Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sunday Six...Things that made me smile

I had such a good week, but have to say I felt a little lonesome too. I think I have "post event" let down. (I just diagnosed myself and don't know if there even is such a thing)but I went through feeling kinda sad after the wedding too. Maybe it's the extra time without planning,preparations and the building excitement. Then add in Steve being back at work all week. I guess I do enjoy him being home more. But hopefully I am out of my funk and ready to start another week.I sure have much to be thankful for and to smile about.
Here are six that stand out...

1- Chads birthday was super fun. We had a breakfast date at MiMi's Cafe,then I baked him his favorite cake and we met up with Pops for dinner at BJ's.It was just the three of us but we had fun! He got tons of calls and messages and felt very loved.

2- I taught Chad my favorite game of "Upwards" and we have had some good battles. I love board games and my kids do too!! Travis and Chad have been playing chess like crazy and we even love connect four. If you ever want a good game,drop by the Carter's..

3- We have had gorgeous weather! Today it was 79 and there was big puffy clouds in the sky and snow on the mountains. T-Town really is beautiful and I don't ever take it for granted. I found myself singing "the hills are alive with the sound of music" as I rode my bike (confirming for the neighbors that I am not quite right. I saw my old friend Dena but couldn't talk long. I told her I had to be home before the street lights came on)

4- I have been LOST in this great book that I am reading. The kind of book where you want to read it at red lights and every chance you get. It is not a quick read but I think I will have it finished this weekend while the boys watch the Charger game! Only because I neglect everything when I find a book like this. it can wait. Just a few more chapters.

5- My sis in law Sandy called to share a precious story with me about my darling nephew Kory.He became a nurse recently, and he also has an incredible voice! He was taking care of a patient and they started talking. And somehow this lady was telling him how much she loved Hymns. Kory asked her what her favorite was and she told him "How great thou art" So Kory sang it to her,and then she joined in singing with him. I just thought it was the most touching story! And I am quite sure she felt much better after he left.He is so tender hearted and will be an amazing compassionate nurse! He once serenaded me at the restaurant where he worked and I loved it (video below) We love you Kory and are so proud of you!

6- Really good news for my friend who is in the hospital! The chemo is working perfectly and her cells are responding to the treatment. I have been praying for her everyday and feel so thankful that God is keeping her in the palm of His hand. Keep getting better and come home soon! There is chocolate to eat!!
(inside joke because she is a feign about chocolate)


Lindsay said...

Hi Tietta,
I wanted to go to your blog today to experience Joy! Just loved it! I love the story about sweet Kory! Of course it brought tears! What a blessing Kory is the the nursing field! Have a great Sunday! Have ya finished your book? Which one is it- I'll let ya know if it has a great ending! Hee-Hee.

Love linds
give the Men's a great big hug!

Ashlyn Carter said... you. and you're coming to sd this weekend to get your dresser!! :)

Heather said...

I found your blog on Abby's...I am Darleen Bennett's daughter and just wanted to say that I absolutely adore your writings. You are adorable!


Ellsworth Party of Four said...

I love Sunday Six. They really are such an upbeat positive part of the week.
BTW...Love the new background!

Cougarnana said...

Another wonderful Sunday Six. I love how I'm able to keep up on your life by reading about what you are thankful for. You always inspire me. Thanks! Hope you have another great week.

Liz said...

Hi Karen,
Liz here (ashlyn's flowergirl's mom!)
I came across your blog and noticed you were reading "Redeeming Love," my all time favorite! Great blog... what a sweet mom you are!