Wednesday, October 31, 2012

{Thanks} Living, October Edition

Happy Halloween, y'all!
I'm not much a fan of this day, but it is the last day of the month
and I will celebrate it by being thankful.

I am thankful to have finally met some beautiful ladies that I met on Instagram.  Libby, Amber, Angie, and I met at a cupcake emporium and had dessert on a Saturday afternoon.  It was glorious!  Just earlier that week, I also met up with Sarah from IG.  It was so awesome to put a real face with pictures that I see daily.

The weekend after that, Tyler and I had an opportunity to serve in our community.  Our church, along with 14 other churches participated in St. Louis Serve Day.  Our Life Group decided to do it together, so we were assigned to help put up the "tent" for our Christmas production that they put on every year.  Tyler and I even ended up on the top of a ladder before the day was over!  I'm thankful for the opportunity to be involved with my church, alongside some pretty awesome people.

I'm thankful for the opportunity that Tyler and I had to go home to see my family.  We even had several meals altogether, which rarely happens.  It's a blessing when it does happen.  The boys were home on fall break, helping Dad in the field.
Oh, and that round thing in the picture?
That's the cookie that my mom bought us to celebrate the fact that Tyler and I are officially
Have I told you that lately? Haha!!
I am SO thankful for that!!

I'm thankful for the opportunity to participate in The Snail Mail Diaries with some awesome IG ladies!  Yes, people, this is like old-school penpals.  Jealous?
You should be, because my awesome penpal, Donna, is so cool!!
I'm thankful for having the opportunity to meet other ladies around the US.

I'm thankful for my job.  Sometimes it's rough, but I'm just thankful that I have it.
I'm also thankful for some of the positive changes that we've had in the past month or so.

I'm thankful for our new series at church that we just started called, "Not a Fan."  I'm thankful for the challenge it's already given me, and I look forward to seeing how God will use me after it's over.

I am thankful for the new ideas and exciting opportunities for my shop.
Oh, and the ability to sew.

Speaking of my shop:

What are you thankful for this month?

Linking up with Leslie today!



  1. That cupcake looks AH-mazing!:) Hope you guys have a great day and enjoyed your lunch date;)

  2. What a great post!! :) First of all, DEBT free is AWESOME!!! And such a great reason to celebrate!! I'm not a big fan of Halloween either...not at all. But the "Snail Mail Diaries" sounds pretty amazing, I love that idea!! Stopping by from Thanksliving, have a blessed and beautiful day!!

  3. seeing all your IG's of fabric lately is inspiring and fun! you better share what you're making with all that! and serious congrats on being debt free. that is really admirable and something to protect for the future as well, right? and what in the world. that cupcake. i need it!!! have a great weekend and thanks so much for linking up!!


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