Monday, November 23, 2009

The Tire Story

1. I'm thankful I'm married to a man that still gives me butterflies after 9 years together!

2. I'm thankful my mom bought all my kids their Christmas outfits for church. Now I don't have to magically come up with an extra couple hundred dollars !

3. I'm thankful that we didn't have to wait too long for our h1n1 flu shots. We were number 193 in line and we were out of there within 20 minutes of the clinic starting!

4. I'm thankful the city people had our road sanded before I had to leave this morning. There is absolutely no way I could make it up and down this hill without the road being sanded!

5. I'm thankful we found Roudy some (almost) new tires at a great price! Roudy has been needing new tires for quite a while. When he was hunting, he got a flat tire two different times from simply driving over a sharp rock. A friend of ours told us about this place that sells used tires at a fraction of the cost. So, Roudy went and checked it out and the only tires they had in the size he needed were crap. So, he put his name on a waiting list and kind of forgot about it. Meanwhile, we checked the price at Big O Tires for the same tires Roudy has now...$170.00 A TIRE. Holy crap how are we supposed to come up with an extra $700.00 for tires at Christmas time? So, we kind of blow off the tire thing for a while. Then, out of the blue, I get a call from the used tire place saying they have some tires that are the right size and there is about 80% tread left! I went and looked at them, because it's first come, first serve, and called Roudy to tell him the details. I told him, "They are BF Goodrich, an aggressive all terrain tire, blah, blah, blah." Turns out that is one of the best tires you can buy. So I bought them. $150.00 for all four! As I was paying, I told the lady, "I'm so glad you called me!" and she says, "Well, I've got a really long list of people to call and today I decided to start at the bottom of the list, so you were the first people I called." You can call it coincidence if you want......I feel blessed.

Friday, November 20, 2009

My 5 For The Day

1. I'm thankful for good friends.

2. I'm thankful for a (much needed) haircut and color. The girl that cuts my hair is amazing! I honestly get stopped, on average, three times a week by people wanting to know who cuts my hair. Michelle, my stylist, gets all the credit. Love. Her.

3. I'm thankful for the DVD player in my car. It saves my life on errand running days.

4. I'm thankful for my brother's choice to serve a mission. Not only is it the best thing he has ever done for himself, I'm thankful for the example he's setting for my children.

5. I'm thankful there is going to be a h1n1 flu shot clinic tomorrow. I've been worried about Jaxon getting it with his asthma. Hopefully we won't have to stand in line too long!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

5 More

1. I'm thankful for frozen waffles. It's the only thing that gets the kids out the door by 7:45 am. There's no way I could get the kids showered, hair blow dryed, dressed, fed, lunches made, etc... if I had to actually make breakfast.

2. I'm thankful for pajama pants. I only put on jeans if I have to leave the house. Then I come home and the first thing I do is put on my pajama pants. It's all about comfort, baby!

3. I'm thankful I was at the right place at the right time today. I found cute little sterling silver necklaces at Macy's that were originally $50.00-$70.00....and I got them for $5.99 each! I spent around $50.00 and saved almost $400.00! And, Jordyn has a sterling silver necklace for every birthday party she will ever go to......

4. I'm thankful my mom took Trason today so Jordy and I could have a girl's lunch. We went to Johnny Carinos where she got an Italian Soda and Pizza... and like any great girls lunch, we ordered chocolate cake and ice cream for dessert!

5. I'm thankful it's only 13 minutes until bedtime!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I'm Thankful For.....

1. My appliances. That dishwasher, my fridge, my washer and dryer, my microwave and everything else that makes my life easier!

2. Paper towels. Whoever invented paper towels is a genius!

3. Redbox. I can rent the kids a movie for a dollar and have an afternoon to get stuff done without being interrupted! (aka, cheap babysitting!)

4. A husband that is supportive of my (very expensive) Green Tea HP habit. Have I ever mentioned that I can't live without it? I'm a junkie.

5. Trason's preschool teacher. She gives both me and Trason a much needed break!

Monday, November 16, 2009

My 5 For The Day

1. I'm thankful it's payday!! Who doesn't love payday?

2. I'm thankful for Roudy's family who came to I.F. over the weekend and showed us a great time! Seriously....Roudy's mom knows how to party. First we watched Shay's basketball game, then we went to the museum, then we went to Olive Garden, then we went to Barnes and Noble for Italian soda's, and then we went and saw "The Christmas Carol" at the movie theater, then we went to get a cinnamon roll at Mrs. Powell's, and then we went back to our house for a little dance party with the kids. The kids were on top of the world for a day! :)

3. I'm thankful for a great step aerobics teacher at the gym. After all of the partying we did over the weekend, I need somebody to whip me back into shape!

4. I'm thankful for my church calling. I know I complain about it a lot, but it really has been a blessing in my life. If nothing else, it gets me and the kids to church on the days I would much rather stay home in my p.j.'s......and I'm never sorry I went.

5. I'm thankful for a Saviour who knows us better than we know ourselves and knows what trials and what blessings we need in order to reach our full potential.

Friday, November 13, 2009

This Is Getting A Little Harder.....

I never imagined that thinking of just 5 small things a day to be thankful for could be difficult. I guess it's a good thing I took on this little assignment. Apparently I need to slow down and realize all the blessings, big and little, that I have.

1. I'm thankful the kids don't have school today! Even though we didn't really sleep in, it's nice to just lay around in our p.j.'s for as long as we want!

2. I'm thankful for my sister/best friend. I usually call her first thing in the morning and then several more times throughout the day. If I didn't have her to call, I probably wouldn't have an adult conversation all day long. (Plus, she stood up for me at wrestling last night even though I was a
little out of control...)

3. I'm thankful for the Sugardoodle website. It makes planning my Primary lesson so much easier!

4. I'm thankful for the Paramount movie theater. If I want to take my family to a movie at the "big theater" it costs about $50.00 by the time you buy 1 large popcorn and 1 large drink to share. At the Paramount, we can go for about $20.00.

5. I'm thankful for my husband who takes us out to eat every Friday night so that I don't have to cook!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My 5 For The Day

1. I'm thankful for hats because some days I just can't stand the thoughts of doing my hair!

2. I'm thankful for Insurance. I had to take Jordyn and Trason to get cavities fixed yesterday and my $150.00 bill just as easily could have been a $600.00 bill.

3. I'm thankful for Ibuprofen. Heaven knows I'm going to need it after the leg/butt workout I did this morning!

4. I'm thankful for the bus driver that comes and gets my kids at 7:45 am, so I don't have to get them to school that early!

5. I'm thankful for my furnace. It's freaking cold today!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

5 More Things I'm Grateful For....

1. Our Veterans. I'm grateful for all the people who have served our country and all the people who continue to keep our country safe and free. I know it's a huge sacrifice for them and their families.

2. I'm grateful for the daycare at the gym. They only charge $1.75 and I get 75 minutes of uninterrupted workout time. Can't beat that!

3. I'm grateful gas prices aren't sky high. Sure, they aren't low, but at least we aren't paying $4.00 a gallon again.

4. I'm thankful we don't have wrestling practice tonight! Three nights a week is a lot for both the kids and the parents.

5. I'm thankful for makeup to cover up the monster zit I have right now. Okay, it doesn't even come close to covering it up, but at least I can try! :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lets Start Over, Shall We?

So.......I haven't posted in a really long time. Every time I think about my abandoned blog I have a mini panic attack. Seriously. I have so much to catch up on. There's the fair, the Boise vs. Oregon game we took Jaxon to, Roudy's elk, my first deer, Trason's first wrestling match....just to name a few. So, I decided to forget about those posts and start fresh, because really? I don't need any more stress in my life! A couple of my friends are listing 5 things they are grateful for everyday in November. I'm getting a late start, but I think I will play along anyway....

1. My extremely hard working husband. He works his tail off so I can stay home and raise our kids.

2. My little one's. They help remind me everyday what life is all about.

3. My mom. Today is her birthday! She's always willing to help with the kids and is a wonderful grandma!

4. Sponge Bob. I know I should outlaw Sponge Bob, but what a great babysitter while I catch up on my blog! :)

5. Green Tea HP for the energy it gives me to get through the day. This stuff seriously changed my life!!