Marvelous in my Monday: Grateful Edition

I am linking up with the lovely Katie for another edition of Marvelous Monday!

I’ll be honest, this weekend had serious potential to be horrendous. It never fails that any weekend we have something big going on, another something big is happening. This weekend was no different, except the “something bigs” were on opposite sides of New England (or at least it felt that way).

Friday, Nick left work early so we could head to my home state of Vermont and see my nephew graduate high school. This event (more so than my 10 year high school reunion) made me feel old. I was 11 years old when he was born and here I was sitting at his High School graduation ceremony with my almost 2 year old on my lap. Weird.

The weather had the potential to be terrible, but it was a gorgeous day and the outdoor ceremony was beautiful, and B was on his very best behavior.

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B, Nick and I with the graduate! Congrats bud! {photo courtesy of my sister}

Saturday, bright and early, we met my dad and his girlfriend for a Father’s Day breakfast and some more personal family time. It was nice to get an hour to chat and catch up!

After breakfast we hit the road, 3 hours to Nick’s parents house, stopped for a bathroom break, and another 45 minutes to a birthday party. Nick’s cousin has twin boys and we haven’t been able to make it to any of their parties (since their first) because I was in the hospital (having B) or out celebrating my SIL’s bachelorette.

It was a lot of fun and B had a great time playing with the birthday boys and other kids. I didn’t get any pictures but it was another gorgeous day, perfect for a party!

We headed back to Nick’s parents to catch the Bruins game (a win for the B’s yes!) and then yesterday we had a surf-n-turf dinner with the family for Father’s Day.

Finally we headed back to our house and relaxed for a bit. We are so lucky that B is such a laid back kid, he barely fussed with all that car time and was so good at all the events, we are very blessed.

If you follow me on Instagram you already know the big gift I got this year. About a month ago my blender broke, and I was super bummed, I make a ton of smoothies, especially in the hot months, and we really couldn’t afford a good new one (I hate buying cheap stuff that I know will break!). Nick and I wanted a Vitamix but we thought we wouldn’t have to buy one for a few years, so this blender breaking was a shock.

My birthday is on Friday and Nick’s mom said I could open my gift early. She brought me this giant box.

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I was shocked. It’s expensive, I didn’t ask for one. But I am blessed, I know a lot of people don’t have great relationships with their in-laws, but my MIL is really a mother to me. I’m not just grateful because of this wonderful gift, but because of EVERYTHING she does for Nick and I (and B obviously). She puts everyone before herself and is one of the most selfless people I know. I hope one day I can be have the MIL she is!

Now with that said, link to your favorite Vitamix creations, I want to try em out!

12 thoughts on “Marvelous in my Monday: Grateful Edition

    • Thank you so much for sharing! Seriously! Although, I think I need to find a replacement for the tofu as my husband is not a big fan (unless it is fried, ha)

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