Saturday, November 29, 2014


today i'm thankful for ethans descriptive and detailed video.
and for 5:15 am cell phone calls.
and for college football games on every tv in the house.
and for nate's front door updates.
and for chipolte for lunch & dinner.
and for ordering november photos for project life.
and for auburn vs. alabama in tuscaloosa.

Friday, November 28, 2014


today i'm thankful for college football on all tvs.
and for college football on yesterday.
and for college football on tomorrow morning, afternoon & evening.
and for amazon black friday deals.
and for starting some online christmas shopping.
and for sleeping in today on this black friday !

Thursday, November 27, 2014


today i'm thankful for God, our families, our health,
our love, our laughs and our appreciation for the everyday
and for turkeys with bones!
(i bought the wrong boneless turkey - haha!)
and for pioneer womans apple pie with pecan topping & caramel sauce!
gobble, gobble - happy thanksgiving to y'all near & far!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


today i'm thankful for physic experiments with jumping aliens.
and for pre-christmas with steve.
and for crossing live items off the wish list.
and for ordering christmas cards before thanksgiving.
and for steves world famous tacos for dinner.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


today i'm thankful for creative commercials on tv.
and for "never say never" that is totally overused in our home -
especially when referring to college football games.
and for thanksgiving grocery shopping at 9am with all three boys.
and for all the 'extras' they added to the cart.
and for watching 'homeland' tonight on showtime on demand -
what a great season again - finally!

Monday, November 24, 2014


today i'm thankful for a silent alarm clock.
and for not having to pack lunches.
and for just hanging with my dudes today.
and for free chapter samples on my ipad mini kindle app.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


today i'm thankful for blue skies after rainy a rainy saturday.
and for a new haircut for justin.
and for walks through the domain.
and for shopping at whole foods.
and for those 3 hours i wasted watching the american music awards tonight.

Saturday, November 22, 2014


today i'm thankful for lazy saturdays with nothing on the calendar.
no concerts, no games, no parties.
no school events, no volunteering, no sleepovers.
today i'm thankful for a big empty square on the calendar.

Friday, November 21, 2014


today i'm thankful for amazon online wish lists
and handwritten priority numbers.
and for last day of school before thanksgiving break.
and dinners that start with "whatever you want."

Thursday, November 20, 2014


today i'm thankful for library books again.
and for the time to enjoy all types of books from historical fiction,
to memoirs to nonfiction.
and for books that remind me how God moves in each of our lives.
and for books that make me want to learn more.
and for books that make me what to grow.
and for books that make me want to read romeo & juliet again.
and for figuring out how to make these photos small and even sized for this post.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


today i'm thankful for detailed post-it notes complete with drawing.
and for finding the last package at party city.
and for a physics class that involves pop-up toys.
and for a son who doesn't procrastinate like his mom.
and for insisting on picking up the new christmas tree today
despite husbands concerns that i might be too heavy -
"i am woman hear me roar" with a stubborn streak still after all these years.
and for a husband who does say a word as i sit with the heating pad
on my back all evening.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


today i'm thankful for a husband who sends me photos.
and for memories of snow days, hot cocoa & winter boots.
and for each God created snowflake.
and for safety to all those caught in this back home.
and for a new battery installed in the minivan.
and for not getting stuck somewhere.
and for a God that sometimes has to tap us on the shoulder twice.
and for the firestone guy telling me i needed a new battery weeks ago.

Monday, November 17, 2014


today i'm thankful for rereading books on my nightstand.
and for highlighting meaningful words on the pages.
and for taking time to count the wonderful daily gifts we are given.
and for a minivan filled with groceries that didn't start.
and for a prayer that it would.
and for an answered prayer in walmart parking lot.
and for a honda mailer in the mailbox tonight.
and for an appointment for a battery check tomorrow morning.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


today i'm thankful for watching our niece and nephew enjoy the fun of ice skating.
and for helmets to keep them safe.
and for winter jackets to keep them warm.
and for snowmen built outside their window.
and for more pictures that make their way to us.
and for group messages sent.
and for all the memories that ice skating reminds us of.

Saturday, November 15, 2014


today i'm thankful for 5:15am phone calls.
and for being cancelled, not on call.
and for chipotle opening this week up the street.
and for steak tacos for lunch.
and for college games on the tv & a fire in the fireplace.

Friday, November 14, 2014


today i'm thankful for all our nieces & nephews around the world.
and for the sound of my iphone delivering a picture or two.
and for knowing how to save the image.
and for this great thing called facetime to hear the laughs from far away.

Thursday, November 13, 2014


today i'm thankful for first season fires in the fireplace.
and HEB stocking wood bundles early this year.
and a boy that goes to the bus stop in shorts and a t-shirt
 even though its only 29 degrees outside.
and the bills game on thursday night football.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


today i'm thankful for three boys who prep their lunches
the night before school.
and for some who make healthy choices.
and for some that don't.
and for some that remember to put their freeze pack in the freezer.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


today i'm thankful for veterns day.
and for those who have selfishly served our country yesterday and today.
and for the magic of the internet to share it with us.

Monday, November 10, 2014


today i'm thankful for redbox movies.
and catching up on recent chick, real life and youth movies.
and watching "begin again".
and watching "philomenia".
and watching "the fault in our stars".
and for colin knowing the perfect gift for our zang family kris kringle this year-
"we should get them a cooler"
{inset uncle mikes basement cleaning cooler story that brought laughing tears to my eyes and for colins razor sharp memory}

Sunday, November 9, 2014


today i'm thankful for our annual list.
and three boys who faithfully fill in the blanks.
and for traditions that fill the pages of project life.
and for a computer that continually saves this file for this day.

Saturday, November 8, 2014


today i'm thankful for amazon.
and for its search engines.
and for its gift wrapping.
and for its shipping directly to birthday boys in the future.

Friday, November 7, 2014


today i'm thankful for a well used library card.
and always having a book while waiting to pick up someone.
and a library that has ebooks to fill up my kindle app.

Thursday, November 6, 2014


today i'm thankful for a safe world travel trip ending.
and for book reviews that someone thought i might enjoy.
and for assorted subs on the couch in pajamas.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


today i'm thankful for the iphone that allows calls from
foreign lands to sound like they are in the next room.
and for playing words with friends in different time zones.
and the buzz of my phone at 3am telling me its my turn.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


today i'm thankful for our DVR.
and for it recording modern family on wednesday nights.
and for recording 30 for 30 on espn on tuesday nights.
and for it allowing us to watch our family shows
when we have family night.

Monday, November 3, 2014


today i'm thankful for the hopewell hornets 7th grade
football teams both winning the divisional championships!
and for two teenage boys that drove over to the game 
after a long day at school.
and for a season on the bleachers that never needed
jackets or umbrellas.
and for confirmation emails from franklins in my inbox.

Sunday, November 2, 2014


today i'm thankful for iphone alarm clocks that buzz at 11:45pm
& franklins BBQ preorders for december being accepted at midnight!

Saturday, November 1, 2014


today i'm thankful for a job that i can wear nike sneakers &
greys anatomy scrubs.
that i can make a difference in soomeones hospital experience.
that i can get out early somedays & catch the end of some great college games.
that i still love being a nurse even after a stressful, busy day.

Friday, October 31, 2014


happy halloween !
recognize anyone ?


laughing quote of the day:
"give me 90 minutes and a pumpkin carving kit 
and I'll give ya scooby doo jack-o-latern"

Thursday, October 30, 2014


another 100 things to smile about
296. family photos order received in the mail
297. halloween candy bags still unopened
298. learning how to use the camera timer on my iphone via you tube
299. ali edwards "week in the life" series this week
300. another 100 daily gratitudes documented

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


another 100 things to smile about
291. holiday catalogs in the mailbox
292. gecco living in our kitchen window
293. new version of words with friends
294. early release day for colin with no football practice
295. new project life "list" cards - y'all know how much i love lists

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


another 100 things to smile about
286. monday night NFL games in dallas
287. one autographed football for nathan
288. signed by charles haley in the suite last night
289. iphone pictures from steve & ticket stub for project life
290. overtime loss to hometown colt mccoy

Monday, October 27, 2014


another 100 things to smile about
281. monday night football games
282. at dragon stadium
283. while i work the concession booth
284. one photo game tonight
285. serving winning hopewell hornets!

Sunday, October 26, 2014


another 100 things to smile about
276. early service at 9am
277. ham, salami & pepperoni subs for olde times
278. papa murphy pizza
279. love our HEB grocery store up the street
280. fireworks at dark that scare me

Saturday, October 25, 2014


another 100 things to smile about
271. sunny saturdays and 90 degrees
272. downtown afternoon dates with my dude
273. hanging at the texas book fest 
274. LSU beating Old Miss
275. one bucket of KFC

Friday, October 24, 2014


another 100 things that make me smile
266. finding three packages of my favorite discontinued stickers at michaels today
(its the little things in life!)
267. no line at the bank today - once in a while you actually have to go to the bank
268. getting taco grease off of justins favorite banana republic shirt
269. colin having brownies for dinner tonite at 9pm
270. planning holiday surprises

Thursday, October 23, 2014


another 100 things to smile about
261. finishing this book today - quick LOL book about motherhood
262. deleting unwanted apps from my phone
263. the smell of brownies baking in the oven
264. making sure everyone has completed their NFL games for the upcoming week
265. cleaning out the fridge & throwing away unidentifiable items