Archive for June 19th, 2008

thankful thursday ~ thirteen reasons to be thankful today…

Thursday, June 19th, 2008


  1. I’m thankful for another anniversary. 19 now in all. Looking forward to number 20!
  2. It’s Summer!  I am thankful for long summer days.
  3. I got the front room cleaned and rearranged, I’m thankful for finished projects!
  4. We studied about Stephen last night… and Saul/Paul.  I’m thankful that I don’t have to fear being stoned for my beliefs.
  5. I finished up the broccoli salad last night.  I’m thankful for yummy healthy food!
  6. 29 pounds lost. I’m thankful for weight loss success!
  7. I slept great last night, I’m thankful for sleep!
  8. Quiet mornings are so peaceful.  I’m thankful for these quiet times.
  9. Finished all but one new load of laundry. I’m thankful for fun kids who make laundry, and for finishing it for a minute!
  10. Matt took the trash out before I woke up this morning.  I’m thankful I don’t have to do it. (I hate trash!)
  11. We’ve been watching 7th Heaven each night.  I’m thankful for shows that are wholesome enough to watch with family… and there are years of reruns!
  12. Blogging! I was telling Amanda how cool it is to have friends all over the place (she suggested I get some sun shine and fresh air)… but I heart you all.
  13. Shopping!  I’m going to the mall today.  I’m thankful that I can go shop for fun stuff! (mylistincludes: get pedi, check sale at b&b … aromatherapy stuff is on sale and I love it for Izzy, Kirklands… need lamp shade and small rug for front room, Victoria’s secret annual sale, spend Macy’s gift cards, look for a few birthday presents)

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So… yesterday was our 19th anniversary. It started with a big thunderstorm early in the morning. Matt couldn’t find his personal keys. We looked everywhere (he has a special basket he unloads all his keys and phones and pagers etc. into every evening)… I ended up taking him to his office where he picked up his company vehicle (it’s only a mile from home). He was aggravated, it is not fun losing things. I don’t think he even remembered what the day was at this point. I wasn’t about to remind him :)… Anyway, I found the keys later in the day. Outside. In the rain. I guess he dropped them when he was doing some chores outside. He had a really hard/bad/wet day. Came home tired and hot and frustrated. I fixed grilled chicken, some broc salad, etc.

I rearranged Izzy’s therapy room/our front room. It took me all day! It looks much better and I wish I had taken before pictures. I still haven’t taken after pics. I moved the therapy table to the other side of the room so it isn’t the first thing you see when entering. It’s much better!

I finished up camp laundry and then went outside to do pool maintenance and pull some weeds. Let me tell you, it was quite a day.

I think we’ll probably go out to celebrate those 19 years sometime this weekend… and if not, it’s ok. There have been plenty of celebrations.

Mom dropped by to bring the sweetest little dress for Izzy for her to wear for 4th of July…

and also brought roses for our anniv. Sweet huh? AND my secret sister at church left a card and a pretty plaque for us … and a $20 with a note saying to go eat on her. It was a thoughtful gift! I ordered Matt a book he wanted and some other things.

The kids are recuperating from camp. Emelia had fever last night but is fine today. I think she is just exhausted. Bailey didn’t feel well when he got home, but he is better now. I think he’s had a friend over almost every day since he got home. I think they both need to sleep for a week!

always changing …

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

What do you think about all the bloggy designs I’ve had lately? I’ve been finding great designs already made up and have been playing around trying to find the best one for my site. Are you looking for fun new wordpress templates? I like this theme too, called shopping manual.  I may try it next.  I am always looking for a design with three columns, widget ready, that is fun and easy to read.  The current template I have has black on black for comments which I’m hearing is not easy to read.  On my browser (firefox) it is black on dark gray and you can read them.  I wonder if it’s different for different browsers?

Anyway, if you are looking for a new fun design… click on the links above and check out what is available.  I think there’s something for everyone!


Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Like my new roses?

They were an anniversary gift.

I love flowers!

need a web host…

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

It is pretty hard to make the switch when you decide to leave one of the free blogging hosts to have your own web site. When you are looking for web hosting services there are several things to consider like what features the web hosts offers. Then you want to consider the price and how many domains that will include. Sometimes you will get yahoo or google credit with your account. You will probably want to read the reviews before actually choosing a service to use.  Trying to identify a web host can be a very daunting task especially when there are so many available nowadays and all of them promise one thing or another because looking for and buying a reliable web hosting solution is an imperative decision.  Compare and choose the best for you!