Monday, September 22, 2014

Weekend Blessings

As I was driving back from the country last night, Eric was listening to football, Ella was sleeping, & I was feeling reflective. I started to ponder how blessed we were to have had such a wonderful weekend with family & friends. Too often I get wrapped up in the chaos of our hectic life & forget to appreciate the little things, so today I thought I'd take a few minutes to do just that this morning. 

  • I had absolutely beautiful weather for my football game on Saturday morning. It was sunny & sixty degrees... just cool enough to rock my scarf, but not so cool that I needed gloves. 

  • Ella got to spend so much time with her family this weekend. She went apple picking on Saturday with Eric's mom, then spent the night at Eric's dad's, and finished off her tour with a football day at my aunt's. 
  • Running. I haven't been able to get out & run very often since school started. Actually, I haven't run at all in the past 3 weeks. Which makes me feel horrible when I say it out loud, but it's my reality at the moment. So the fact that I was able to get out & run on Sunday morning made me very happy. I just missed the rain & got in a solid 3 miles. Surprisingly, I'm walking just fine this morning too, it must be all of the pacing I do in the cheer gym every night that's keeping me in shape. 

  • The Bills... they didn't win, but they provided us with a great day of entertainment. 
  • Homemade food! My aunt & I made chicken noodle soup then my mother-in-law sent me home with homemade apple sauce & apple crisp! I love all things apple, so I went home very happy yesterday. 
  • My parent's house in the country. I absolutely love it there. Eric & I stayed the night on Saturday, just the two of us, and it was far quieter than normal - since normally the whole family is there at once. Even with just us, it still felt like home. I lived there by myself for two years when my parents first moved, so I think the quiet brought me back to a calmer time in life. No matter what it was, it was good to be there.
  • Online shopping. I had packages from Gymboree, Bath & Body Works, and a boutique arrive on Friday afternoon. It made coming home from my football game at 10:30 just a little more exciting. 

What were you blessed with this weekend? 

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