November 24, 2012

30 days of Thankfulness: Day 24

Day 24: I'm thankful for blogging.
I'm thankful for the community of people and amazing women I follow. I'm thankful for the friends I've come to know and love through blogging. I'm thankful for the inspiration, encouragement and love. I'm thankful for the very small group of people who follow my blog.

Saying that, I decided to announce that after 30 days of Thankfulness, I think I'm going to stop blogging. My blog has reached its free space limit and I feel like I'm running out of things to say and share. I love to write, but I'm not sure this is the place to do it anymore. Maybe one day I'll start a new blog, but for now I'm closing the door.

November 23, 2012

30 days of thankfulness : I'm behind about a week...

Day 16: I'm thankful for fun times with friends I get to see as much as I want to! I got to meet up with Anna on Friday for a drink and it was a much needed night out with lots of laughter.

Day 17: I'm thankful for the luxury I have to live in a nice home with good friends.

Day 18: I'm thankful for food. My friends and I got together for a pre-thanksgiving feast and it was yummy!

Day 19: I'm thankful for cuddles and kisses on the forehead. Although this sounds like a Greg reference, it is not. Monday night at Bible Study, we all cuddled and prayed together and it was a really nice time. I kissed Lacey on the forehead and it meant a lot to her. :)

Day 20: I'm thankful for prayer. I'm on the prayer team in my college group, and I am available during the service to pray with those who need it. I really enjoy this time. This week, I had a good friend of mine approach me for prayer and it really meant a lot to me to pray to God with her.

Day 21: I'm thankful for Lacey. (she's one of my roommates!) She's so sweet and loving. I am so blessed to live with this wonderful woman of the Lord. She stayed in town an extra night and made me a yummy dinner just so I wouldn't have to be alone in our house all by myself for several days.

Day 22: I'm thankful for a community away from "home" to spend Holidays with. Greg's family and friends invited me to spend Thanksgiving with them and it was a BIG blessing. There were lots of laughs, new games, and excellent food. That is what I consider a good Holiday.

Day 23: I'm thankful for new experiences. Today, I got to go wine tasting with Greg and his parents. I didn't like the wine we tasted all too much, but it was a new experience, and I enjoyed that I got to do it with Greg!

November 15, 2012

30 days of Thankfulness: Day 15

Day 15: I'm thankful for my brain.

I'm thankful that my brain works. I'm thankful that I can think critically and have opinions about things. I'm thankful I go to a University where I am challenged to form and have my own opinion about every topic imaginable. I'm down right thankful for my mind and my ability to learn, grow, and imagine with it.

November 14, 2012

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 14

Day 14: today I am thankful for heated blankets and sunshine that streams in the windows.

I'm thankful for breaks in the rain and very chilly fall weather. I'm thankful for the warm drinks I get to consume, the fires I get to sit by, and the blankets I get to cuddle up under. And the sweet, special people I get to do those things with. :)

November 13, 2012

30 days of Thankfulness: day 13

Day 13: Today I am thankful for my family.

I'm thankful for the support of my family. There is no way I would be able to be successful at what I'm doing if it wasn't for these people. I'm thankful for how quirky we are. I'm thankful for how we watch insane amounts of football. I'm thankful for my mom and how she keeps the peace. I'm thankful for how we talk about our issues honestly. I'm thankful for the yummy food we make in the kitchen together. I'm thankful for my dad and how he is almost always the voice of reality. I'm thankful for how our family traditions change almost every year. I'm thankful for my brother and his ability to be able to fix just about everything.
We're a crazy bunch, but I sure do love them.

November 12, 2012

30 days of thankfulness:day 12

Day 12: today I am thankful for rain.

I love rain. Sometimes. You know, when it's not wet, or cold, or coming out of the sky. But really, I do love rain. And I have to because I live in a place in the country where it rains A LOT. I love rain because I chained my perspective. Rain is beautiful in it's own way. It falls from the sky and makes beautiful sounds and smells. Sometimes once is starts, it never stops. It reminds me of Gods grace. We can't do anything to make it come or go-it just is given to us freely. And it makes us beautiful, new, and clean.

God is in the rain.

November 11, 2012

30 days of Thankfulness: Day 11

Day 11: I am thankful for alcohol.

Seems like an odd thing to be thankful for, but I got to spend the day brewing beer with Greg and I really enjoyed it. I mean, its Greg. :) I always enjoy spending time with him. I'm thankful for the yummy drinks I can make and the time I get to spend with friends while enjoying a drink.

November 10, 2012

30 days of Thankfulness: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Day 6: I am thankful for the election of a new President in the United States. I am thankful that I got to vote and my vote counted. I am thankful for being able to have a say in who runs the country I call home.

Day 7: I am thankful for the opportunity and ability to go to class. I had class pretty late on Wednesday (like I do every week) and I am thankful for the ability I have to learn.

Day 8: I am thankful for the opportunity to have a babysitting job. I love the afternoons I get to spend with these kiddos. They make me smile, laugh, and even get ginormous bruises on my arms.

Day 9: I am thankful for Jesus. I am thankful for his never-ending love for me. I am thankful for His grace and how He has saved me. I would absolutely not be where I am today with the grace and love that has been given to me through God.

Day 10: I'm thankful for yummy food. Really yummy food.

November 5, 2012

30 days of Thankfulness: Day 5

Day 5: Today I am thankful for warm fall weather.

The weather has been foggy and fall like and I enjoyed the high of 64 degrees today. Its nice to sleep in shorts and be able to not wear socks cuz my poor little toes feel like they will chip off at any moment.

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 3 & 4

Day 3: I am thankful for Oregon State University football and the win of the Beavers. 7-1!

Day 4: I am thankful for Greg and how much he cares about me and made an effort to have quality time with me this weekend. :) (and help me study for a killer test I have today!)

November 3, 2012

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 2

I failed at writing yesterday, so this is for November 2nd.

I am thankful to live in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Where the leaves change pretty colors. Where we experience all types of weather in one day. Where I get to experience seasons. Where for class, I get to walk around campus and look at trees. Where I have the opportunity to go to Oregon State University.

November 1, 2012

30 Days of Thankfulness

For November, I like to think of one thing everyday to be thankful for. This year, I decided to share them every day on my blog.

Day 1: my roommates
Since I started college, I had dreamed of living in a cute Victorianish house with a bunch of friends close to campus. Finally, my fifth year in school, this dream becomes a reality. I live with people who are not only my roommates, but my friends. People to pray with, to support me (and support them), and to laugh at all the ridiculously wrong things I hear and do. God has really blessed me with these people.