Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thankful Thursday

The last couple of days it has been chilly and rainy.  You might think I would complain about this, but to be honest.  I love rainy, chilly days.  (I mean, after a long time of this it would get old.)  At this point, I am still loving it. 

Days like this remind me fall is here.

Days like this are great for hoodies, movies and an afternoon cup of coffee.

Days like this are good for sitting on the porch.

Days like this are good for snuggles.

Days like this are good for reading a good book.

Days like this are just good!

Today I am thankful for rainy chilly days!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My Karate Kid

Broderick has asked us for about 4 years to do karate.  We always talked about it, but then put it on the back burner.  There always seemed to be something else.  Scouts, wrestling, soccer...and we are not a family that likes to over commit the kids in activities. 
Over the summer, at scout camp, they had a martial arts day.  There was a guy there that I was immediately impressed with.  We looked into his school, did some trial classes and pretty much decided the first night we would sign Broderick up.  He has been doing it for almost a month now and absolutely loves it!  I do too!  Every night I walk into the building I get in a good mood.  The instructors and kids are so kind and friendly.  (Which is a huge part of what is taught.)  The kids, and adults, are awarded for things they do at home.  Reading, self discipline, picking up after themselves, treating others with respect.  All around he is learning great martial arts, self defense and responsibility.  And...he is super excited to test and get a new belt!

Monday, September 24, 2012

It Has Happened (or is happening!)

What? you ask.

I am embarrassing my kids...Broderick anyway.

Here is how it has begun to go down.

Have you seen this adorable outfit on Pinterest?

Cute, right?

Thanks to this outfit I have been on the hunt for pink jeans.  I found some yesterday while we were out shopping so I tried them on.  (Unfortunately at this time I had both kids with me.)  So we all crammed into the dressing room and I proceeded to jump and squirm into the pants.  Broderick then says, "Mom, you can't wear pink pants unless you are Lady Gaga or Katy Perry!" 

What!?  I lost it.  Right there in the dressing room.  There is a little bit of truth to what he said.  I looked nothing like the adorable, size 2, blonde pictured above.

As if that wasn't enough for a mom in one day...

Last night I was putting Broderick to bed.  I asked him if he wanted to ride bikes to school in the morning.  He said, "Yes.  Your bike is just so orange!" 
(I am thinking, my bike is awesome!)
I said, "okay, so does that mean you don't want to ride to school?"
B:  "No, we can.  I mean, it will still be a little dark so people won't see that it is so bright!"
Me: (choking, laughing, trying not to cry) "okay, while if you don't want to that is fine."

I came out laughing and told Rob what transpired.  It really was very funny.  I just can't believe that I am starting to embarrass him already. 

We did ride bikes to school this morning.  If only I would have had pink jeans to wear while riding my orange bike!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Last week I had some blood work done because I wasn't feeling good. 

Turns out I am anemic.

Now, if you have talked to me in the last week you know this.  Because it is kind of consuming my thoughts.  I have posted before about how I worry, so as you can imagine I have been well...a little worried. 

Remember last week I posted about always being thankful. 

Today, I am choosing to be thankful I am anemic.  (I mean let's be honest, it could have been a lot worse.)  I don't want to sound super spiritual by being thankful for this, because I am not.  In fact, I was talking to my hubby last night and he was the one who encouraged me to thank the Lord for this.  (First I had to confess my doubt.  Because the Bible says, "Do not be anxious about anything."  and I was, so I needed to confess that.)

All that being said, I am also thankful I get to go see Needtobreathe in concert tonight!!!!

Monday, September 17, 2012


Have you seen this movie?

If you haven't, and are a germaphobe, don't! 

If you have, I bet you are a germaphobe now! 

It is about an infectious disease that spreads rapidly and it pretty short lived, but you die.  There of course is no cure or vaccine. 

It really was a good movie. 

There is only one problem...

Now I am worried about all the germs everywhere!  I literally have washed my hands or used hand sanitizer about 15 times today. 

I keep thinking about all the germs on carts and doors and food!
Which I guess isn't a bad thing, as long as I don't take it to an extreme.

Tell me...have you seen it.  What did you think?

I am off now to disinfect my house make cookies!

Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thankful Thursday

The first 4 words of Colossians 1:3 are, "We always thank God..."

Think about that.


There are times when things are really sucky, quit frankly, and you may not feel like being thankful.  Your job could be really busy and crazy.  (Or maybe you don't have a job.)
You could be dealing with illness.
Maybe you just lost a loved one.
You could be discouraged by other people.

Whatever the reason there is something to be thankful for. 

Today, I am thankful for...

chilly mornings.
my hubby.
the great talks I get to have with my adolescent son after school.
hugs from my sweet girl.

What is something you can thank God for right now?