Is there anything better than a surprise brunch with my parents?! They are the greatest people and we enjoy our random Denny’s breakfasts! I’m so lucky to have them to discuss my life plans with, real and imaginary. They keep me grounded and focused on my future whilst enjoying the present. They are also incredible Christians who keep me focused on living a Christ-driven life. Hi, my name is Sarah and I really love my parents.
Today, as with every day, I am incredibly thankful to be alive and well. I’m thankful for all of the love in my life, there are a lot of people out there who don’t have a life filled with love the way I do. I strive not to take it for granted. I’m thankful for my loving pets and that I make enough money to support and care for them. I’m thankful for my family and friends, for Mitchel and our healthy & happy home. I’m thankful for working a job that I love, and that I’m good at, that provides for me. I’m especially thankful for Christ and the sacrifice he made for us all. I’m thankful for God’s mercy and His grace.
And lastly, I’m thankful for all of you. Everyone who takes the time to read even one measly sentence on this blog of mine. I’m very lucky to live in an age where getting your writing out there to be read is easy to do. I write because somebody out there reads it and you all make me feel blessed, like I matter, and I want you all to know that you matter to me, too! Have a fantastic Thanksgiving and I hope your bellies are full and your cheeks are sore from smiling. =)
Franklin is not 100% sure about his new winter hat!
Bellatrix getting cozy!
Callie likes just being around us.Peach is such a little lover. She likes to be the little spoon!
-The amount of pinning on Pinterest that I do from my bed on weekends.
-My newest obsession with Polar Pops from the gas station. What a trashy thing to be obsessed with, but 85 cents for a 32 oz. soda… I’m in!
-How many novels I’ve been reading each week! I’m really doing nothing else with my free time, but I’m enjoying myself, so that’s good, right?
-Dad being home!! I think we’re all on cloud 9 over here!
-My best friend Shelly-Anne getting engaged on the 21st! I haven’t mentioned it before, but she is the absolute BEST person I know. We’ve been friends since the 4th grade and I can’t imagine my life without her. I am so incredibly happy for her and Phil!
-Johnny [my brother] living in town now. I can actually go to lunch with him!! Our lunches are my favorite!
MY BROTHER JOHNNY IS THE BEST EVER!!!!!!!
He graduates from Universal Technical Institute today! For those not in the know, UTI is one of the TOP auto-mechanic schools in the nation. And Johnny has now completed his training there! I couldn’t be any prouder. He even got SOC (Student of the Course) for a bunch of his courses!!
I am one proud sister today! =) Congratulations, John… you fought long and hard for this day. You’re the best!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MOST FAVORITE 19 YEAR OLD, KARIANNE!!!
Kari, you are such an incredible person… full of spirit and humor and kindness. You really care about people, despite you trying to play it off. ;-] You really make every trip that much funnier and crazier!! You are a fantastic aunt, too, and I know your nieces adore you. Mitch and I are very lucky to have you in our lives. You are a great sister and I hope 19 is full of even more adventures! I love you!
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO MY INCREDIBLE POPPA!!!!!
You are my leader in Christ, my role model, my friend, my support system. You keep me laughing and make sure I never take myself too seriously! You are full of love for all people and animals. I am a very blessed daughter! We all love you terribly!! <3
Today I am in Nevada celebrating the first birthday of my niece Abbigayle!! =) It was a last minute decision to make this trip, but OH SO WORTH IT. I can’t believe that I’m getting to spend this time with my brother Joel and his family. I’m so blessed!!
My mom and I are really close. Really, really close. With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, I just wanted to say how much I love and adore her. She has given up so much for my brother & me and is the most selfless woman I have ever met. I know someday she will make an even better grandmother and I cannot imagine my life without her!
Oh, what a little model my Franklin is! <3