Thursday, June 11, 2015

Thankful for it Thursday: a weekly link up

Hi all! I am so excited to be hosting this link up! I have to tell you--last summer I started recording a daily account of what I was thankful for, basically a gratitude journal, and it is amazing the joy that opening your eyes to the blessings around you can bring! I firmly believe that you are the creator of your own joy. Go find it, own it, live it! So I created this linky as a fun little way to share the week's blessings bestowed upon you. It can be simple, profound, school related, or not school related. Snap a picture and share it with us! What made you smile?-- Family, friends, an event, a student, productivity, nature? I'd love to hear from all of you!!

First, it is so nice to have more family time!  I love these little goobers.  For those of you that don't know, I am a mom of 3 kids. Grace-8, Gabe-5, & Myles-almost 3.  It fills my mommy-heart to get to spend more time with them in the summer months.  The top picture is me and Myles demonstrating the "Myles airplane". :)  The bottom picture is one of our favorite places to go:  Six Flags.  We went a weeknight and this is me taking one for the team here.  I rode the Scrambler with them.  Yikes!  3 words:  too old and Dramamine!!  

Next, I am thankful I have caught some sort of running bug.  Here's my story in a nice fast-forward addition:  In January, I started a goal to live a more healthy lifestyle.  At first this just included losing some weight, but in March, I started training for my first 5K, and ran that in May.  My 8 yr old daughter ran it with me with  her best friend and mine!  How proud I am of her that she has a 5K under her belt already!  The second picture is my mileage I ran the other week.  I have since increased it to 8 miles!  This is huge for me.  In January, I could not run 5 minutes straight, and I'm so glad that my body is becoming conditioned to healthier ways.  When I hit the 9 mile mark, I am signing up for my first half marathon...I think...still super nervous about taking that leap!  Anyway, additionally I am thankful for all the support I have gotten from family and friends to keep me going on this journey.  

That's all I got for this week  (well, at least in pictures).  I have to up my game and be better about taking more pictures this upcoming week!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Just click the link below but don't forget to copy the above image and paste it into your post. Have a great one and thanks for stopping by! An InLinkz Link-up


  1. Thank you for this link up! Your kiddos are adorable! Way to go on the running what an accomplishment! I need to catch that bug...send it this way please!!!

  2. Thanks for hosting such a fun link up! Your kiddos are precious! Kudos with your running goals, they can be the hardest goals to stick to!!

    Warmest Wishes,