I so often see "Thankful Thursday" posts and have yet to partake in one.
I think it's about time.
This morning, I find myself looking through photos, both old and new.
And I'm feeling, quite simply...thankful.
The past few weeks have been rough on my heart.
But with saying that, I almost feel guilty.
Because my heart aches with so much more than hurt on a daily basis. It aches with pure love.
And I have pictures to prove it.
A rainy Tuesday afternoon last week, was spent with 3 lovely "K's".
I was thankful to see my friend, Kelly, living her dream...at home and happy with her children.
Kristopher Me and Karina, all totally ready for this picture!
I'm thankful for friends who live doors away. Thankful for walks on a gloomy day, that instantly turn bright when you see these smiling faces...
I'm thankful for birthday celebrations, after my birthday. It means I get to see these ladies.
I'm thankful for super thoughtful, clever gifts that make my heart smile.
Remember this photo?
And who can forget this one?!
My gift from Addison
Why does time have to go by so quickly...always. Why can't dinner go til' midnight? These ladies made my night.
I <3 this photo.
and I <3 them. I'm thankful for Thursday nights that end with friends. And Fridays that begin with friends. Friends who you just saw less than 12 hours ago.
Jessica...the hostess with the mostess
She asked if she could "continue romancing me for my birthday"...
How could I turn her down? After all, the girl makes a mean homemade pizza.
She invited me over for the afternoon. One that turned into an all day affair.
So, I got ready for the romancing, packed up my Peter Cetera cd and headed right on over.
There were beautiful gifts. And when I say beautiful, I mean from the inside out.
Exchanging birthday presents with Jessica and I is like an art. We open slowly. We explain why we may or may not like each gift beforehand (when we really know the other one is gonna love it) We cry. We oohh and ahhh over every detail. Then, we cry some more. And if Jessica is lucky, I dance to Peter Cetera's, "Forever Tonight" and she "feels my breath on her shoulder"
(I owe ya one, Jess)
My AMAZING handmade card...can't wait to find the perfect frame for this beauty!
Yes, that is me...with no eyes and apparently no teeth, wearing all my beautiful gift decorations...I'm thankful I don't really look like that. Scary!!
I read the book when I got home. I bawled.
I'm thankful for date nights at home with my husband. Nights spent in pj's. Nights where we order Chinese, snuggle (awww, I said snuggle) on the couch and watch movies all night. Nights when it doesn't matter they forgot my eggroll because they gave us 5 extra fortune cookies.(seriously, take-out people never get my order right!!! Never!)
Oh, Mr. Twinkie, you glutton.
I'm thankful for the day after THIS ONE.
A day where a dear friend makes it all better.
We started a band. Addison took the stage. Front and center.
Her Mama entertained the crowd with her amazing faces.
Miss Chloe charmed em' with her pretty dress and sparkling blue eyes.
I rocked out on the kitty cat keyboard (um, how appropriate) to my new smash hit, "Bite Me, Aunt Flow"
The girls took a nap while Kelly and I lounged on the couch, eating ice cream and reminiscing. Thankful for girl time. Girl time rocks!
I was thankful and so very touched, when I came home to birthday packages and loving words written inside ice cream and homemade kitty cards. From friends I met in lovely little blogland. Thank you so much, Diana and Julia!!!
I'm thankful for...
Remember the birthday card from my Mom?...the one she told me to play when I needed to stop thinking so much...the one that meows "Happy Birthday" to Me. Yea, that's been getting a lot of play lately. AND, the kitties are
p.s.- excuse the horrible clicking sound from the cheapo video cam on my camera.
P.P.S. - I'm VERY thankful for my Mama and for my fluffies.
I'm thankful for today.
Those are just a few of my "Thankful Thursdays"...
What are you thankful for this Thursday?
Sending out lots of Thursday Lovin',