Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thankful Thursday Part II

Thankful Thursday is harder than I thought it would be.  Don't get me wrong. I have PLENTY to be thankful for.  But narrowing them down is hard.  There isn't one that is more important than another.  Heck, I could do a blog on its own for all I am thankful for.  But back to this week. 

This week I am thankful for:

1-My health.  My grandma has always said, "If you have your health, you have everything."  She's so right.  Never doubt your grandma.  Especially when she's this darn cute.
Her 80th surprise bday 2005

2-My friends.  I have a great group of friends.  There isn't one type of person that I am friends with.  Each one of my friends has their own unique thing/personality that they bring to our friendship.  And how lucky am I that I have friends all over the country?  California, Arizona, Colorado, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carolina, Florida, Nevada, New York, etc.  I am blessed.

3-I have a roof over my head.  And I have owned two of them in the last 6.5 years.   I read an article recently on people in Las Vegas who live in the underground tunnel/water system below the strip.   Most of them are homeless b/c of the economy and that makes me sad.  We were lucky that after Chad lost his job; we were able to hang on until things took a turn. 

Our first home

4-I live near the beach.  How cool is that?  I grew up being 2 and a half hours from the beach which meant beach trips were few and far between.  (Especially b/c my mom hates the beach-sorry mom to call you out-but you do)  Now it is practically in my back yard.  Funny thing though about things being that close-you tend to take them for granted.  I am going to try and not do that from now on.

5-Last but certainly not least.  My cousin Tara.  She's a mom of four, my nurse, advice go to woman, my "sister" the person I talk to on my way into work most mornings and she knows waaaaaay more intimitate details of my life than probably anyone else.  I don't know if that's "lucky her or unlucky her"  ha ha.  She's given me the four most beautiful babies to love and if I had only one wish, it was that she lived down here.  (B/c it is way too cold up in PA for me to ever live there!)  Love you Tara!

Baby #4 was to make her appearance a month later!

Jan 2009-Quick trip to PA

Five star vacation!

Christmas 2009


JCHokie said...

Love you, Mis! I'm lucky to have a friend like you! (but really, you couldn't find a better pic of us?)

And your mom hates the beach, WHAT!?

Rachel Chieppa said...

Beautiful Thursday post, Mis! It's so nice to stop and think about all the wonderful blessings in our lives. We are surrounded by blessings! And, Grandma does look great!! And, Tara has 4??!?!? WOW! Can it be?