Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank You Veterans

The other night, I was explaining to Justin that Thanksgiving gets overshadowed by Christmas and it becomes more of a problem year after year.  I told him that the entire month of November should be dedicated to Thanksgiving.  Then he reminded me of Veteran's Day.  Touche.  So I came back with some witty comment about how veterans are included in that thanksgiving because we are supposed to be thankful for the veterans who have served and are currently serving our country.  For those who have found to keep our freedoms and liberties intact.  The entire month of November should be dedicated to thanksgiving (the act of giving thanks), not Thanksgiving (a day of stuffing your face with turkey).  The pictures below are of veterans that I am friends with.  I know I have probably left a few of you out, but I promise it wasn't intentional.  I just wanted to show my appreciation to all of the veterans in my life and all of the veterans of this great country.

To all of those who have served our country. To all of those who have fought to keep it free. Thank you.

All photos borrowed from my friends facebook pages

Thursday, November 10, 2011

30 Days of Thanks, Week 2

It's week 2 of November-what are you thankful for?

I'm thankful for my mama and my daddy.  The choices that they have made, the way they raised me and my sisters and how they are still there for me.  I'm thankful that my mama taught me to show love through the home-cooking, eating meals at the table, hanging out in the kitchen.  The kitchen is the room in my house, in any house, that I feel the most comfortable. I'm thankful that she always cleaned the house before we went on trips.  That has rubbed off on me.  Now I do it because "I like to come home to a clean house."  Ha.  I'm thankful for all those times that my daddy made me do man work with him.  It taught me a strong work ethic and makes me want to do things for myself.  I'm thankful for those times he made me change flat tires, check my oil, figure out why my battery was dead....the list could go on.  It's made me independent.  It's made me be able to figure out those man jobs when men aren't around.  Em, remember the pear incident and how I took apart my sink pipes to clean out the garbage disposal?  If my dad would have done everything for me like I wanted him to growing up, I wouldn't have that story.  I was sucessful in cleaning out the pear core and unclogging the pipes, by the way!

Those families up there-they are my in-laws.  I am so thankful that I married in to such a big and wonderful family!  Family is the most important thing in my life.  I come from a big one and appropriately married in to a big one!  They all support one another and are so proud of each other.  I really feel fortunate that our children will be able to grow up with parents who are each close to their families and even more important that each set  of their grandparents are still together and still in love and supporting one another. 

I'm so thankful for all the wonderful people in my life that I call a friend. You laugh with me during the good times, and provide an ear to listen to me or a shoulder to cry on in the hard times.  I hope that I am as a good of a friend to you as you are to me!

This is the building that I work in at UNT!
I'm very thankful that I have a job.  I may complain about it a lot, but I feel very lucky to go to work every day so that I can help support my family.
Until next week friends!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

30 Days of Thanks

One of my facebook friends is posting every day this month to show what she is thankful for in her life.  I think that is a great idea so we are going to do it here at Harmonizing, but with our own little twist!  Instead of posting one thing I'm thankful for each day of the month, I'll do a weekly posting and include serveral reasons why I think "it's a wonderful life."  (umm....Christmas, I do not need you sneaking up on me now-November is to focus on Thanksgiving no matter what Hobby Lobby, Garden Ridge, or TVsays.)

So here we go...Week 1 of Thanks

Thankful for my sweet husband.  He does the man work AND helps me around the house.  He lets me bring home junk and store it in the garage until I have time to make something wonderful out of it.  He even gave up his parking spot for it. He let me get another dog and now they are best buds.  He writes me love post it notes and sticks them in my car encouraging me when I have something big coming up.  He makes me laugh and sometimes he tries to scare me and I scream and then I want to punch him.  But I like it that way. 

I am so thankful for our sweet Molly girl and our cute Dexter boy.  I love her sweet kisses and I love his doggie hugs.  They come running to greet me everyday when I come through that door and that makes me feel like a special girl =)

Who couldn't be thankful for my sisters!  And while my bestie in the middle is not a sister by blood, we are just as close as if she were apart of my own family.  I love these girls with all my heart.  They are my go to people, my best friends, the girls that I most want to hang out with, the people that I don't want and can't imagine doing life without even though we are all scattered across Texas. 
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