Hey everyone how is it going? How are you guys and how is your holiday spirit? I am starting to warm up a bit to this whole Christmas thing on some days. I have sat down and thought about my life and truly who am I not to be grateful?
This time two years ago I was relatively newly married and my husband had just lost his brother. 2016 – I have a set of twins- one named after her uncle and the other named after me. They keep me up the whole day and refuse to take naps, but their smiles make it all worth it. My husband and I don’t quarrel (we never really did to begin with and maybe we are too exhausted to have anything but happy thoughts) and the homefront is generally serene….

So quick story – be careful what you wish for…I told myself I wanted to lose all the 60 pounds I gained during pregnancy. The first 30 came off by the first two weeks or so, there was some of it that kept refusing to shift. About 10 pounds or so kept fluctuating. I told myself I was going back to the gym in December to lose the weight. Haha the joke was on me alas – I live on the 6th floor of a building (when my husband and I moved here – it was a sexy idea – beautiful view of Lagos- we would start our grill in the evenings and sit out and gist on our balcony etc. Thats how one day in November it was raining and lightening struck- our living room tv went blank, cable also “pafukad” and the lift also decided to follow satan to hell.We have a lightening conductor, but apparently the thing is not working.

So everytime I have to leave my house – I have to carry my two children that are now kinda fat down 6 flights of stairs, and if my husband travels that means I carry them myself. So he did have a trip and boy I don’t trust anyone else to take them down the stairs – so I have to do it myself. Let’s just say what weight? I don’t leave the house as much as I would want to- I even asked my husband about moving….lol. meanwhile they claim the part is sitting at the port- just out of curiosity has anyone ever prayed a good prayer for customs in Nigeria?

The liftless episode aside – I try to continously see the silver lining behind everything. I am beyond blessed to have all I have now…even though in my own mind on some days I need more.

I also want to publicly say a very big thank you to Clare…she made my day, week, month. I am saying thank you for the gifts for my girls she dropped off. God blese you in abundance, may you and yours never lack.

I have started about three or four different projects simultaneously. Somehow I am gingered and I don’t know where it came from but I will exploit it for as long as I can.

As for the Christmas giveaway I am working on it – I have 3 of 25 items already, once it is complete the post will be up. I am putting my creativity to work big time.

What are you thankful for this season?


13 Comments on Grateful

  1. // December 8, 2016 at 22:46 // Reply

    OAD I like the way you’re sounding tonight, please keep it up, I’m loving the energy. Thanks sis Clare, you just go around sprinkling sunshine everywhere like somebody’s fairy godmother ☺️.


  2. Your girls are gorgeous! Despite all your warnings, i won’t stop praying for twins *lol*. On a serious note i’m soo grateful that 2016 exceeded all my expectations. 2017, i can’t wait.


    • Hehe its not a bad thing wanting Twins oh- many times we are just not fully aware of the work and challenges that come with it. If you know what I mean. I have been up since 4am this morning dealing with them


  3. Your kids are adorable


  4. Adorable kids i want twins lol. I will come for tutorials Miss Pynk pls dont discourage me.

    I am thankful for the Grace to put one of my ideas into use by opening another business. Thankful for new opportunities.


  5. Your daughters are so beautiful but I’ve never wanted twins sha.
    I’m grateful for the gift of life generally. 2016 has been amazing so far and I pray the rest of the year and 2017 will be too.


  6. I am realy thankful for all i’ve got this year. Alot that i don’t deserve but i have. Thank you is all i can say. Love your blog, visit always but don’t comment. Keep up the work.


  7. 5 flights of stairs with twins in tow, choi, the Lord is your muscle, they are adorable too, compliments of the season


  8. God knows I won’t go anywhere till the elevator is fixed, that is if I was nursing twins like you. Pele, dear.

    Thanks Clare for the love.


  9. I’m thankful for life; for where there’s life, there’s hope. 2016 had/has its ups and downs; I’m learning to grow into a better person. And also hopeful for a more beautiful 2017.
    I’m also thankful for my little munchkin who is ‘more than a handful’ and as my mother says “I’m reaping what I sowed as a baby!”
    Your babies are adorable and my sister keeps wanting twins but she says she must have all the help she can get.. She doesn’t know the half of it yet.
    Well done on your blog because I can’t even imagine how you juggle everything!
    Merry Christmas (in advance) to everyone!


  10. come 2017, I’m having twins. I’ve missed your blog Mme. Pynk.
    I’m thankful for life, good health, my family…especially our new addition. I’m thankful for a roof over my head, and for all blessings big and small. Merry Christmas in advance to you and your adorables


  11. Yeye of Lagos // December 20, 2016 at 09:43 // Reply

    This was refreshing to read,

    God Bless and keep the little ones,

    How about your school project?


  12. Your babies are beautiful! Thank God for everything good in our lives.


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