31 things I’m grateful for this July

  1. A three-hour date with Eric on the dock while our kids swam in the lake

  2. Grape tomatoes

  3. The thrill of watching the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

  4. That my siblings and I still love to vacation together

  5. That both of my kids are deep sleepers

  6. Laughter Permitted podcast with Julie Foudy

  7. Banana bread muffins

  8. Peanut butter sandwiches

  9. The ease of texting when you can’t (or don’t want to) make a phone call

  10. The comfort of routines

  11. School supply shopping

  12. Sleeping in my own bed

  13. Cap’n Crunch Crunch Berries

  14. Taco John’s

  15. The Lost and Found

  16. Vacation Bible School

  17. Being on a great team — knowing my role and doing it well

  18. Getting caught up on laundry

  19. Shade trees

  20. Meeting our new neighbors

  21. Stranger Things season 3

  22. Costco pizza

  23. That we were able to attend Eric’s grandma’s 80th birthday party

  24. Finch falling asleep in my arms (and successfully getting my arm out without him waking)

  25. Tubing down the Shell Rock River

  26. Tropical Smoothie Cafe

  27. Seeing God at work

  28. PBS KIDS

  29. When both my kids request Taylor Swift songs in the car

  30. Learning from mistakes

  31. When Finch yells “Mom, can I have a kiss?” from his bed before falling asleep for the night