am so relieved - both because my son NEEDS those four hours and because I do, too...
    Happy Sunday!

  2. I totally enjoyed the 'visual' that your #5 item caused to go off in my head: you guys walking along a long sidewalk... puffs of cool air (like in the comics little icicles) shooting out onto the sidewalk.
    Sounds like a successful trip!

  3. I would LOVE to be close enough to NYC to get there in a day's drive! I've only been there twice, but it's a fun city! (And lucky you, having friends to stay with! I was always there on business and was spoiled by my company paying for everything. If I had to pay for a hotel there? Ouch!) Glad you got a few days to enjoy yourselves. I hope you have a productive week while Sophia is in school!

    p.s. LOVE the picture of the two of you. LOVE IT!

  4. Living in driving distance of NYC sounds awesome. Glad you had such a wonderful trip. And wow for finding Columbian goods! I was always so excited when I found anything German (besides sauerkraut) at a store when we lived in the States, then it was always time to stock up ;-)

  5. Your trip sounds awesome! I would really love to visit NYC one day, too. Maybe some day.

    As for Sophia she sounds like a really good girl and I am glad she helped to make your days away pleasant!

    That last pictures of you two is just adorable!! <3

  6. Awwwww look at those twin grins! That's an amazing pic. So glad you shared it.

    Sophia sounds like such a sweet-natured girl. I was stuck in a traffic jam for 2 hours today with Niece and Neff and it was definitely Not Fun. They tried their best but still ended up pretty fractious.

    Glad you had an amazing holiday. Thanks for linking up with us :)

  7. Wowwww que vacaciones..... te las merecías amiga y Eric y Sofía también, han sido maravillosos estos últimos días y te ves muy feliz.

    El verte feliz alimenta mi alma y esa foto tan hermosa que haz colocado con tu princesa, ese amor que se irradian se ven muy lindas como siempre.

    Un abrazo