Friday, November 11, 2011

Today I am thankful for . . .


We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
-Cynthia Ozick

I am thankful for the men and women who fight for the freedom I enjoy every day!  Throughout history many brave men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and I am incredibly grateful for their service and sacrifice.  Many others have gone to war and come home to a world and a life that will never be the same as when they left.   Their sacrifice must also be recognized as it is one which they will be reminded of forever.  We cannot forget that every day men and women put on their uniforms and put their lives on the line for our freedom.

I was reading an article this morning in the Washington Post about today's Google Doodle and the author, Michael S. Cavna, had an interesting point about the significance of today's veterans day.  Here is what he had to say.

"Veterans Day — then called Armistice Day — was proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 to mark the end of World War I. Those fascinated with the numerology of today’s 11-11-11 date might do well to remember: World War I’s major fighting ceased when Germany signed the Armistice in 1918 — on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month."

Being a big palindrome fan I love that this year Veteran's Day falls on 11-11-11!

Be sure to thank the veterans in your life!


top photo from The Big Picture

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Today I am thankful for . . .

. . . my little sister Heidi!!!

Many people on Facebook are doing 30 days of Thankfulness for the month of November.  I'm a little bit late to the party but I thought it would be a great way to get back into this blogging thing and what better day to start than today.  

Today is Heidi's birthday!  28 years ago today I stood next to my mom on her hospital bed and wondered what this little person they called Heidi was all about.  See . . .

Well, I didn't know it then but Heidi has grown up to be a wonderful person, a great sister and a fabulous friend.  Heidi is kind and caring, always putting first.  Heidi is super smart and super fun!  I am so thankful for my little sister.  She is truly a blessing in my life.

Happy Birthday Heidi!
I love you tons and tons!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


"I am younger each year at the first snow.
When I see it, suddenly, in the air, all little and white and moving;
then I am in love again and very young and I believe everything."

Anne Sexton, in a letter to W. D. Snodgrass (November 28, 1958)
found in Real Simple

It started Sunday morning when we woke up to snow!  
Well sort of.  If you look really closely you can see the white stuff.

Reece and Sydney go outside to check it out.

Back inside for a warm up and some coffee.

 It's snowing again!

Let's have a snow dance party.

Happy girl and dog!

Then on Monday we got more snow and a house guest!

If the winter weather hit your home town, travel safe and stay warm.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010