Happy Thanksgiving! I’m Thankful For You!

Happy Thanksgiving friends! I will be taking a few days off to enjoy time with my family (including both my college kiddos – yay!), but today I wanted to share a few things I’m thankful for. And yes, you are on that list!! Thank you for following along with me here in this little corner of the web! I truly appreciate it!! I have met some amazing people here, many of whom I am happy to call “friend”!
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Today, and everyday, I am also thankful for so many other things.
  • Our home which gives our family a place to gather.
  • My Lord and Savior.
  • Spending sweet time with family.
  • The food on our table.
  • This holiday which reminds us all to take a few minutes and count our blessings.
  • My hubby who puts up with me.
  • My kids who continue to seek God and walk in His ways.
  • Sweet friends new and old that God has given me to do life with.
  • And, my family. (seriously I love them more than I can even express)
What are you thankful for today?? I’d love to hear!!
Hope you have a beautiful weekend of counting your blessings and sharing time with people that you love!! See you back here next week!

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Twenty One Today

I wasn’t planning on posting today. But, today is my oldest son’s birthday. Yep, that’s right, my first born turns twenty one today. For some reason kids birthday make me more sentimental and reminiscent than my own. I don’t feel old enough to have a 21 yr old, but I promise you that I am (21 doubled + 2)  😉 This guy is on my heart today and I had to share a few words.
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Monday Morning

Monday morning. Ugh right? Every Friday we’re all “TGIF” WOOHOO TO THE WEEKEND!” And then Monday comes around and we’re all “ugh”. So ya there’s that. And, by the way, what happened to September?? How is it already October?? 🙄

This Monday is no different. Fall has seriously been uber busy around here! Somehow we have allowed our younger two boys to be way more active in extra stuff then we ever did with our older two. Ya, they had their things, but just not as many. These boys literally don’t have a free evening, except for Saturdays most of the time. But then we usually have a game or a band thing sometime during that day. So, never a full free day ever. Which makes me kind of sad. These poor adolescent boys are ex.hau.sted people. My middle kiddo was so tired that he couldn’t even think to decide what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday… How did we get here?? I have been letting them skip things lately that aren’t required. (But, they love all of their things, so they don’t usually want to skip.) I have so been there. All the things are good. How do we eliminate a good thing??

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Back to School Thoughts {on Thursday}

Back to school time is in full swing around here. I have been liking back to school photos for a couple of days now, and plan to add my own tomorrow as our ‘little’ boys start. If you follow me on Instagram you know we moved our girl into her dorm Monday, and did our best to get her set up and ready for her first year of college. I’ve got my big boy for a couple more weeks, and then we be 4 instead of 6 most of the time. Weird.

I’ve been in denial of this time all summer. I’m still there I think. I’ve started seeing fall decor pop into my pinterest feed and I’m all like “noooo”. (don’t even get me started on the Christmas stuff at hobby lobby.) It hasn’t been scorching hot the past few days which I am thankful for. I am looking forward to scarves and boots. Having my days back on a schedule will be good for me, but not necessarily something I’m in a hurry for. It’s strange, when my kids were younger, I couldn’t wait for school to start and the bickering and arguing and whining of summer to end, but the older I get the more I enjoy the lazy, no plan days of summer. They get along better, they entertain themselves, we all sleep in…

But, it seems all good things must come to an end. As I sat down to write this post today, this silly little poem emerged. I don’t write poetry often, so be kind. I know it’s not great, but it says what’s on my mind. (rhyming on accident now haha)  😉  Maybe you can relate.

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