I have so much to be thankful for.  I could start listing and never stop.  And I know that we all take things for granted…and I’m often the worst at not recognizing all the blessings around me.  But I just wanted to take a minute and call out a few things I’m extra thankful for this year.

My health.  Sure, I get frustrated with weight and dieting and that stuff…but I’m healthy.  I’m thankful for that.

My home.  We are blessed to own home (or be working on paying that loan!).  It’s safe, comfortable and beautiful (and my daddy built it!)

My family.  From Tyler and his family, to my parents and other family.  They are all so supportive and giving and wonderful.

My job.  I consider my job a blessing. To do something I enjoy with people I like…with a company that provides benefits and great things…it’s wonderful.

My car.  Old Roger (a Nissan Rogue) may not be the fanciest car ever, but it works, it’s nice, and it gets me where I want to go.

My friends.  I’m so blessed with friends near and far who love me, pray for me, and support me.

My faith.  I’m most thankful for Jesus and his sacrifice for me.  He gave his life for me…and I’m trying to live my life for Him.

What are you thankful for?

*We have a fun weekend planned with family, shopping, decorating, and relaxing….if you don’t hear from me until Monday, do not be alarmed! ha!*


  1. Thankful for YOU, sweet friend! I have to tell you… I just talked to my mom and she told me that she picked up some chocolate covered cherries for us to have tomorrow (we love chocolate covered cherries!). She said “the brand is Zachary. I figured you will like them since they are ‘Zachary’.” Had to tell my fellow Zac girl.

  2. YAY TR!

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I know there were lots of things on Facebook and blogs to express the things which you are thankful for, but I haven’t participated.
But I am super thankful for many things in my life, so I am going to make a little list.  This will be a great reminder to me when I’m having pity parties, but also a shout of gratitude to the Lord who all blessings flow from!  (Started in particular order….I would say 1-3 are in order, but then its just random).
1. I am thankful for Jesus and my salvation.  I am so thankful for his sacrifice.
2.I am thankful for my amazing family and that they always love me and are there for me.
3.I am thankful for my Tyler.  He constantly shows his love for me and makes me feel special.  
4. I am thankful for our home.  Not only is it our dream home, but its a safe, warm, dry, beautiful, comfortable place to live.
5. I am thankful for my job.  God really blessed me in bringing me to this job (even though I fought Him a bit to stay!).  It was such a blessing to graduate WITH a job!
6. I am thankful for Zumba.  I’m thankful for it being a second job, stress reliever, and a way to stay healthy.
7. I’m thankful for health.  We have had no major health issues and I am so thankful for that.
8.I’m thankful for doctors and nurses who care for my family members when they need it.  Lately my grandma and uncle have needed extra care, and I’m so thankful for people in those caring jobs.
9. I’m thankful for music.  It is amazing how hearing a favorite song can change my day.  I’m thankful that God created these beautiful different tones and that we can make music.
10. I’m thankful for food.  Not only does it nourish my body, but it is fun to cook and delicious to eat! (I’ll be extra thankful for food in these next few days!)
11. I am so thankful for my in-law family.  My mother-in-law, Tyler’s extended family (Uncle, Grandpa, cousins) are just so wonderful to me and such a blessing.  They are a pretty tight knit family and I am so blessed to be a part of it.
12. I am SO thankful for our Mikey.  He really made us feel like a family instead of a couple, and just brightens our day (except when on occasion, like this morning, he poops in my closet.  Why Mikey? WHY?!)
13. I am thankful for a reliable vehicle to drive.  
14. I am thankful for our church, First Baptist Greenwood.  I am thankful for their many ministries.  I am thankful (SO THANKFUL) for the hearts of those who are leading that flock.  Our pastor, Brother Ronnie, is so deliberate and wonderful with his words and actions to the church.  I am thankful for people who care and are so loving and giving of themselves.
15. I am thankful for the little things that make me happy: like nailpolish and animal print.  And how little reminders of silly things that bring me joy make me smile.
16. I am thankful for my wonderful friends.  I have great friends (and I know I’m not the best at keeping in touch) but they are always there for me when I need them.  And it is a blessing to be there for them.
17. I am thankful to have belonged to Tri Chi.  Such a wonderful group of women who are still impacting my life.
18. I am thankful for my education.  I am especially thankful to have gotten such a strong Christian education at OBU (along with SO many great memories).
19. I am thankful I got to experience U of A and be a “real” Razorback.
20. I am thankful for technology and the way it (most the time) makes my life easier.

 I’ll stop for now…but I have so much to be thankful for.  What are you most thankful for?

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I have so much to be thankful for in my life. My family, friends, my education, our jobs, our home. So many things. Yesterday, we spent some time with my family celebrating Thanksgiving. Many interesting things happened. For one….as we were cooking yesterday morning, the oven quit working. Yup, after the apple cake and sweet potatoes and before the roasted veggies, we lost our oven element. Yeah, you read that right. On Thanksgiving morning, our oven quit.

Well, good thing my two grandmas and uncle live within walking distance. Mom and dad just walked the turkey and sides over to Gram’s condo.
As the turkey cooked there, we did some stovetop cooking. We made the yummiest creamy mashed potatoes. Gram and Tyler made the peeling fun by having a peeling content. Tyler is the master peeler in the family.
Then everyone arrived as we waited on the food. This little boy was up my butt yesterday (I didn’t mind…except I didn’t get to spend a ton of time with my other cousins) but we played cars, and his favorite yesterday was legos. We built airplanes then built a lego gun and proceeded to hide behind the couch and that brown chair you see in the picture and peek around them and shoot the imaginary deer that were standing there. Boys will be boys.

But I sure do love this little booger. He is my cousin Luke, 3 years old.
Tyler played Wii games with the other cousins. That is Caitlyn (sitting down), Chase (who is actually my cousins’ cousin..but he is around so much, he is like my family), and Gavin. They were loving an archery game and a tank/artillery game on Wii Sports Resort.
Also, Tyler loves to wrestle with Gavin. This just results in Gav screaming and giggling like a girl. Its wonderful.
Dad and Peso (our little mutt dog) were comfy in the chair watching everything take place. Dad (or Uncle Roy as he is known to the cousins) was often shot at with the lego gun. Apparently, my dad looks like a deer to a 3 year old.

Then we all loaded up after we ate and went to the hospital to visit Uncle Neil and take him some food. Uncle Neil has had some mini strokes, and with his cerebral palsy, he needs full time care and extra therapy to recover well enough to return home and live by himself. So he is in the hospital’s therapy wing recovering. He ate all that food in front of him! Let’s just say hospital food doesn’t compare to home cooking!

We had a wonderful day. And we did our Black Friday shopping online yesterday. Radio Shack and Belk (the two main places we wanted to go) had deals online yesterday the same as in store today…so with a few mouse clicks, we were done! So today we are decorating for Christmas, watching football, and spending some time together. What a wonderful time!

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