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thankful thursday

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
~ Colossians 3:16

So many things to be thankful for… but I’ll focus on the most recent.

  • Izzy’s hip orthosis and AFOs were approved by insurance and when I called the orthotic center to see if they had received notification they had and have these things ready for us to pick up! We are scheduled for Tuesday (unless they have a cancellation).  I love when things happen fast! or even at a reasonable amount of time.
  • My back feels better today! I am so thankful that it is better.
  • The teachers and therapists at Izzy’s school are all so wonderful!  They are so sweet to Izzy and push her to do and try things everyday she is there.  These ladies are seriously jewels.  i heart them.
  • My sweet brother who called yesterday to see if I needed anything and then (on his lunch hour) went to the store with my list and brought what I needed to me!  I jokingly put “chocolate” on the list and he brought a bag of dove chocolates and some hershey bars.  That’s love.
  • Mom has been so faithful to come (almost) everyday to do therapy with Izzy.  Even when she doesn’t have a great day she still shows up and never gets tired of being with Iz.  She is keeping her Saturday while Matt and I travel to Tulsa for the day.  I am so thankful for her. And dad.
  • My helpers… Amanda, Bailey, and Emelia!  They have been my lifters the last couple of days and I have been so thankful for them!

thankful thursday

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

  • I’m thankful that although our electricity went off yesterday for a few hours… it did come back!  It was a reminder of last December’s power outage that lasted eight long days after the ice storm! 
  • I’m thankful to have this past weekend behind us!  Included in that is thankfulness that Matt was approved by the AG board.
  • I’m thankful for quiet mornings like today, with the rain gently falling outside… it’s calm and peaceful and a perfect atmosphere to think about all the things to be thankful for.
  • I’m thankful that Matt’s neck is well and so happy we don’t have to visit the surgeon!
  • I’m thankful for the time I spent yesterday with Miki… lunch at cheesecake factory (yum) and Mardels… and for the leftovers that became breakfast!
  • On this anniversary of such horrible events… I’m thankful I live in the US… and thankful for all those protecting our freedom.
  • I’m thankful for Matt.  It’s amazing how far he has come and he proves to me everyday that he is worthy of my love and respect.
  • I’m thankful for this outlet… blogging!  the friends, the ability to organize my own thoughts… the love and support of so many people from all over the world.  It’s amazing.
  • Most importantly I am thankful for God.  For His love, forgiveness, mercy, grace, healing, protection… so many things to be thankful for!

13 thursday… with random thoughts… and awards etc.

Friday, August 15th, 2008
  1. I just wrote about five of the 13 items and somehow it got erased. UGH.
  2. Izzy started school yesterday! She went to kindergarten but only for about 45 minutes because the other Isabelle in her class was being busy and the teacher was loud on her headset. She spent the remainder of the day doing vision stuff with a lightboard. She did well I was told.
  3. I got my closet clean. In one hour! I thought it would take all day.
  4. Emelia’s room is still perfectly clean since her room redo. It’s amazing! I think the no food in your room policy has greatly helped.
  5. Bailey’s room is not still clean. I may tackle that today.
  6. Along with the freezer.
  7. And the medicine cabinet.
  8. I’m taking Amanda to get her books for college this afternoon while Izzy is in school.
  9. Amanda is doing SAS (students assisting students) at Izzy’s school but in the mornings. She loves it and they love her!
  10. Jen got her first award. And passed it on. And I was one of the ones she passed it to. Cool huh?
  11. Tina also got the award and also passed it on. To me! Yay. They say pass to 7 bloggers… I’m passing this one to Nancy, Yvonne, Dawn, Julie, Natalie, Kim, Kari, and Sandra.
  12. Nancy gave me an award today too! Thanks Nancy. This one goes to five bloggers… I pass this to Susan, Susanne, Julie, Amanda, Hope and Jessica. Okay so I gave it to six… truth be told I could give it to about 26!
  13. Since it’s Thursday… and I’m thankful for so many things I want to add a few of those things. I’m thankful for Izzy’s teachers, and therapists. I’m thankful for my kids, they are truly the best. I’m thankful for blogging, and my friends here on the www. I heart you.


thursday thirteen… and thankful list.

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

  1. I’m thankful that I got my tire fixed today. I noticed my back tire was completely flat this morning. I got it fixed and had the tires rotated while I was there.
  2. I’m thankful for the teen vbs this week. It’s lots of fun!
  3. I’m thankful for the girls in my class. They are really special girls.
  4. I’m thankful that I got my shopping done for Amanda’s birthday! I can’t tell you what I got because she reads my blog …
  5. I’m thankful that they found the thing I went to the store to buy for her birthday. First they said they were sold out. They found one!
  6. I’m also thankful that I looked over and noticed a pink sony vaio on sale there! It was the laptop Amanda wanted.
    She’s happy!
  7. I’m thankful she’s happy.
  8. I’m thankful for matt’s mom who got amanda’s laptop for her to use in College (which she is starting this Fall concurrent with High School).
  9. I am thankful for my mom and dad who are watching izzy during teen vbs.
  10. I’m thankful that Emelia just told me I don’t have any wrinkles yet. (kids!)
  11. I’m thankful for my friends.
  12. I’m thankful for a God that fills all the voids in my heard. Perfectly.
  13. I’m thankful for you.


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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thankful thursday

Thursday, June 12th, 2008



  • I have so… much work to do today. I have about 50 CADS that are being requested asap meaning NOW! I worked until bedtime last night and again this morning until time to feed Isabelle her breakfast. I’m taking a minute to post and then back to work for the day. I’m thankful to have the work to do and the quiet house today to get it done.
  • The kids (Bailey & Emelia) are still at camp. I haven’t heard a word from them, which usually means it’s going well. No news is good news. Thursday is historically cry day at camp so I wouldn’t be surprised to receive a call or text sometime today. I’m hoping they are having a wonderful time and thankful that they are able to go to camp!
  • Amanda is at work all day today. She’ll be gone until after dinner. I’m so thankful this job came along, she loves it. It is so much more fun to her than a job at a fast food place or clothing store.
  • It’s Father’s Day this weekend. I’m sure thankful for my daddy. He’s the BEST!

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thankful thursday

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

I’m so thankful this thursday that we are all healthy, happy, blessed and highly favored by God. God has so richly blessed and cared for us. I see His hand in all areas of my life and I am amazed at His works.

I’m also thankful that I finished updating izzy’s blog template. It’s not perfect, but neither am I or my skills so I’m thankful to have it done (sort of :o).

I’m thankful for my bloggy friends!

I’m thankful for the opportunities to make cash while blogging and snuggling little izzy. It is yet another blessing.

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thankful thirteen slow-cookin’ thursday

Thursday, September 27th, 2007
thirteen things i am thankful for today…

  1. isabelle’s love for pre-k!
  2. quiet mornings
  3. answered prayers
  4. sonic ice
  5. a clean house
  6. 13 pounds lost!!!
  7. smart healthy kids
  8. phone calls from friends
  9. lunch with my brother
  10. new church friends
  11. God’s promises
  12. countdown to vacation
  13. YOU!

This is what’s in my crock pot today…

frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts (3 or so)
1 can rotel
1 can stewed tomatoes
2 cans black beans
2 cans hominy
1 can chicken broth
1 package taco seasoning
1 package dry ranch dressing mix

Cook on low all day and serve with cornbread! YUM!

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Thankful Thursday~

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

There are so many things to be thankful for today!

(funny how a funeral puts life into a whole new perspective… every time)

  1. I’m so thankful that I am getting good reports from Izzy’s teachers and therapists every day! In the past I have geared myself up to hear negative and found myself repeating 2 Cor. 5:7 when going into those doors… but this year it has been so positive and still I walk by faith, not by sight. The biggest joy is knowing that she is enjoying school and happy. That is a blessing!
  2. Coming home after a long day. Home is just the best place of all. I love taking off all my jewelry, then changing into comfy clothes! Love it.
  3. I’m thankful for my blogging friends. You guys are the best. I love popping in to read what you have to say and love all your sweet comments.
  4. FALL! Isn’t the cooler weather heavenly? I love the crisp mornings and the cool evenings. The nice breeze. Beautiful.
  5. Quiet mornings, just me & Izzy! (I was basking in one of those, but matt just popped in and told me he is off for the rest of the day!)
  6. I’m thankful for my cell phone! How did mothers survive without them before? I know the answer to that questions, but what a blessing to always be a literal phone call away!

You can go HERE to see what others are thankful for today!