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Thankful For: Home

Or rather, I’m thankful for who I share my home with. We may always have projects that we want to do around the house and don’t even get me started on how we could always clean/vacuum/dust, but as long as I have Chip and Wrigley, I’m happy. I don’t mean to be overly mushy, but it’s the truth. Those two boys may drive me crazy sometimes, but I can’t imagine what my daily life would look like without them.

 I am so thankful that I married my best friend. That he can make me laugh easier than anyone else can. That he can help me overcome my fears and weaknesses and is my number one supporter. That he works so hard for us. That we can serve alongside each other.

You all know how much I love our pup. He can be a downright conniving pest (many of you have seen him try to steal food while we pray before a meal), but I am so grateful for the joy he brings in our life. There’s nothing better than coming home to his excited face ready to lick us and throw himself in our laps for a belly rub.

So today, I am thankful for Chip and Wrigley and how they make our house a home. Please feel free to share whatever you are thankful for, hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

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Thankful For: Community

Over the past year, I have become extremely thankful for the community we have here in San Antonio. As I’ve mentioned before, we don’t have any family in town, but we have been extremely blessed with friendships strong enough to feel as if we were family.

I am so thankful for the community we have at Redeemer. For the wonderful women in my Bible study and how they prayed for me as I made the decision to leave my job. For our fun community group and the ways they encourage us as a couple as well as individually. For our youth group and all the ways they make me laugh and grow. For all of the sweet friendships we’ve developed with so many different people and families. We know our life here in San Antonio wouldn’t be the same without them.

I am also very thankful for the community I developed in my years at Bromley. While working alongside some truly talented people, I was able to make some wonderful friends that could make even the longest meetings more fun (trust me, that’s no small task!).

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! What are you thankful for today?

Thankful For: Music

If there’s one thing that can instantly impact my mood (besides a giant piece of dark chocolate), it’s music. I love how music can make me want to dance, to rest, to cry, to sing along in an obnoxiously loud voice in my car. Music can comfort me and encourage me. It doesn’t matter the kind of music, I just about love it all. I grew up playing the piano and will always appreciate classical music. My inner teenager never grew up, so I can’t resist catchy pop songs (I’m looking at you, TSwift). Car rides with my dad taught me to love Van Halen, while my mom plays Michael Buble. This past month has been wonderful with the constant Christmas music on my Pandora and Spotify stations.

It isn’t very profound, but today, I’m thankful for music and all of the memories it recalls and emotions it creates.

As always, feel free to share what you’re thankful for!

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Thankful For: Travel

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m trying to take time this week to consciously consider what I am thankful for and share it with you all. I would also love to hear from you on what you’re reflecting on this week, so please share in the comments!

When I first thought about what I’m thankful for, I realized how much is equipped by travel. This thankfulness works two fold: on the one hand, it allows us to see friends and family that live outside of the great state of Texas, and on the other hand also lets us to see new places for the first time, which is something we really enjoy.

Sometimes it can be really hard not having family in town or having some of our good friends live so far away. If we weren’t able to hop on a plane or get in a car for a road trip, there is so much that we would miss out on in the lives of those we love. I’m grateful that this year we have traveled far more than we had ever anticipated. It allowed us to go to our friends’ wedding in Nashville and be part of their special day. We were able to attend my brother’s college graduation which was so wonderful to see. We were able to go to Rochester for my cousin Denisse’s daughter’s baptism, which meant meeting precious little Daniella and getting to spend time with my goddaughter Isabella. We were able to share sweet time with my family during trips to Boston and Maine. Chip and I were able to explore Nantucket and San Francisco on our own during work and anniversary trips. Just this past weekend we were able to go to Denver to visit my brother as well as one of my closest college friends (stay tuned for a post on that trip!). I’m thankful that we live in a time where travel is as advanced as it is; let’s be real, if we were still in the Oregon trail days, we really wouldn’t be able to see anyone past Boerne. 

Riley and Becca's wedding in Tennessee

Riley and Becca’s wedding in Tennessee

Alex's graduation from Creighton

Alex’s graduation from Creighton

With Daniella after her baptism

With Daniella after her baptism

With my aunt, mom, Daniella, and goddaughter Isabella

With my aunt, mom, Daniella, and goddaughter Isabella

With Chip in Nantucket

With Chip in Nantucket

In Boston with my family

In Boston with my family

In Maine with my parents

In Maine with my parents

In Napa during our trip to San Francisco

In Napa during our trip to San Francisco

With Alex and Teresa in Boulder

With Alex and Teresa in Boulder

With Rachel in Denver

With Rachel in Denver

So today, I am thankful that we have been able to visit so many dear people as well as see new places together. Here’s to visiting more new places next year and continuing to visit loved ones wherever they may be!

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Thankful

It’s here, folks. Thanksgiving week! It’s finally feeling like fall here in San Antonio so I am more than ready to kick off the holidays.

I saw this quote on Pinterest recently and it made me realize that I don’t spend hardly enough time thanking God for all the blessings He provides. Hard lessons, sweet friends, times of rest, times of joy, a crazy dog, a supportive husband, a messy house. This week, I am hoping to do a post everyday with something I am thankful for and I encourage you to do the same. We shouldn’t just rely on Thursday’s dinner to quickly share what we’re thankful for, but be in constant reflection.

What are some things you’re thankful for?

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