Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving Thursday


For those of you that don't know what Thanksgiving Thursday is, it is the one time during the week where you stop and basically count your blessings. Even if you've had one of those weeks, I promise you can find at least one thing to be thankful for, no matter how big or small.

This week I am thankful for:

  • Scott and all that he does, including, but not limited to, running back out in the cold when I leave my phone charger in the car. That's love people.
  • Aaron and his first season of baseball. I loved watching him play and learn about the game. I cannot wait to see what future seasons hold.
  • Jillian finally being done with her wrist cast/support. Fun fact, she broke her arm the day of Aaron's first game and her support came off the day of his last game.
  • Family all around us.
  • My crazy work family.
  • Three amazing coaches. They were the perfect trio for Aaron's first season.
  • Sweaters.
  • Not living in a state covered in snow.
What are you thankful for this week?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thanksgiving Thursday


For those of you that don't know what Thanksgiving Thursday is, it is the one time during the week where you stop and basically count your blessings. Even if you've had one of those weeks, I promise you can find at least one thing to be thankful for, no matter how big or small.

This week I am thankful for:

  • Scott who really picked up my slack last week when I had a crazy week. 
  • Aaron and his first season in little league. He loves baseball and we love watching him play.
  • Jillian almost being done with her wrist support. I cannot wait to be done with the whole thing.
  • Family all around us.
  • The privilege of watching a dear friend marry the love of her life. 
  • A great first season with little league and a phenomenal coach.
  • A fun parents vs kids kickball game to end the season.
What are you thankful for this week?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Honoring our Veterans

Last year I was in Washington D.C. for a conference and while that was an awesome experience, the truly amazing experience was my flight home. I shared a flight with veterans that were on a one day trip to D.C. It was quite possibly the coolest experience of my life.

The airline asked all of us to wait to board until after the veterans were on. I was happy to see that my seat was near the group. The men all had something on that showed which war/conflict they were in. Some even had on buttons with pictures of them from back in the day. It was amazing.

I overheard some of them talking about their day. I wish I could have seen them throughout the day. I wonder what was going through their minds. I wanted to give them all a hug and say thank you.

The vets stayed on the plane once we landed, they were going to be the last ones off. Once I stepped off the plane I almost immediately burst in to tears. There were bagpipers waiting for the veterans. Once they came off the plane the bagpiper began playing and everyone in the gate cheered. It was completely indescribable.

 

The fanfare didn't end there. When I went through security there were people waiting there with signs and American flags. 

These men were veterans of WWII and some from Korea and Vietnam. These men sacrificed so much and came back with so many scars, both visible and invisible. Being able to see them have this moment and to know that people still honor them was amazing and something I will not forget. 

I cannot remember the name of the group that put this together, but they are truly amazing. Thank you and thank you to the airline for making these men feel so special. Most importantly, thank you to these men and women who sacrificed everything for us. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Friday Night Lights

Aaron had a baseball game on Friday night and it was quite possibly the most exciting baseball game I have ever been to. Not only was Aaron catching again, but the entire team was on fire. Kids that normally do not get hits or get thrown out at first, were making it on base.


At one point I was certain that the coach's head was going to explode. You could see how excited he was and his wife even said, "There's no living with him now."

Sometimes there truly is nothing better than a Friday night under the glow of the lights listening to a group of 6-year-olds play their hearts out.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thanksgiving Thursday


For those of you that don't know what Thanksgiving Thursday is, it is the one time during the week where you stop and basically count your blessings. Even if you've had one of those weeks, I promise you can find at least one thing to be thankful for, no matter how big or small.

This week I am thankful for:

  • Scott who is my partner in crime and my second set of hands that helps me juggle all of this madness.
  • Aaron and the excitement he has with all of his activities.
  • Jillian and our snuggly time. I love these moments together.
  • Family all around us.
  • Coffee and lots of it.
  • Being able to watch a friend marry the love of her life this weekend. I cannot wait!
  • Laundry detergent with built in ultra stain fighters for when you son decides to slide in to home for no apparent reason (while wearing white pants).
What are you thankful for this week?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Boo to You

Halloween definitely snuck up me this year. Jillian originally wanted to be Elsa, you know like every other little girl in the world, but because of her cast (and not knowing if it would off in time) we settled on Anna. Aaron wanted to be "an Army guy." Daddy supplied the artillery that I may hide.

Scott and I also dressed up, too. Scott went the easy route and put on his umpire gear. I dressed up as Holly Golightly and nobody got it. Sigh...

A lot of the houses in our neighborhood seemed to be anti-Halloween this year. We walked the entire neighborhood and I'm pretty sure only a quarter of the neighborhood handed out candy. The kiddos had a great time though and I'm secretly happy we didn't end up with a ton of candy. I mean, a girl can only eat so many Butterfingers.

I hope you had a great Halloween and loaded up on your favorite candy!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thanksgiving Thursday


For those of you that don't know what Thanksgiving Thursday is, it is the one time during the week where you stop and basically count your blessings. Even if you've had one of those weeks, I promise you can find at least one thing to be thankful for, no matter how big or small.

This week I am thankful for:

  • Scott who is kicking some serious butt and taking names. I'm also thankful for all of his hard work on his weight loss journey. 
  • Aaron and his love of reading. There is nothing sweeter than seeing your little man cuddled up reading a book. Okay, maybe when he is reading the book to you.
  • Jillian finally getting her cast off! Praise the Lord, shower time is back to normal!
  • Family all around us.
  • An amazing race on Sunday with my running buddy. I'm so thankful for the amazing race staff, volunteers and of course pacers. I cannot wait to run this race next year!
  • An amazing and generous boss. 
  • The return of fall weather.
  • Amazon prime and its ability to get me new books within 2 days. 
What are you thankful for this week?
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