My Grateful Heart


A case of the Mondays is often times difficult to bypass but starting out the week with a healthy and positive perspective is just what I needed to get through this Monday. I love Emily’s Grateful Heart linkup because it gives me the reason to speak (or write in this case) about the things I’m grateful for. I just feel like it is more meaningful when we make our gratitude known to others.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful for A LOT of things but here’s what’s currently giving me the warm and fuzzies...

- the joy and excitement of beginning our path to parenthood (no we’re not pregnant...yet...but trying sure is fun).
- our crockpot. this magical tool has been super helpful in preparing meals with our busy work schedules.
- iced caramel macchiatos. because apparently CA decided it’s summer already.
- teachers pay teachers. this marketplace has provided me with income that I can finally contribute to my savings again.
- easter break. because working at a private christian school has a week off dedicated to easter. yeah, that’s a thing.
- tax refunds. because it’s allowing my husband and I to travel.
- george. our tax specialist at h&r block. because he enjoys this stuff and I don’t. oh, and he got us a tax refund this year!
- my husband. because he’s awesome and does all the things I don’t want to do. like taxes.

What has you grateful this Monday?

Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey


  1. I had to check out that teachers pay teachers site for my sister. I have never heard of it so I need to pass it along to her-pretty cool.

  2. Yeah! I love TpT because it’s allowed me to create and share the resources I used in my own classroom. I love being able to help other teachers with lesson plans, worksheets, etc. There’s a lot of resources and makes teaching so much fun. Plus you don’t feel like you need to reinvent the wheel with a lot of your activities or lessons :) Glad you could discover it and share it :)

  3. I always love reading these types of posts because they remind me of how much I have to be grateful for! It sounds like you have a lot, too. How exciting that you guys are trying to start a family! And it's apparently summer here in Florida, too. It's been in the 80's everyday!

  4. I’m excited to be on this path. We aren’t necessarily trying to conceive, but we aren’t preventing it either. It’s fun because I’m looking forward to the one day we get surprised :) And yeah, this weather has been close to the 90s, which I can’t complain because I used to live in VA and they’ve gotten a bad winter again this year. I should have put that I’m grateful for this weather because it could be so much worse!

  5. Thanks for sharing, this is a great idea! I am thankful for the love that God continues to show in my life even after all we have been through! And I am thankful for this verse: Isaiah 40:31- But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

  6. Well first of all - THOSE SHOES. So cute! I love your list, Kelly :) It's really nice to make your own list but to read about the things other people are grateful for in their lives always warms my heart.

  7. I love this linkup! Wow, such a lovely reminder to remember the little things with appreciation. And now I'm craving an iced caramel macchiato! Cheers to that.

  8. Thanks! Banana Republic ;) And thank YOU for hosting this linkup! I love taking the time to acknowledge the little things....