Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick note to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

We're in the middle of moving so our Thanksgiving "break" has been consumed with hauling load after load after load after load after...well you get the picture...

Still, I can't help but be thankful for all the blessings in my life. Over the past few years, I've learned to just roll with the punches. (And life certainly has a way of pulling a lot of punches).  Fortunately, I've been blessed with people in my life who make living life worthwhile & who help me find the humor in the sticks that life puts in my spokes sometimes. 

It's easy to let life stress us out & to become overwhelmed by the things that get us down. I hope that this Thanksgiving everyone can take a minute & focus on the things in our lives that bring us joy, happiness & give life meaning. 

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Count on You, Count on Me

LOVE this song! 

Every time I hear it I think of the people in my life that I can ALWAYS count on. 

The ones who always answer the phone in the middle of the night... 
The ones that are mad when you are mad & happy when you are happy... 
The ones that make us laugh when we are full of frowns...
The ones that let us vent & then say, "I absolutely agree."...
The ones who call us up & offer to buy lunch when they know we can't afford it & need a girls' lunch out ;) - (I've never forgotten this, Steph. You continue to be the antidote when I'm OD'd on life in general. You're the absolute best & I love you!)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Back to blogging...

I just realized today that I haven't written on my blog since the beginning of August!! Wow!  It's not that things haven't been going on around fact, it's quite the contrary. I've been so busy I can't hardly find the time to sit down & put 2 sentences together. Couple that with the fact that time has been flying by for me & here I am, almost 3 months later, trying to play catch-up.

So to get back in the swing of things, some random thoughts...

- I'm about 4 weeks from having this semester of school finished. Leaving me just 1 more to go!  I swing from being excited to being scared to death to being relieved to being a nervous wreck. It's a whole whirlwind of emotions inside me on most days. 

- I must have lost my mind during this whole process because I went ahead and applied for the Bachelor's program too. If I get accepted, it's another 2 yr commitment. 

- Everyone around me is either completely ready or nearly ready for Christmas. Not me. I haven't even gotten started. A couple weeks back an opportunity presented itself for us to move to the town where Livi is now attending school. We had talked about making this move next summer, but when opportunity knocks...well, you can't just send it away. So while everyone around us is gearing up for the holidays, we're cleaning out, packing up & preparing for another life change. A few years ago I probably would have let all of the life changes stress me out, but I've learned to roll with the punches & accept an opportunity when one presents itself. Life has a way of leading us where we need to go if we'll just allow ourselves to be guided. 

-The only bad part about moving:  losing our awesome neighbors. I'm pretty bummed about that. Chad & Sheena & their 3 cutie pies are the best & I'll miss having them right next door.

-The new place has a much larger kitchen (& a dishwasher :) & I'm hoping to get back into cooking more & adding to my recipe blog more. We've been in a real menu rut, but right now I just haven't had the time to be creative. Everyone here is just grateful for the nights mom remembers to cook supper! haha! 

- Well, it's nearly time to go pick up Miss Livi from school so I better close this out for now. Hopefully, I'll be back before another 3 months!