Welcome to my world

I am a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister and a friend.
I've learned that who you have in your life matters more than what you have.
Thank you for stepping in to my world!

Monday, October 29, 2012

30 Days of Being Thankful - Day 6

I think this goes without saying, but today I am thankful that my long-distance family and friends are all safe from Hurricane Sandy.  I know it can still pack a wallop tonight and through the coming days, but it's comforting to know that the people I know and love along the east coast are ok after the initial brunt of the storm. 
My family is in New York, and I have a lot of friends up & down the coast including New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.  It's heartbreaking to me to see the pictures of the devastating wind & rain damage, not to mention the flooding.  As I sat here in sunny, mild west Texas watching the news coverage, I hope everyone knows that my thoughts and prayers were with them thousands of miles away!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

30 Days of Being Thankful - Day 5

Today I am thankful for football.
I admit I'm a sports nut.  I don't think hubby really appreciates the fact that his wife LOVES sports.  Many, many men aren't so fortunate, as they have nobody in their home who will share their passion and enthusiasm for the game - any game.  I play golf.  I help coach softball.  I like to watch baseball, hockey, golf, basically anything except soccer or basketball.  But I LOVE football.  And living in west Texas, weekends during the fall mean football for us.  Friday nights will find us at the high school game, regardless of where it is.  Saturdays are when J's team plays.  Sunday is NFL day when we spend hours rooting for (and yelling at) our Dallas Cowboys, as well as keeping up with every other game because of our football board and fantasy football leagues. 
To me, there's not much that can compare to a sunny, crisp fall day, homemade cookies in the oven and football on tv. 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

30 Days of Being Thankful - Day 4

I am thankful that other people (aside from the ones who have to!)  love my children.  I don't ever want people to think (or God forbid actually say) "Oh, not THOSE kids!"  Last night K spent the evening with friends, trick-or-treating and having fun girl time.  We were going to pick her up after we got back into town (around midnight) but my friend assured me the girls were snoring away & that she was fine.  Turns out she WAS fine.  I picked her up around noon today and she was happy, slept great and had lots of fun.  My friend always says how sweet K is, and it makes me a happy and grateful mom when I get compliments on my kids.  *I* know how great they are, but not everyone has to feel that way!

Friday, October 26, 2012

30 Days of Being Thankful - Day 3

Today I am thankful that hubby & I take time every week for a lunch date.  It's so easy to get caught up in busy lives and jobs and being "mom and dad" and this hour every week is a reminder that we were a couple before a we created our family.  I've known hubby for almost 13 years, we've been married for 11 and I still look forward to our "dates" so much!  More often than not it's the little things, you know?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

30 Days of Being Thankful - Day 2

Today I am thankful that my children enjoy sports.  I think that playing sports is so important for kids.  They learn discipline and teamwork while at the same time having fun with other kids as well as learning to follow rules and listening to other adults (sometimes!).

I love that J plays football.  It is my absolute favorite sport and I will always be his number one cheerleader! 

I love that K plays softball.  She has been blessed twice with a fun team twice so far and I enjoy her games very much. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

30 Days of Being Thankful - Day 1

Today I am thankful that I completed my second-to-last day of physical therapy.

Yesterday I walked 2+ miles, did an hour of physical therapy and stood at K's softball game for two hours.  Two months ago, any one of those three would have had me popping ibuprofen and sitting on the heating pad the rest of the night.  After all three yesterday I went to bed without a twinge!

I will "graduate" Friday after ten weeks of stretches, exercises, massage and ultrasound, and I'm happy to say that I am about 95% pain free!