Sunday, January 27, 2013

Thankful Thursday, Sunday-style

An inexcusable amount of time has passed since my last post. I won't even try to catch up in words. Instead, for your viewing pleasure, here ya go.

{Bub gave me a beautiful, precious sister-in-law.}

{Most of the members of the Johnston clan came to celebrate the first Johnston grandkid nuptials.}

{This handsome fella made a girlfriend out of me.}

{Bub and O brought sweet baby Molly home.}

{This happened.}

{We made it to Auburn for one of the 3 wins this season. Still love them Tigers.}

{We gave thanks.}

{I bought a new dress and got to wear a pretty corsage and got to show off my pretty parents.}

{B spent 5 days in the hospital slaying a blood clot. I spent 3 nights with him, the last of which was a very stressful, completely sleepless one in the ICU. The nurses fell in love with him and made him a crown.}

{We Christmased.}

{We celebrated the end of one year and the start of another.}

Life is good. Busy, and often less than perfect, but always good.

Today I am thankful for...
  • the good Lord and second (and 5 billionth) chances
  • my sweet, handsome B
  • my goofy, supportive, lovely family and friends
  • all of B's family members, on both sides, who make me feel welcome and loved and like I'm part of the gang
  • my job, my ridiculously sweet 27 schoolbabies, coworkers that light up my days, and our wonderful building
  • a roof over my head, shoes on my feet, clothes in my closet, clean running water, food in my fridge, enough money to cover my needs, a warm and cozy bed
  • my newly-implemented budget...while it has cut out nearly all of my fun money, it's for the greater good (or so I keep telling myself!)
  • our upcoming school trip to D.C.
  • vitamins and Mucinex-D
  • Downton Abbey
  • good, long phone conversations this week that helped me stay connected to my people
  • a fun day out on the town with the parents last Saturday...they make me happy
  • our FriendshipFest Lite in Montgomery last Sunday...I love my friends!
  • green smoothies
  • a potential new home in the works...crossing my fingers but trying to be content with what I have while I have it!
  • a nice warm-up this's becoming clearer to me every winter that seriously cold weather ain't my thang (I enjoy a good, cozy fire, scarves, hot chocolate, and all that jazz, but I'm never sad to see the 50s return.)
  • 8-hours-of-sleep kinda nights
  • lotion
  • laughter
  • contentment
  • learning something new each and every day

Happy new week, yall!


  1. I have missed you and your happy blog! Thankful you are back ; ) Looks like life is good!

  2. HONEY! I have missed YOU!!! Loving that you are well and happy! :)

  3. Elizabeth, you are so sweet! I've been keeping up with you and your sweet family even though I haven't been commenting. I'm trying to ease back into my's overwhelming after being gone for a while! Anyway, thanks for your sweet comment. I hope you and yours have a fabulous weekend!

    Love, Julie

  4. Lauren, I have missed you right back!! I've been following along with your blog and your adventures, but have gotten lazy about commenting. Sorry, friend :( I'm glad things in your world are so good right now. Your babes are precious! Happy weekend, friend!

    Love, Julie

  5. Looks like so much fun is happening for you. Embrace each new adventure with eyes wide open and take what it gives you asking for nothing in return. God will always provide what you need. Love with all your heart, a relationship takes 100% from each partner. You and Brian are a great match, enjoy each other. We love you.


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