Thursday, August 07, 2014


We would worry less if we praised more. 
Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent & dissatisfaction.
~Harry A. Ironside
07.31.14 Back yard Laps
I found out that 20 laps around my fenced in area of the back yard is a little over a mile.  That's always handy to know.
The dogs loved I was moving in the backyard too.  Lots of ball tossing in these laps.  Lots of barking from Sydney who couldn't keep up with me but would lay in the middle of the yard watching me... I took it as a 'cheering on' sort of thing.
08.01.14 Welcome Home
When I see Ricky coming, I'll try & sneak Sydney out of the house all by herself so she can greet her daddy. She gets so excited to run to him & give him welcome home kisses.  It really is the sweetest thing ever.
08.02.14 Being able to talk about Jesus
I am so blessed & thankful that I do have a loud mouth... & that I can use it to talk to young people about Jesus.  Having moments like this where I pray God plants little seeds to grow over time, one of the biggest things I'm thankful for in my life.
08.03.14 Zip Lining with awesome kiddos!
It was such a fun experience to zip line with fantastic kids.
I love Merge Camp.
08.04.14  Zoe girl turning 10
Actually Zoe's birthday was Friday & with Merge Camp, I totally forgot.  Hanging head in shame for being a bad doggie momma.  But we had yummy bones waiting in the wings for special occasions.  Zoe was the special one who got to trot around with a bone in her mouth. & man, does she trot & show it off.
Happy Birthday our sweet girl.
(It would have also been Buffy's birthday... man, we miss our Yellow Dog)
08.05.14 Fuel Discount
I love that Kroger has fuel points they reward you when you shop there.  I had $0.40 cents off the price of gas & was excited like I won the lottery!
.... & then I see on Instagram that gas is lower then this in other locations...
that's depressing
But I'm still thankful for my $0.40 I saved a gallon
08.06.14 Winner Winner (no)Chicken Dinner
I got in the mail some goodies that I won from a blog contest! Yahoo!!! 
A $25 Subway card, which Ricky quickly snagged up.  He eats Subway literally every day. EVERY.DAY!  So this comes in handy for him.
& a $50 movie pass!  I told Ricky since he's using the Subway card, the movie picks will be mine!  Chick Flicks - here we come!!! :)
What are you thankful for this week?


  1. yay for blog contest wins! the movie passes will come in handy :)

    Vodka and Soda

  2. I love this. I love that quote. Something I've been dealing with lately is praising even when I don't want to and don't feel like I should bc nothing I'm praying for is working haha. God is really like QUIT BEING A BRAT.

    Seriously, such a tough season of life right now. I love this idea of seeking out the things that are blessings.

  3. The Subway gift card would seriously last me about two days.. I love that place! Happy belated Birthday to Zoe girl!!

  4. Congrats on your awesome wins...that's always such fun! Ricky with still my heart!


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