"Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!" - Amanda Bradley

Saturday, November 22, 2008

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." ~Thornton Wilder

This week was full. Full of all those things that fill up weeks. Sounds exact doesn't it. Work. Family. Errands. Friends. Just daily stuff.

This girl, my lovely cousin Lorinda, had a birthday this week. She turned 29 (again...she just keeps doing that over and over and over + a few more overs!). On Friday I was lucky enough to spend the whole day with her. We did the stuff we usually do. Nothing out of the ordinary or special, just what makes us us. Just what makes us happy. Coffee (at Starbucks of course), scrapbook store, lunch, hanging out in Fairhaven, more coffee, book store. The usual.

I am thankful for Archer having such a great youth group. This weekend they had a double lock-in - brave souls those leaders are, so Archer is gone until tomorrow morning. I am thankful for the kids who are so good to each other, who are friends and family and care for one another AND the leaders who truly enjoy their calling with the kids, who are fantastic role models and care for each kid and connect with them on an individual and group level.

With the teenager gone my thoughts were to get the house in order, to knock some of those items off my list which have been there for so long. So, what did I do? I finished up my December daily album - well almost finished just need to punch some holes (Tami!), began Troy's birthday present (I hope I finish - and sssshhhh it is a surprise - lucky he doesn't read this), had Alex out for dinner, watched a movie...I did a load of laundry and dishes, but didn't get the house cleaned and that is ok.

Thankful for a quiet Saturday.


  1. I'm glad you & Lorinda had a good time. Not like that's any different from any other time you're together though. :)

    I can't wait to hear how the church service goes. LOTS of kids with little to no sleep leading ... he he he.

  2. Happy birthday, Lorinda! I hope I look as great as she does when I turn 29 (I'm only 23, so it will be a few years).

  3. Happy Birthday Lorinda! Such a fun day. I had my last birthday last year...49 forever. I think 29 sounds better!


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