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Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Our Thanksgiving started at about 4:40 am when the cat knocked Chris's change box thing onto the floor and made a big crash. We dozed for about an hour more before the alarm went off. This is the reason why...

Yes, Chris ran the half marathon yesterday morning. (He's in the middle of the picture with his arm raised... blue top and black pants). Luckily, my dad, Sue (step mom), Jennifer (step sister) and Jared (Jennifer's hubby) joined me in cheering Chris on. This is Sue and Jennifer while we were waiting for Chris to come by.

We had an early start to our lovely day. We all met up again at dad and Sue's house for our Thanksgiving meal. We were joined by my brother and his girlfriend and Jared's parents. Chris fried his first turkey (how many people do you know that ran a half marathon AND fried a turkey?). We all had some of our favorites and enjoyed a very yummy dinner. We had some excitement after dinner when the power went out. We all sat in the dark and talked about about an hour. It was nice to be with family and friends yesterday! I hope everyone had a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to wish all my blogging friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! I'm very blessed to have all of you as friends! :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I love Sundays but I dread them at the same time. I love Sundays for a few reasons. I dread them for the main reason that the weekend is ending and another busy week begins.. The main reason I love Sundays is that it's the "official" day of worship. I'm really enjoying the church that we have been attending. I love the worship service, and the pastor. I feel like there's a sense of family there, even though we really don't know anyone yet. Today was communion Sunday. At this particular church, they do communion a little different. The pastor doesn't really preach, but he does... in a way... we worship through song and prayer and through communion.

As Thanksgiving approaches, many people are thinking and talking about what they are thankful for... in fact, I posted last Thursday some of the things that I am thankful for. I was reading Lonebutterfly's blog today and she was telling about her Sunday with her caterpillars. This week, they are memorizing the following verse. I think it's a perfect verse, especially for this time of year and I am going to work on memorizing it, as well.

Thank the Lord because His mercy endures forever. ~2 Chronicles 20:21B

On my igoogle homepage, I have a daily Scripture. This is today's verse. It is also a wonderful verse for this week.

Every good perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. ~ James 1:17

I pray that we all remember these truths from God this week. And that Sunday isn't our only day of worship.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for so many things. I am most thankful for my loving husband. He is the best and takes good care of me. I love his tenderheart and his desire to see me happy.

I am thankful for my family. I am so blessed to have a wonderful dad and a great step mom. I was blessed to be raised by a wonderful, loving mom. I love that my parents would do anything for me. I am thankful for my little brother. I am thankful for our friendship and that someone gets my weird sense of humor.

I am thankful for my friends. Over the years, I have met many people. I am most thankful for my friends that have been around through many of my life's trials. I am thankful that my friends pray for me and are willing to talk at any moment, even if they have little ones demanding attention too.

I am thankful
that we live in a country where we are free to worship the one true God. I am thankful that my God, sent His son, so that I might have a relationship with Him.

I am thankful for a warm house, with the best, warm bed and shower in it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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Trying out Carrie's lesson :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Not Me Monday

So, I noticed my friend, Mommy of Boys, had this on her blog and I thought I would follow suit.

This morning, I did not arrive to school late. I did not leave the house a little too late, only to find the traffic backed up. AND, I did not turn right and go down to make a U-turn so that I could get on I-85 quicker.

Today, I definitely did not not pay attention during a Microsoft Word 2007 training. I did not sit there and check email, chat with hubby online or check blog postings while I was supposed to be learning about Word 2007. A program that I've had at home for a year and a half (or two?)....

I also did not get to school and realize that I left my check for Relay for Life Jeans Days at home. I did not call my husband to see if he could bring it and I did not ask if I could bring it tomorrow...

That's all I have right now...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Okay, so...

I was fussed at today for not posting enough lately. I will try to do better, friends. I promise!

I spent the afternoon at a baby shower for my friend Drena. It was hosted by some of my old friends (from back in the DG days). It was so great to catch up with my friends. We were talking about how wonderful it is to have the blogs, so that we can keep up with each other. I love it and I do check daily for postings by my friends. By the way, girls... the shower was lovely and Melissa, I DO want the recipe for the veggie pizza!

Not much going on here with me. I'm just trying to make it through until Thanksgiving. Normally, we have a week of conferences (Conference week is always rough... long hours, stressful days = very tiring), then the next week is Thanksgiving. Not the case this year. We have a full week of school, THEN our normal 2 day week for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday. I don't care for turkey (I know, I know... I'm weird). BUT I do love it because it's the official start to the Christmas season. Now, I LOVE Christmas! On December 26, I start counting down until the next year's Christmas. I'm itching to decorate... and I'm really itching to start listening to Christmas music. I've been listening to the XM radio and they've been "advertising" for the Christmas station... I'm SOOOOOOO itching to listen... I've been good so far though!

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving this year for a few reasons (more than the start of the Christmas season). Last year, we were on a cruise with Chris's family. I am looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with my family again this year.

Friday, November 14, 2008


I was bored with my background so I decided to find a new one and they have CHRISTMAS ones... I couldn't resist. I absolutely LOVE Christmas time! I know I should've waited until Thanksgiving, but I couldn't help myself. :)

So, may I be the first to wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Just realized...

That I haven't posted about Chris's half iron man. I'm so incredibly proud of him. Weekend before last (the 24th), we drove down to Clermont, Florida (about 20 minutes from Disney World). We rented a house with a couple of other triathletes. Chris completed his first half Iron man. For those of you not familiar with the sport, this is about 1.2 mile swim, 56 (normally... he did 58 in this particular race) mile bike and 13.1 (half-marathon) mile run. He completed the race in 6 hours and 18 minutes. I was super proud! He finished 9th in his age group and 119 out of EVERYONE! Enjoy the pictures below...

The INTIMIDATOR October 2008