Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thankful Thursday

I have been reflecting a lot this morning on all the things that I am thankful for in my life:

*I am thankful I have the most loving husband who works very hard to provide for us. He has done such an amazing job helping me feel comforted, protected, well provided for and stood by my side in hard times.
* I am so very thankful that two years ago this month Gracie had her first embolization treatment. I can barely write this without crying with joy. She is doing amazing! I was just reflecting with a good friend the other night about her and all we endured with her along the way. So thankful that we have past that stage in our life and my precious girl is healed!
* I am thankful Annabelle is feeling better. For the past few days my poor girl has looked and felt pretty pitiful.. Glad we are on the up & up.
* I am thankful I had the opportunity to sit with a friend this past week and just talk. No kids, no interruptions, no holding back just some good ole girl talk!
* I am thankful for my dad. My dad has had epilepsy since he was a kid and lately he has had a few seizures and they are not sure why. I am thankful he took me under his wing and calls me his own. (He is techincally my stepdad but when he and my mom got married he adopted me so my last name changed to his.I have always felt that he is my dad and never thought of him as anything different.) He has been an amazing dad to look up too and share my life with. I love him.
* I am thankful for my little buddy Thomas. He and I really enjoy getting to share some more one on one time now that Gracie is in school.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday and when you have the chance I want you to reflect on what you are thankful for this Thursday!

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Rough Time....

This past weekend was a rough weekend to say the least! Tommy left Friday afternoon to go out of town hunting and the kids and I headed to my parents to see my brother P.J. who came in town for the weekend. We were thinking the kids and I were going to spend the night out at my parents with everyone because I am not a fan of being home alone. So after hanging out for a while I decided I really just wanted to go and sleep in my own bed and have a normal routine for the kids and head back out to my parents Saturday for the day. Well, as you can probably tell that was my plan.... Not exactly how things worked out! About 12:30 am Annabelle woke up throwing up and about fifteen minutes later both Gracie and Thomas woke up screaming crying for daddy. Long story short we all made it back to sleep around 3:30am only to wake back up at 6am.
  Saturday was a yucky, raining, stay inside all day kind of day, so that is exactly what we did. Annabelle thankfully was not throwing up anymore but definetly not feeling good.  So Sunday comes around and we go to church and come home and while the kids are napping I needed to find something in my purse and low and behold I can't find it. After searching high and low I remembered that when the kids and I came home Friday night I was in a rush to get them and all there stuff inside because it was late that I forgot my purse in my car. So you guessed it someone went into my car and stole my purse right out of my driveway..... Everything gone.... Drivers license, debit card, bank account numbers, check book, my costas, etc.... I felt so violated! A police officer came to our house and took a report and even took finger prints off my car in hopes that we could find out who did it. But he did tell my that he unfortunately doesn't have high hopes of finding the person.
   Anyway my reason in telling you all of this is because I am choosing to look at this rough weekend as positive! I am thankful that my kids and I are safe, I am thankful that we have a roof over our heads to keep us dry when it rains, I am thankful that all of those things that were taken are replaceable and I am thankful my husband came home safe and sound.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Here and Now! Clemson Bound

I can't believe my little sister is headed to Tigertown...... I am so proud of you Allie and so excited for the new adventures that are ahead of you! Although I have no idea what I am going to do without you always being around!!!

Inspired by "Simple and Joyful"{this moment} - A Friday ritual. single photo - capturing moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. moment want to pause, savor and remember" 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Here and Now

Inspired by "Simple and Joyful"{this moment} - A Friday ritual. single photo - no words - capturing moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. moment want to pause, savor and remember" 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Little Bit of This a Little Bit of That....

Here just basically for lack of better words a little bit of this and a little bit of that! AKA photo dump!