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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sunday Six...



I can hardly believe that another week has passed.But it was a week of blessings and fun! Here are six things, The big and the small that I am grateful for. The bible says "in all things give thanks" and I do with all my heart...

1-Easter week...I have always loved Easter and when you stop and ponder the true meaning of this holiday it brings you to your knees. The Greeks always greet you with " Christos Anesti" and then you reply 'Aleithos Anesti" It means "Christ is risen" and the reply is "Surely He is risen" I was raised with this tradition since I was a little girl and it really says it all. Christ came and died but He is risen! And we celebrate this week with humble hearts for all He has done. Palm Sunday, Good Friday and then Easter Sunday. It is all so much more significant than bunnies and eggs. I wish you all a wonderful Easter Week!

2- The wedding video!!! We finally got to see the wedding video with the kids last night and I loved it! How fun it was to re-visit one of the happiest days of my life. It was the most perfect day and Trav and Ash were so blessed. I cried the second it started and cried the whole way through. I am still just overwhelmed with gratitude that the Lord brought them to each other.Like Ashlyn said in her vows, They are not perfect but they are perfect for each other.

3-The kids...Steve and met up with all three of them for dinner and fun. There is simply nothing that makes me happier than time spent with them. Chad looks so healthy and happy and it was great to see my favorite life guard. Travis is the cutest, happiest husband! And Ashlyn is such a sweet homemaker and wife. She made us all homemade strawberry shortcake that was delish. It was a super fun night. Those three are truly my biggest blessings!

4- Steve's company celebrated a Sonic Burger Grand Opening and Steve and I attended. It was his baby and he did such a great job! I was super proud of him and the owners were thrilled that he got it done in record time and under budget. That's my man! There are so many buildings and stores open with his expertise all over them. I probably dont brag near enough about him. But today I will, Good Job You!

5-I am thankful that I have always been able to work part time. I always tease that it takes a lot to run this house well, so part time is all I can do. Well this last week I worked 40 hours while my friend and boss Trish took a much needed vacation week. It was a good reminder how good I have it. Who feels like cooking, cleaning, and errands after working all day? I admire wives and moms who do that every single week.I realize what a blessing my part time job is and I am extra grateful for it this week!

6-Blog comments! I am so thankful that so many of you leave me little love notes on my posts! It means so much to me and is such a encouragement to keep writing. You know how I am about mail and when I see a new comment it feels like mail in my box! I even got a comment from the writer of another blog that I visit. She is kinda 'big time' so I felt like a celebrity had dropped by. I love you all for reading and still wonder how my boring life could be of any interest to you. Maybe it makes you extra thankful for yours!! You can leave thinking 'Well at least I dont have big calves, bushy eye brows, crazy random thoughts and a weird addiction to cupcakes' But no matter the reason you stop by, I am glad you do...
Wishing you all a wonderful week filled with love, joy, and giggles.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I so loved hearing about your weekend with the kiddos! Steve you are the Man! The Sonic Burger is awesome! The skate flower arrangement was just soo adorable! Can;t wait to see the wedding video!!! Company tomorrow! Can you even wait to see the Tennessee Krikacs?
Have a blast!!!

Love Linds

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

Easter Week-One of my favorite scenes in My Big Fat Greek Wedding was her teaching him to say Christos Anesti in Greek.

Working part-time-I have been working 50 to 60 work weeks...and believe my house looks like it. Our lovely, and very clean, friend Nancy finally saw my house...unexpectedly~! Sheesh. Dirty dishes. Messy kitchen. Carpets needed vacuuming. Teenage clutter everywhere. I have no desire to clean it though. I would rather go see Bonnie or go to Happy Hour at Claim Jumpers.

Blog comments. That's all I have to say about that.

Another great Sunday Six.

G & H said...

sounds like a wonderful week! I love easter week too and am excited to attend our new churchs big easter service sunday and also the good friday service! Every sunday our church is amazing so I can only imagine how cool it will be on Easter!

I love how much you love your boys and Ashlyn! Its so sweet the way you write about them and I love reading it cand cant wait for my days as a mom!

PS I love Sonics :)

Ashlyn Carter said...

We love you guys SOOO much. THanks for being such sweet guests. Thank you for everything you do for us and watching the video with YOU was fantastic! Can't wait for our special guests this week. Love you guys...

Ellsworth Party of Four said...

I LOVE your blog...I just leave it laughing super hard most of the time! It brightens my day and it keeps me appreciating the little things. Hope you have a wonderful Easter week.

Holly Girl said...

Have you tried baking your cupcakes in flat bottom icecream cones? Just pour the batter in the cone and bake at 350 for 20 minutes! Adorable! Happy Easter Week! :)

Cougarnana said...

Sorry I'm so slow in commenting...I read your post and commented "in my head" then I got sidetracked and thought I had done it...I swear, it's my age. Once again, I loved reading our Sunday Six, it's always uplifting and fun to know what you've been doing. I'm happy your kids are still close enough that you can get together with them from time to time because, just like you, I have children that I love with all my heart and love being with and can't imagine not seeing them. The Sonic opening looks like it was fun and I love the "vase" and bouquet! I also feel very blessed that I only worked part-time all my working life, it made a huge difference. I have watched others (and my daughters) who have worked full time and been moms of many children and kept beautiful clean houses and I swear, I don't know how they do it. So you and me, we've been lucky!! I, too, love Easter time, my thoughts are turned more fully to the Savior and his life and example and I feel blessed for this knowledge. I wish you a wonderful week!