Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful Thursday (on Wednesday)

Here are a few things I'm thankful for - in no particular order.
Some are silly; some are fun; some I can't live without.

GOD and His abundant blessings
My amazing, handsome, supportive husband Chris
My three sons - Chris II, Timothy and David - and their different personalities
My grandson, Christopher Paul III
My soon-to-be-here granddaughter, Eleanor Lynn
My parents
My three sisters
My wonderful, warm, cozy home
My extended family and friends
My fun little blog with my kind blogger friends
Second chances
My dogs - Roxy, Calli and Lilly
Chips and Salsa
Seasons - especially Spring and Fall
My karate training and the wonderful teachers I have
Books, Libraries and my Nook
The mountains
Peet's French Roast and CoffeeMate Vanilla Latte Creamer
My crazy African Gray Parrot - Rascal
Hillside Church
Heat and Air Conditioning
Running water and flushing toiliets
My health and a successful recent knee surgery
Freedom in America
My Bible
Learning new things and going on new adventures
My sewing machine
A room to create
Sunshine and Rain
Light and Electricity, Washer and Dryer, Dishwasher and Stove
My job
Time to myself

We are always rushing from one place to another, especially this time of the year. Take the time to love your husband, wife or significant other. Hug your kids, your pets and your friends. Laugh until you cry, eat too much and take a nap.
And each and every day take time to thank GOD for everything. 
What are you thankful for?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy 50th Birthday Chris!

Today is the 50th birthday of my amazing husband Chris!  Wow!
A very proud age indeed!

Tonight we are having a family dinner where I will be preparing his favorite meal of Roast Chicken with carmelized onions, carrots and fennel, roasted potatoes with thyme and garlic, homemade crusty bread and lemon meringue pie and berry pie.  Yummo!

Have an awesome day my love! You're the best husband, father, Papa, lover, friend, Sensei that a girl could ask for!

I can't wait to see where your love of adventure takes us in the next 50 years!

at "Pump It Up!" - 2011

Okinawa - 2010
Shurei Castle - Okinawa - 2010

Dunsmuir 2010

May 2011

Florida - 2009

With our Lil' Man - 2011

Oakland A's Game - 2010

Tour of the Unknown Coast Ride - May 2010

Point Olema - June 2011