10/16/08

Thursday's Thankful Thirteen

1. I am so thankful that Z and I and our amazing team climbed Mt. Major this past weekend and raised nearly $700 for breast cancer research.

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2. I am thankful that whatever was on my camera with a couple of those pictures didn't ruin the whole stinking shot!!

3. I am thankful that Andrea's father was able to walk her down the aisle and that she and Alex were able to be be there with him when he passed away yesterday morning.

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4. I am thankful that we made it through the entire day yesterday without any accidents with A!!

5. I am thankful that we have had beautiful weather for the past week or so.

6. I am thankful that the weather should hold out this weekend. Long enough for Z to shoot off his rocket with Cub Scouts and for us to take a hike Sunday as a family.

7. I am SO grateful to have family that is so incredibly close. I am not sure I survive without them.

8. I am grateful that I have NEVER faked it (hey, I never said that all these would be beautiful...just things I am thankful for).

9. I am thankful that this election is almost over. No matter who you are voting for just be sure you do it! VOTE!

10. I am grateful that Kirby is willing to work his butt off trying to get out of work a few hours early so I can be with my brother and his new family in CT tomorrow.

11. I am thankful to have been raised in a family that is open and accepting.

12. I am thankful that I was forced to try discovered bison meat. It didn't taste any different in the stew I made (got it at the regular grocery store in the butcher's department). I am also so excited that I figured out how to strike through something!

13. I am thankful that I made it up and down that mountain even though I am WAY out of shape AND my knees were killing me. It has given me a renewed vigor to start hiking again.

12 comments:

SWC said...

You are an inspiration. Not only did you raise money for a good cause but I love that you give thanks. I think is what people call "letting your light shine" okay, I know it sounds sort of dorky.

Jessi said...

how did you do the strike-through on blogger. I tried to do it on my Oui yesterday to no avail...

PS. You are amazing, Erica.

gingela5 said...

Wow--congrats on raising money for breast cancer research! And that climb looked brutal so congrats on that too! Those are all great things to be thankful for...and I'll keep Andrea in my prayers in the loss of her father.

gingela5 said...

I forgot to say something---the view from the top of the mountain is gorgeous! The trees are beautiful!

ParentingPink said...

Wow! What an amazing hike you did! I love the pictures and love even more that you helped raise so much money for breast cancer! Way to go!

Oh, and I love that you are "to the left, to the left, to the left" too!

Sometimes Sophia said...

Terrific photos. Looks like a perfect day for mountain climbing. Bravo for your fundraising efforts!! Very admirable, Lady!!

I enjoyed your thoughtful list, too. Is there a bison recipe that goes with #12, or a reason to substitute bison for beef? Or did the spirit simply moooove you?

Nicki said...

love the thanks posts it really reminds you to look at what's good

TONY a.k.a. i sWEAT bUTTER said...

re:#1 - congrats on making that trek for a good cause. that view looks like it was totally worth every drop of sweat. (and does that sign say "jesus valley?" if so, that's better than a bumper sticker!)

re:#9 - i can't wait for it to be over either. i have a serious case of election anxiety. i think i need prozac.

re:#12 - where the hell does bison come from in new england? maine?

Heather said...

What a beautiful post and beautiful pictures! I have to say I can't wait for this election to be over either.

Caution Flag said...

Seriously? You can buy bison meat at the regular grocery store? I'm curious what it tastes like now.

Shannon said...

Great list! I also noticed on your "things to do in 2008" list you have "Go to a drive-in." Do you have one around? We do and I have been meaning to go all summer, but just haven't made it. I'm probably better off now that the weather is a little cooler, anyway.

Yaya said...

I like this! Don't be surprised if I copy you and do a Thursday Thirteen next week!