Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My Thankful ABC's

With Thanksgiving just 12 {or so} hours away, I wanted to take some time to reflect on the blessings of life and the many, many things I am thankful for.  God is SO GOOD!  Have a great Thanksgiving! 

A: Ashley, my sister and Andrew, my brother.  Ash is hilarious, kind, generous & an amazing momma to four kiddos! Andrew is a great dad, great brother, hilarious man (like our Dad) and fun man to be around.  I am so thankful for both of them!

B: BL.  My best friend, my rock, my partner. Words can't really express how thankful I am for such an amazing man to share life with. 

C: Christ, who brings us salvation

D: Dogs, Gus & Rambo ... love those crazy mutts!

E: Elizabeth, my sister.  She is adorable and fun, spunky and kind.  I love her!

F: Friends ... I have the best friends in the whole world.  Period.

G: Grace, which I am in constant need of!!

H: Humor, without which I would surely die a slow, painful death

I: Ignorance.  Sometimes I am just dumb, but I do appreciate my ignorance sometimes; after all, isn't is supposed to be bliss?!

J: Josh, my oldest brother.  He is a talented businessman, brilliant in many ways, funny man and a great big brother!  Love you Josh!

K: Kids.  Usually making me laugh (or at least smile), they are a blessing indeed! 

L: Love.  I just love to love. 

M: Mel, my fearless, amazing mother.  She is the bomb. dot. com.  Need to know more, just go here...

N: New Opportunities.  So thankful for these every day.

O: Optimism.  I have been told I am painfully optimistic, but is there really such a thing?!

P: Peace. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:7

Q: Quiet.  Sometimes you just need to be still.  I am thankful for times which allow this.

R: Real talk.  You know those people in your life who always shoot straight?  I so appreciate their real, honest talks and the courage to say what needs to be said.  I just really like when people are REAL. AUTHENTIC. TRUE.

S: Son.  I am so beyond thankful for my SON, Max.  I am too excited for words.  He is such a joy and I haven't even locked eyes with him yet. I will soon, though...YIPPEEE!!!

T: Tom, my hilarious, smart, generous & all-around awesome dad!  Love you Daddy!

U: Unity.  I am thankful for the people in my life who can come together in times of joy and times of need.  The unity we share is priceless to me.

V: Vacations.  Praise the Lord I have a family who loves to travel and spend time together.  I just love vacations, time to get away, time to explore.

W: Wealth.  Not the money, either.  I am thankful for the wealth of blessings God has given me, which don't come from cold hard cash.  Most of them aren't even tangible.

X: X-tended family.  Yes, I realize that is not really an 'x' word, but I wanted to recognize my awesome extended family... In-laws, cousins, aunts & uncles.  I love how crazy we all are and how much fun we have together! 

Y: YOU!  This blog is so special to me & each one of you who stop by to check in mean a lot to me.  Thank you for being a part of my life.

Z: Zipper-free pants.  This is a funny one to end on, but when you're 36+ weeks pregnant, you're very thankful for pants without a zipper!!  As mentioned here ;)

What are you thankful for?  

I pray each of you & your families enjoy this long weekend & time to reflect on your blessings.  Make it a great one friends! 


Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Letters {6}


Dear sisters, thanks for being so wonderful.  I am super blessed to have the world's best sisters & sister-in- laws. Dear Friday, thanks for showing up.  Dear Kitchenaid Mixer, you are amazeballs.  Nothing I bake would come out nearly as wonderful if it weren't for you.  I {heart} you.  Dear 2012, where have you gone?  Pretty sure it was just my birthday, and now it's suddenly mid-November.  Can you slow down just a pinch so I can get things ready for the baby!?  Dear Max, I am so excited to kiss your cheeks in just five weeks...or less?  You have already blessed my life so much and I couldn't be happier to be your momma!    Dear BL, thanks for dealing with my crazy mood swings, my insane eating & my nesting rants.  You're my best friend, and my most favorite person in the whole world.  Thank you for being there and helping so much!  Max is going to love you!

Make it a great day, friends!!