And truthfully, I don’t really like the use of the word, “holiday” because I feel like it’s used much too often to take God out of the picture. But it does seem easier to say than, “Today was the official start of all the celebrations of Thanksgiving and CHRISTMAS” Which I just said anywayΒ so I guess I really am saving no ink. Or memory. Or whatever I am using up by having a blog. πŸ™‚

There are so many things to be thankful for in my life!

1) I have such a wonderful family!

They are so funny and lively. I can’t imagine my family without each of my siblings as well as my parents. We just are all so alike and weird and funny. I especially love when we are all crazy and just laugh and laugh. Like, one night we were trying to do devotions but instead all tried to play hymns together on our newly-learned instruments. (This was recently πŸ™‚ ). So yes, I have many great memories with my family. And I am so blessed to have each of them, EVEN when they drive me CRAZ-AY!!!!!!

2) I have such amazing friends!

They totally get me. Or they just humor me. I’m not sure, which. I am thankful for my dear LRF Β or LRB…whichever it is! πŸ˜‰ As well,as my dear friend, T. I am absolutely thankful for abby, my sister and best- friend- for- ever! I am also very grateful for two more recently made friendships, with two amazing girls that I love so much. And they are very much like me which makes me very happy!! πŸ™‚

3) I am thankful I have such an awesome life

Yeah. I do. Every day I can’t help but think about how great it is! I am so lucky that I have parents who support me in everything I do and that they want to see me succeed! I am so lucky that because I am homeschooled I can plan out my life the way I want and be different. I am also very grateful that even though I am homeschooled, I still have a life and have many friends and “outs” in every day! πŸ™‚

4) I am thankful that I get to run

I will be truthful that after my bigΒ race, I had doubts that I would be able to run again. But thanks to my running mentors who mean SO much to me!, I am back on my feet and get to run. I am so glad that we live in a safe neighborhood where I can just go running. I love to run and it’s kind of like a quiet time for me. i can’t imagine what was wrong with my brain all the rest of my life when I didn’t like it! πŸ™‚ it’s such a Β perfect sport for me!! So I am thankful that even with all my various injuries, God allows me to run and be active!

5) I am thankful for my optimistic personality

I used to get annoyed that I was always so happy, but I really am thankful for it. I like to be happy. I find it attracts people to me! πŸ™‚ Ok, wow that was self-centered!

6) I am thankful that I get to have a blog

I have so much to say. This is like an outlet for all the words swirling around in my brain! Also, because of this blog I get very valuable advice about running. And one of my all-time favorite blogs! Don’t forget to check it out!

7) I am thankful I get to babysit

I love kids. And there are 3 kids who will always have a special place in my heart! I am in love with the family I babysit for and they supply me with endless laughs, and great memories! Here’s to many more years of babysitting! πŸ™‚

I’m thankful for a lot more but at the risk of coming off as more self-centered than I already sound I will stop!

What are you thankful for?


Lil’ Prayers

1. Dear God,

Thank you for this day. Thank you that we can go to our friend’s house to play today. Thank you that Claire can come over and play with us. PLease let us do this again.

In Jesus’ name, AMEN

2. Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for this day. Thank you for this food. Please help us to do good in our school. Please help us to never be bad and to always obey our moms and to never disobey again. And…(ugh) um…(slaps head)

In Jesus’ name, AMEN

3. Dear Jesus,

Thank you for this day. Thank you that we can play with our friends. Thank you that we can do school. Thank you that you let us go to church. Thank you for dying on the cross for us.


After the third prayer, a heated discussion ensued concerning whether or not God lets us go to church or if we CHOOSE to go to church. It’s truly amazing what deep thoughts these cute kids have about their Lord and Savior!!

Sorry I haven’t posted in SOOO long! I went on a little weekend trip! And then couldn’t get on here until today! I may or may not post pictures of my trip! πŸ™‚ You never know with me. I never know with me either! πŸ˜‰